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Manager Network Development


The Lines Company


  • Leadership – Motivated to make a difference
  • Accomplished leader of performance and innovation
  • Lifestyle Choices


The Lines Company is proud to keep over 18,500 customers connected to electricity throughout the King Country, Ruapehu and Central Plateau. They supply both residential and major industrial businesses from their Head Office in Te Kūiti. The business and its subsidiaries have in excess of 160 staff working across the region with the aim to ensure safe and efficient operation and long term stewardship of the network. 100% owned by the Waitomo Energy Services Customer Trust, The Lines Company has a focus on innovation and use of technology to ensure effective operation of the network and its sustainability for future generations. 


The purpose of this newly created role of Manager Network Development is to continue to build on the positive changes made over the past three years through further improving our asset management processes, implementing new technology, and enabling and developing people, all whilst placing our customers at the heart of everything we do.


The Manager Network Development will lead a team tasked with the long term strategic management of network assets through smart information analysis and planning, assessing risk, technical innovation, compliance, and planning for maintenance and capital spend. The network assets include the planning for the efficient operation of small scale hydro generation. The network is complex and covers an extensive land area with a diverse range of geographic and climatic challenges.  Consequently, the role is diverse with many interesting challenges and opportunities to apply new thinking, develop smart technical solutions and deliver pragmatic outcomes.  


Applicants will demonstrate the following:


  • A champion of exemplary health & safety behaviours.
  • Proven ability to provide motivational and inclusive leadership.
  • Initiative and a creative approach to problem solving with a proactive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Relevant progressive asset management experiences.
  • Proven ability to lead teams and build effective relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work at both a strategic and operational level.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable.

The company office is in Te Kūiti and the appointee can live in the surrounding Waikato or King Country regions. The lifestyle choices for family and adventure are extensive.



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Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at search@eqiglobal.com


Applications for this role should include a cover letter and resume.


Closing date for applications is Friday 30 October 2020.

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