Manager, Energy Settlement & Reconciliation
Contact Energy
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
4d ago

Job Description

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

This role leads Contact Energy’s Reconciliation team which manages the reporting and reconciliation of energy purchases, network line charges and meter lease costs with a combined value greater than $1 billion dollars annually (and also manages other non-regulated costs such as 3rd party meter lease and revenue streams).

The Reconciliation team are responsible for ensuring processes and systems are complete and robust, ensuring accurate reporting and reconciliation of these purchases, as well as identifying, scoping and developing new opportunities, processes and tools to deliver ongoing business improvements.

This leadership position is an important and significant role in the business in terms of opportunities (& risks) given the scale of processes, financial transactions and the extent of the regulatory requirements included in its scope.

This role is wide and varied - here’s a few things you’ll get involved with :

  • Provide the leadership for all Contact’s energy settlement & reconciliation activities focused on ensuring :
  • Market leading accuracy in energy settlement, network & meter lease reconciliations
  • Full regulatory compliance for all settlement & reconciliation activities
  • Market leading optimisation of energy and network costs (lowest cost)
  • An engaged & high performing team
  • Constantly challenge the status quo and existing ways of working to improve the outcomes (efficiency, accuracy, timeliness) of all our energy settlement and reconciliation processes.
  • Ensuring effective operational procedures are in place for the collation and the provision of electricity (NHH & HHR) and gas data to the Reconciliation Manager, Pricing Manager, Gas Allocation Agent, Network Companies and Metering providers.
  • Reconciliation & verification of energy purchases, network line charges & meter lease invoices. Ensure these processes are continually controlled, monitored & optimised.

  • Maintain & foster strong relationships with key external parties related to energy settlement & reconciliation, including the respective industry forums, regulatory bodies and auditors, industry service providers, and relevant industry participants
  • Drive a team culture of innovation and constant improvement to identify and implement efficiency (productivity and accuracy) and value creation (reduce cost / increase revenues) opportunities, including through enhanced automation & big data.
  • Qualifications

    Ko wai koe - About you

    Apart from being a highly interactive and engaging leader of others, you’ll get a real kick challenging existing processes and continually seeking new ways of improving opportunities.

    You’ll love striving for market leadership across energy settlement and reconciliation activities, including leading accuracy, compliance and value creation.

    It will be important to note that you’ll need to build great relationships within the business, with our partners and key industry players in energy settlement and reconciliation activities.

    Additional Information

    Tā mātou e kimi nei? - What are we looking for?

    We’d be really interested in talking with people who have extensive knowledge of the electricity / energy industry (including regulatory requirements, technologies, processes and pricing arrangements for electricity and gas retailing, networks and metering) and a track record of driving change initiatives.

    Of course, you’ll have strong leadership stories to call upon.

    Contact Energy is committed to being an inclusive employer. We want people to be themselves, after all, they can't be anyone else!

    Please note, only candidates with the right to live and work in New Zealand will be considered for this role.

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