Manager Network Engineering

Job Title: Manager Network Engineering
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Wellington Central
Reference: 1075-137
Job Published: April 15, 2019 15:35

Job Description

Working for Chorus

Is it time for a career change? Now is the time to stop and think what really matters. Access to a competitive remuneration package and incentive schemes, coupled with ongoing learning and development. We also offer an extensive Wellbeing Programme with focus on mental, financial, career and physical wellbeing. On top of this, Chorus partners with a number of organisations to bring you fitness, technology, vehicle, and wellness discounts. Furthermore, with options for a flexi work environment you can have the autonomy to work when and where you want. If change is on your agenda don’t hesitate to contact us.    

The Company

Chorus is proud to be New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company, building and looking after the country’s telecommunications network. We are an organisation built on a 150 year old passion for keeping people connected and an ambition to create the best-connected country in the world for both present and future generations.

Our dedicated team of people deliver high quality infrastructure that will help New Zealand grow and give Kiwis access to a world of opportunity.  We've got a big job to do in helping enable New Zealand's digital future. We're looking for people who want to be part of something special and live by our values of being Authentic, Collaborative, Curious, and Courageous.

The Role

Our leaders are future shapers, always having a clear direction in mind and by being curious. They’re not strangers to change, in fact they’re change makers. They shake things up and try new things. They’re connection builders, creating strong relationships across the business and external market. Our leaders are team developers, engaging, aligning and developing their people to create high performers.

Demonstrate your expertise, passion and skills as you operate as part of an effective and engaged Chief Technology Office.

This role is ideally based in Wellington and reports to the Head of Network technology.

You and your team are responsible for the technical design and integrity of New Zealand’s national broadband network.

This is an engineering leadership role overseeing the decisions for selection of solutions to meet the needs of, and solve the problems within Chorus’ networks. Detailed technologies in your remit include access networks (GPON, DSL, WiFi), DWDM networks, Microwave radio networks, Ethernet aggregation networks, voice systems, EMS/OSS supporting systems, tools, scripts and data analytics.

You will lead and co-ordinate the research, creation, update and maintenance of engineering solutions for the Chorus network. You will directly & indirectly manage a team of highly technical network design engineers. Together you will be key consultants to the business, customers and external stakeholders on technical matters in relation to the solutions, designs and documentation created and managed.

Your Background

If the above sounds like something you’d be interested in, here are the qualities and skills you possess:


  • Leadership and development of technical teams;
  • Proven ability to communicate and engage with senior stakeholders.

Design and delivery of Telco infrastructure

  • Hands on detailed design of network solutions and services;
  • Deployment of network solutions;
  • Integration of networks with management and other northbound systems.


  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications;
  • Industry certifications and training for generic technology and specific vendor equipment.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Problem solving;
  • Commercial judgement;
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral;
  • Ability to translate business objectives to technical solutions;
  • Negotiating skills;
  • Technical Leadership and virtual team building, ability to maintain relationships and manage diversity.

How to Apply

If you want to be a part of the Chorus team, apply online today and visit www.chorus.co.nz to find out more about our company.

To learn more about our values, look here: https://company.chorus.co.nz/our-values.

Please note, only applicants with Citizenship, Residency or a valid work visa will be considered for this role. To apply, you must submit your CV along with a Cover Letter that outlines your skills and experience as it relates to this role.

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