Design Engineer

Katie McCone

  • Skilled
  • Otago
  • Job ID: 8508


  • Bring your proven design experience and customer focus
  • Enjoy great work/life balance in Central Otago
  • A focus on safety, innovation, and taking you and your ideas seriously

If you’ve got a fascination for power engineering design, how about making your mark at Connetics?

Connetics’ Southern Depot in Cromwell is growing, and we’re looking for a Design Engineer to complete the team and help us continue to provide our top-notch design, project management and consulting services. Supported by the Design & Engineering Team in Christchurch with the autonomy of a regional depot, this role brings the best of both worlds.

With a head office in Christchurch and our regional depots in Cromwell and Tawa, Wellington, Connetics are responsible for constructing and maintaining overhead and underground lines and equipment across these locations.

You’ll bring:

  • Technical understanding of electricity distribution networks, including design in overhead lines, 11kV/400V substations, underground reticulations, substation and protection systems
  • Proven design experience
  • Electrical Engineering qualification (desired)
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • A familiarity with AutoCAD

This role requires a dynamic, customer focussed person who works well in the team from end to end process. You’ll work from concept design through to completion, taking in client liaison and design, so you’ll be a practical, customer-focussed person who can get on site and understand the balance between design and constructability.

So this could be the advancement you’re looking for in your career. We can certainly provide that at Connetics. There’s a world of opportunity in engineering here; we’re a diverse organisation and we’re happy to help you take your career in any direction.

We provide (and pay for) all the training and licences you need to do your job, plus any extra education you might need for professional development. You’ll also find a great range of staff benefits, including long service leave, wellbeing benefits, and an employer that understands you have a life outside work. If you’re joining us from outside Central Otago, we’ll even contribute to your relocation costs.

It should be clear by now that at Connetics, you’ll have more. More satisfaction, more opportunity, more innovation, more experiences – and more life in a day for the things and people that matter to you.

What will you do with it? Apply now at

Pre-employment tests – Medical and Ministry of Justice

Connetics require all successful applicants to complete a pre-employment medical test, which includes a drug and alcohol test and a pre-employment Ministry of Justice check.

Overseas applicants

Due to COVID-19 border restrictions we are unable to accept overseas applications at this time, unless you are already eligible to work in New Zealand, with New Zealand citizenship, New Zealand permanent residency or a valid New Zealand work permit.

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