Wind Operations Manager

  • 55 Lady Elizabeth Lane, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Full-time

Company Description

Who are we?

At Meridian, we generate electricity from 100% renewable resources and retail electricity to more than 390,000 customer connections including homes, businesses and farms in New Zealand and Australia.  We’re committed to sustainability and are active in the community, proudly supporting KidsCan and the Kākāpō Recovery Program; among others.

Our purpose – our “why” – Clean Energy for a fairer and healthier world is at the heart of our business, how we operate and how we treat each other.

Job Description

This is a key leadership role in the Wind Maintenance and Development team, to provide operational oversight of Meridian’s wind generating assets through delivery of the wind turbine maintenance program, and sound asset management practices. You’ll need to be based within the lower North Island region, with regular national travel as required.

With the support of your team, you will maintain the highest standards of professionalism, health and safety, quality and consistency while maximising production, minimising downtime and enhancing Meridian’s reputations within the communities of our wind assets.

You’ll get first-hand experience in taking our operations team into a new phase of working, through initiatives such as ‘digitisation of work processes’, completing the remediation maintenance at White Hill, and in the near future incorporating our Harapaki wind farm into your operational portfolio.


To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Proven leadership experience in embedding a culture of safety ownership, service delivery and maintenance excellence
  • Experience managing the day to day operational activities on various electrical assets including generation assets
  • Ability to demonstrate personal leadership of health, safety and wellness programs and culture
  • An expert understanding and demonstrable experience in dealing with local site related agencies, land owners and other relevant stakeholders
  • Experience in reporting, business case development, and financial management

Additional Information

We’ve got a strong culture - we like to work hard and have fun while we’re doing it. We live by three ‘How to Be’s’: be gutsy, be a good human, and be in the waka.                          

Meridian is truly flexible, diverse and inclusive: in our workplace, you can feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. Our flexible work options make things easier for you and your whānau. And we also offer an attractive salary package and benefits like life and income protection insurance, enhanced leave, KiwiSaver and parental leave provisions, discounts from Meridian and other organisations, and a Meridian employee share scheme. 

All in all, we reckon we’ve got a pretty special place to work.  If you think you’re an awesome fit not only for this role but for Meridian, apply today and tell us why!

If you’ve any questions or would like the full PD, please email [email protected] and someone will get back to you.

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