Asset Engineer

We have the ideal opportunity for you to use your Asset Management experience in a varied and challenging role, working for a great company.

WEL Networks owns and manages the electrical lines network in Hamilton and the greater Waikato area.  We are proud to provide a highly reliable electricity supply to over 94,000 homes and businesses.  With a staff of 250, working out of our modern, purpose built complex in Te Rapa we provide a fully integrated electricity network management service which includes planning, design, delivery and operation.

We are looking for a self-motivated and passionate Asset Engineer to join the Asset Management team

The purpose of this role is to lead asset reliability and performance within the Asset Management team. WEL is in the early stages of implementing the ISO55001 Asset Management system and we are looking for someone that can drive these principles into our systems and processes.  The Asset Engineer will also monitor the performance of network assets and target measurement, analysis, maintenance and asset replacement, to achieve greater asset reliability. 

Key responsibilities

  • Support the ISO55001 Project Manager by leading the Asset Management team in our ISO55001 journey

  • Gather and interpret reliability and fault cause data to assist in preventative maintenance and asset replacement strategies

  • Create asset management plans and strategies for all major asset groups

  • Work collaboratively with members of your team and help guide them in creating maintenance plans that align with the Reliability Centred Maintenance principles and methodology

  • Develop business cases to resolve network performance issues and assist with the updating of the Asset Management Plan

Skills & Experiences

  • A strong understanding of the principles underpinning ISO55000

  • 5-10 years’ experience in strategically delivering predictive and preventative engineering in a power system environment

  • Proven reliability engineering know-how

  • Knowledge of the distribution network industry

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification

  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical abilities

We are passionate about providing excellent service in the Asset Management team and will require you to have a demonstrable commitment to best-practice customer service as well as high level written and spoken English language skills. You will also be a self-motivated professional and a proven team player.

WEL offers a competitive package and a professional working environment - we look after our people.  We will help you with relocation expenses if you are moving into our area and our staff benefits include fully funded medical and life insurance!

We are also committed to being a drug and alcohol free worksite so before you are confirmed into a role at WEL you will be required to undertake a drug and alcohol test.

If you feel this role is a good fit for your current skills and future aspirations, please submit an online application at – where you can also see a detailed position description.



Permanent - Full Time

Job no: GKAN914615

Location: Hamilton

Closing Date: Sunday, 4 August 2019