Generation Controller

Todd Corporation – Downstream Division

The family owned Todd Corporation is one of New Zealand’s largest and most successful companies. With a family and business history dating back to 1884, the Company has interests in hydrocarbon exploration and production, electricity generation, energy retailing, property development, minerals, healthcare and technology. The Downstream Division of Todd Corporation consists of four entities; Nova Energy, megaTel, Todd Solar and Todd Generation. We have office locations in Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Whakatane, New Plymouth and Christchurch.
Generation Controller

We are looking for a Generation Controller to join our close-knit team based in Taranaki, who are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day control, operation and maintenance of our power generation plant.
The Generation Controller role focusses primarily on operational delivery and provides a fantastic opportunity to gain comprehensive understanding of New Zealand’s energy industry, as well as its coinciding regulatory frameworks.
About the Role
  • Control and operation of the power station to align with operational safety regulations and satisfies environmental and market requirements.
  • Coordinate market monitoring, offer and dispatch functions in close liaison with the Trading team, and other key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Operate systems within plant capabilities and in accordance with mandated instructions, procedures and manuals.
  • Ensure proactive front-line management of operational plant outages, faults and defects. Facilitate timely stakeholder communication, with safe and pragmatic return times for the plant.
  • Support a continuous improvement programme though ongoing management of key documentation and information. Frequent development of key operating processes and procedures, such that they are kept updated.
  • Ensure the safety of the work on sites through application of generation work control procedures.
About You
  • Mechanical or electrical training and have completed an apprenticeship or Level 4 Certificate in Maintenance and Diagnostics or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent).
  • Level 4 certificate in Electricity Supply Operations and Level 4 ENCHEM gas turbine strand or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years heavy industry, generation, marine or large aero gas turbine experience in either operations and/or maintenance.
  • Extensive knowledge of power generation, preferably industrial gas turbine engine operation and maintenance; and water treatment plant systems and equipment.
  • Sound knowledge of the New Zealand electricity industry, as well as the roles of market and system operators would be beneficial.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Calm, logical and methodical when working under pressure.
  • Ability to participate in shift work and be able to work on an on-call basis.
If you are a team player with a great attitude, we invite you to apply to be a part of our close-knit, high performing team. Training will be provided for the successful candidate.

For more information you can visit our website at and follow this link to review the position description
Applications are due by Sunday, 7 November at 11:59pm, however we will be reviewing applications as they come in on a rolling basis and scheduling interviews accordingly.