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Legal Counsel

Electricity Authority
Job Category:
Legal & courts
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
Closing Date:
File Attachment:
Legal Counsel - Job Description.pdf (PDF, 214KB)
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Job Description


The Electricity Authority's statutory objective is to promote competition in, reliable supply by, and the efficient operation of, the electricity industry for the long-term benefit of consumers.


The Authority is looking for an additional lawyer with energy and commitment to join its Wellington based in-house team. The role is varied and challenging and offers the opportunity to be closely involved in all aspects of the electricity sector.


Electricity, regulatory, and/or public sector experience would be an advantage, as would a general understanding of the principles of economics and the current energy sector. However, we are flexible about background and experience, placing emphasis on a good team fit. We expect the role would appeal to someone with up to 1-2 years' post-admission experience.


We need an enthusiastic lawyer with:


  • An ability to interpret and apply legislation
  • An ability to see the ‘big picture' in terms of the Authority's objective
  • An aptitude for quickly understanding technical information
  • An appreciation of the interface of regulatory activity with commercial markets and how they can work together
  • A well-developed sense of the need to adhere to good process.


In addition to a competitive salary, the Authority offers a supportive and stimulating work environment with excellent training and development opportunities.


More information, the job description and application form can be found at


Applications close at 5:00pm on Thursday 3 May 2018.

To apply for this role, you must have the right to work in New Zealand.


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