Designer / Estimator

Are you looking for a challenging position in a great company that will allow you to use and develop both your technical and design skills?

WEL Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of WEL Networks who owns and manages the electrical lines network in Hamilton and the greater Waikato area.  We are responsible for providing the full range of field services required to maintain a highly reliable electricity supply to over 89,000 homes and businesses. 

We are looking for a Designer / Estimator to join our Works Planning team.  This position provides design and estimating services to support the construction and extension of WEL’s network.  You will be working closely with Field Supervisors and Project Managers to ensure they have the detail they require for project construction. 

Your key tasks will include:

  • Developing detailed design specifications

  • Designing and pricing projects

  • Assisting with specialist design, review and approval

  • Producing a complete design package

  • Labour benchmarking

Your previous experience will include: 

  • A comprehensive knowledge of the HV electrical industry and field work activities, preferably with experience in overhead and underground lines

  • A high level of computer literacy and the ability to learn new packages

  • Good communication skills and the proven ability to work as part of a team to achieve common goals.

This role would also suit someone looking to move ‘inside’ to a less hands on role, after a career of working in the field. 

WEL is committed to a drug and alcohol free environment.  A pre-employment health assessment (including a drug test) and adherence to our Drug and Alcohol Policy is essential. 

We look after our people, and provide a great range of staff benefits, including fully funded medical insurance and life insurance. 

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: EOAN914578

Location: Hamilton

Closing Date: Tuesday, 4 June 2019