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Title:  Planner - Isolation (Penrose, Auckland)

Date:  09-Sep-2021

Otahuhu, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 1062

Business unit:  Operations and Commerce
Position status:  Permanent
Employment type:  Full Time
Level of experience:  Experienced



  • Safety Critical Role
  • Key Player within Operations
  • Electrical Tertiary Qualification and/or NZ Electrical Registration


Due to a recent internal promotion, we now searching for a Planner to schedule our isolation requirements and join our team in Penrose, Auckland.


Your Role:

You will produce the isolation planning with its related documents to Traction control and the Isolation teams.  These plans can be anything between 2 weeks and 2 months but there will also be emergency isolations to plan at times.


The primary responsibilities are:


  • To safely plan all isolations within the Auckland Metro area
  • Coordinate isolation requests with all stakeholders
  • Provide engineering and technical support for KiwiRail’s traction systems
  • Manage projects as assigned
  • Provide guidelines on how to work around OLE


Your Skills:

Tertiary electrical engineering qualification and/or NZ electrical registration with at least three years traction system experience in maintenance, construction or engineering design/management is essential for the role.


You will also need a good understanding of occupational health and safety and risk management requirements as well as knowledge of Electrical Industry statutes, codes of practice, standards and trade practices.


The above along with the following skills will see you excel in this role:


  • Able to work under pressure
  • Excel literate
  • Enjoy exact/correct work – high attention to detail and precision
  • Able to keep the planning clear and correct despite a lot of solicitation/changes
  • Able to work fast and correct first time
  • Good communication


Your Benefits:


  • Competitive remuneration
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Access to discounted travel, health insurance & holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust


About KiwiRail:

KiwiRail is New Zealand's national railway, employing around 4,200 talented people in a wide range of business functions.  Our teams are responsible for maintaining 4,000 kilometres of rail corridor, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, overhead wires, signals, and level crossings. Our team is like a family; we love what we do, and we thrive in this busy and upbeat environment.


KiwiRail is committed to an inclusive, flexible, and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected, and have equal opportunity to succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, personalities, ethnicities, abilities, and cultures.


If you are ready to make a difference within a progressive organisation that encourages forward thinking and recognises success, then we would like to hear from you.


Applications close: 3 October 2021


Position Description:  Isolation Planner

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