Outage Coordinator


Location: Canterbury

Job Type: Full time


Ventia Pty Ltd

Our hardworking and busy Power team based in Christchurch are seeking an experienced Outage Planner to carry out outage planning of scheduled/unscheduled Maintenance, Projects and Transmission Lines work in the upper half of the South Island.


You will be part of a growing team and will have the opportunity to develop your career within the Power Sector. Ventia has recently been awarded a 10 year contract and have expanded their patch in the Transpower Network. This role will give you the chance to work with a well-established team who are experienced and experts in their field. You will gain access to learning and development programs as well opportunities to further your career growth.

At Ventia, we carry out essential and critical work that serve and Power the community.


This is a busy role that looks after up to 30 outages a month. Your day to day responsibilities include compiling operating sequences for scheduled or unscheduled maintenance project, and lines work. You will be responsible for the documentation of substation access or test permit area, including isolation points and earthing requirements working safely in the Transpower HV switchyard.

This role will also look after the preparation of switching folders for maintenance switcher and field operators required for scheduled or unscheduled work, including faults. They will be responsible for creating outage window requests in Transpower outage system (IONS) as well as carrying out other administrative activities in this system.

Other key responsibilities include

  • Resource planning
  • Stakeholder management particularly with other connected parties such as Orion, Mainpower, EA, Westpower, Network Tasman, and Transpower
  • Compile the Switching Job Card for all the Scheduled/Unscheduled Work
  • Liaise with Administrator to create the MAXIMO/SAP work order numbers required for the Maintenance Switcher/Field Operator on their time sheet.

As the successful candidate, you will be expected to contribute to the growth of the business overall, develop your own knowledge, skills, and abilities aligned to market requirements, and be actively involved in supporting the delivery of expected business results

There is a focus on working as part of one big national Power team, sharing information with supervisors, team leaders, and other team members as and when it is appropriate.


The ideal candidate will come from a High Voltage background and will preferably have come from the field or tools. They will preferably have previous Switching experience and have background knowledge of outage planning and switching coordination. It will be desirable if they already have Transpower competencies, but not required.

We are essentially looking for someone who is process oriented, have great attention to detail, very good with MS Office particularly word and excel. Maximo experience/exposure is an advantage. Apart from the energy sector, the successful candidate could potentially come from the mining sector or anywhere else there is high voltage work.

Their excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to work as part of a team, and their flexible and adaptive nature are key to their success in their role.

Other requirements

  • Full Class 1 Driver’s licnece
  • Excellent communication skills


  • You’re a can-do person who goes above and beyond to get the job done.
  • You put safety first.
  • You share our values like integrity and excellence.

Ventia is one of New Zealand’s leading infrastructure services companies. Our clients are the owners and operators of assets that are critical to our local communities. We pride ourselves on working smart, safely and sustainably, harnessing the latest technologies and brightest minds. With a diverse and proud heritage, we have a track record of delivering essential services to the communities in which we operate.


Click on the “apply now” button found on this page. For further information regarding this position please contact marie.sinajon@skoutsolutions.com. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to undergo a pre-employment medical as well as a police check.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy. The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success.

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