Generation Controller - Steamfield

  • Full-time
  • Department: Generation & Trading

Company Description

Ko wai mātou | About us 

Our purpose is to put our energy where it matters, to decarbonise the New Zealand energy sector and promote #changematters.   

We are committed to delivering market leading performance to shareholders and value to our customers. We will add value to the resources that we are stewards of, in turn ensuring the sustainability of our business.  We work closely with iwi, our neighbours, contractors and our local communities to develop projects that deliver wider benefits beyond the obvious. 

To support these aspirations, we are in a state of growth and introducing an exciting, industry first way of structuring our operational teams at our geothermal business unit.  This means reshaping how we work, what we work on and developing our people to be curious and empower them to make decisions in a high trust environment. In other word/s kaitiakitanga.

Here at Contact we are deeply passionate about challenging the status quo. This shows up in many ways, one of which is to create a workplace that promotes personal and professional development, that’s why we are on a mission to find a Generation Controller to join our ‘best in class’ group of operators. Whether you are an experienced plant operator, or you have an interest in taking on a trainee role to learn a new craft - we want to talk to you. Keen to learn more, read on!

Job Description

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The primary focus of this role is to operate our Steamfield plant in a safe, efficient and timely manner within operational guidelines, EGR/NZEM rules, and offer guidelines to meet output and performance requirements. Safety is your middle name and keeping your peers in line with occupational health principles and practices will bring you great satisfaction.

No day is likely to be the same as the last as you learn the specific code of compliance requirements for our Geothermal Steamfields but here’s a small preview into some of tasks that will fill up your day.

  • Operate local and remote-control steam and fluid handling systems via DCS systems and respond to alarms / events.
  • Monitor plant performance, maintain plant efficiency, whilst identifying and anticipating events to prevent failures.
  • Ensure that all activities and tasks are conducted in compliance with environmental consents and within field and company environmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Contribute to the performance of the team by assisting in other areas or sites as required, including identifying opportunities for improvement of systems and processes, and suggest advice and/or strategies to other staff to minimise risk.

You may even have a couple of these gems:

  • Come from a trade background.
  • Specialist qualification such as EnChem L3 or L4.

If not, that is ok, as Contact Energy will provide full training up to, and including specialist qualifications like EnChem L4, Electrical Competency Standards (and beyond) for the successful applicant.

Who are you?

We have a set of behaviours that we think describe the person we are looking for and the experience or attitude you will bring.

  1. Curiosity – you are often described as the person at the BBQ that asks, “but why”. This curiosity helps foster your innovative approach to your work and your overall team.
  2. Human Kindness – you are a naturally inclusive person that thrives when collaborating with others, you take pride in what you do and how you treat others.
  3. Pointed Focus – you focus on the important stuff and don’t stress on the small thin gs
  4. Progressive – matched with your curiosity you are always thinking about ‘how we can make things better’ and you are one of few people that feels comfortable being uncomfortable. We all know that’s the space where we learn the most!

Additional Information

How to get involved?  

We run a 24/7 business, so while this is a day work role some out of hours and overtime work may be required from time to time.

At Contact Energy, we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment which values and respects diverse styles, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

We welcome and encourage women, Tangata whenua and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Our teams are busy as we move into the colder months of the year, which means we want to fill this role quickly. If you have read this and it struck a chord, don’t delay. Apply now!

If working for a progressive company is for you, apply now. Thanks and looking forward to the korero.  

Contact Energy is committed to being an inclusive employer. We want people to be themselves, after all, they can't be anyone else!

Please note, only candidates with the right to live and work in New Zealand will be considered for this role. 

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