General Manager Operations

Reference Number: 8280aa

Location: Rangiora, Canterbury

  • New Role
  • Executive Team
  • Build, Operate

 

About The Role: 

This is a newly combined role within the executive leadership team and reports directly to the Chief Executive.

Leading a team of approximately 100 staff, the General Manager Operations will be responsible for leading teams who manage the network infrastructure and network operations ensuring safe, sustainable customer focussed outcomes for the business.

This is a diverse role which includes:

  • Leading and mentoring a high performing team with an embedded safety culture;
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans for the functional areas;
  • Managing operational assets, performance and expenditure;
  • Developing and leading the network operational strategy;
  • Delivering the engineering design and standardisation framework;
  • Leading the field services team in driving efficiency and productivity;
  • Building relationships with key customers and stakeholders;
  • Crucial part of the Emergency and Incident Management Team.

 

Skills & Experience: 

The ideal candidate will have strong commercial acumen and a track record of delivering results in a significant operational role.

Electricity sector experience is desirable but not essential.

More importantly our client seeks:

  • Proven people leadership experience;
  • Strategic mindset;
  • Commercial and financial acumen;
  • Operational leadership experience in contracting, engineering or infrastructure sectors;
  • A team player.

 

Benefits:

  • Excellent workplace culture;
  • Professional development opportunities;
  • Lifestyle location;
  • Comprehensive employment benefits;
  • Option for nine-day fortnight.

 

About the Company:

MainPower New Zealand owns and operates the electricity distribution network across North Canterbury.  They have been distributing electricity to the North Canterbury region for around 100 years and currently deliver electricity to over 43,000 homes and businesses via 5,170 kilometres of overhead lines and underground cables, across a geographic area of 11,180 square kilometres.  Their network spans from north of the Waimakariri River through to the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts, north to Kaikōura.

 

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 7 August 2022.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing document.

For more information please phone Mike Stenhouse on +64 27 442 8348.

To apply use application form or email cvchc@sheffield.co.nz

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