Strategy Advisor - 12 months Fixed term

  • Connett Road East, Bell Block, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • Department: Customer & Regulatory

Company Description

Working for Us:

We own and operate New Zealand’s high-pressure gas transmission system, which transports natural gas from Taranaki to industrial consumers throughout the North Island and spans more than 2,200 kilometres.  We also own gas distribution networks that supply more than 60,000 North Island businesses and homes as well as the Ahuroa gas storage facility and Rockgas – a national LPG supplier.   Our assets provide essential and strategically important infrastructure that supports the New Zealand economy, and we are committed to ensuring that our customers obtain maximum value from using our gas assets. 

We are committed to creating a diverse workforce that reflects our society and a culture where people can bring their whole and best selves to work.  Our aim is to foster an inclusive culture which supports innovation by encouraging diversity of thought to come up with new ideas, make better decisions and ultimately become a more successful business

Job Description

The Strategy Advisor supports the strategic development of the Firstgas Group asset base to secure current growth opportunities and ensure we can play an active role in the low carbon economy.  Accountabilities of the role include:

  • providing research and insights that ensures our strategic plan accounts for changes in the energy system and NZ business context
  • supporting the business planning cycle
  • working with individual BUs to identify and articulate their growth strategy
  • develop business cases to support plans and investment opportunities
  • develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders that support intelligence gathering
  • develop and maintain analytical frameworks and support the development of financial models to support strategies
  • proactively engage with parties that are needed o bring growth initiatives to fruition.


You will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in engineering, commerce or law
  • Proven experience in a consulting environment or a Strategic Analyst role
  • Proven experience developing business cases
  • Proven experience developing and converting new market opportunities
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Financial modelling skills
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

Additional Information

We are committed to creating a rewarding workplace for our employees by encouraging personal development, recognising good performance, valuing teamwork and fostering equal opportunities. If this sounds like a business you want to contribute to and grow your career with, please apply online now.

Applications close on 5 February 2021

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