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Network Vegetation Coordinator

Posted: 20/09/2019
Closing date: 22/10/2019

Based in Blenheim, we supply over 25,000 connections through 3,400km of overhead lines and underground cables. Our Network covers a number of very isolated rural areas including the Marlborough Sounds, Molesworth Station (New Zealand’s largest farm) and the Southern Marlborough coast.
We currently have a vacancy for a Vegetation Coordinator to inspect our network to identify trees that are, or potentially are, damaging the network or interrupting power supply.  This is a key role as we continue to deliver a safe, efficient and reliable supply of electricity for the benefit of our customers, shareholder and community.

Primary duties of this position are:
  • Patrolling and inspecting specified areas of the Marlborough Lines network and identifying vegetation that is in close proximity to power lines.
  • Consulting with property owners.
  • Coordinating vegetation control work with arborists.
We are looking for someone with excellent customer service/communication skills that will enable them to successfully negotiate with landowners both written and verbally.  Having arboriculture/horticultural experience, including tree identification would be an advantage. Some knowledge of the electricity industry is preferable, but not essential as training on the requirements for maintenance of trees around power lines will be provided.
A very good level of physical fitness is required as some work is located in remote rough terrain.
Please Note: You must be willing and able to undergo a pre-employment drug test and a Ministry of Justice check.


  • download, fill in and save the Application Form
  • attach your CV, completed Application Form and a covering letter via the 'Apply for this Position' function below.

Note: Please ensure the total file size of your online application does not exceed 7.5MBAlternatively, you can email us direct at or phone 03 577 7007 if you have any issues.

Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

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