Job: Head of Generation – Geothermal, Contact Energy, Wairakei, New Zealand

Wairakei geothermal facilities, Taupo/ New Zealand (source: Contact Energy)
Alexander Richter 1 Jun 2018

Contact Energy is seeking to fill the position of Head of Generation - Geothermal, Contact Energy, for its geothermal site at Wairakei, New Zealand.

Contact Energy is seeking to fill the position of Head of Generation at its Wairakei (Taupo) Geothermal site.

This is a vital role to the successful running of the power station, Contact Energy is looking for someone who shares the sites’ strategy to be internationally recognised as a leader in safe, reliable and efficient generation operations and geothermal innovation.  In this role the candidate will bring strategic and operational leadership skills to the fore to deliver safe and efficient operations while focussing on continuous improvement to future proof the site, improve plant reliability and support and enable our people.  The candidate will also contribute to Contact’s aspiration of leading the decarbonisation of New Zealand’s energy sector by 2022.

The candidate will be a strong and engaging leader, always striving to get the best from your people.  Collaboration across the site and the portfolio are of upmost importance in this role so the candidate must be someone who is highly skilled in this area. The candidate is also someone who is good at building strong and lasting relationships not only with team members, colleagues and peers but also local communities in around the Taupo region.

Roles like these don’t come along often so if you think you have the skills and experience to help take this power station forward, while working in a township famous for its geothermal activity and many other beautiful natural wonders, Contact Energy would love to hear from you.

Applications close 9am, Monday 11th June 2018

Please apply online, or for more information contact Jenny Macdonald on +64 (0) 4 462 1163 or email at

Source: Contact Energy