Technical Assessor aka Learning Ambassador

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We’ve got a story we know you’re going to love.

The world has changed, and it will never be the same again. In fact, it’s almost a distant memory for most of us to remember what life was like ‘pre-covid’! There have been challenges for many of us and here at Contact Energy we are privileged to provide an essential service for all kiwis.

 Did you know that nearly a third of all of NZ’s greenhouse gas emissions comes from transportation and industrial heat in manufacturing alone? This is why we’ve set ourselves the ambition target of leading the energy sector to a low carbon future. It’s a tough gig, but we’re up for it because kaitiakitanga is important, safeguarding the planet for future generations is the right thing to do.

How will we achieve this audacious goal? We believe it will be through our most precious asset, our people. This newly created role – Technical Assessor, will play a central part in supporting our people and growing our capability with a particular focus on competency based technical roles at our sites.

Want to learn more? make your own assessment.

See what we did there! As our resident Technical Assessor, you will be responsible for delivering high quality assessment in the classroom and workplace environment, post training Verifications of Competency (VOC’s), and reporting of outcomes in line with training plans, organisational Technical Competency Frameworks and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. While this all sounds very formal; you will also have complete creative freedom to enhance our programmes and continuously improve how we upskill our people

What makes you famous?

This role is all about influencing the business to care about technical learning. You will have a natural flair for telling stories that make ‘the why’ for our operational site crews a no brainer. Your influencing ability and relationship skills will be what helps you form meaningful relationships at the coalface and helps you lean into difficult conversations when needed. There are a couple of other things that will be important to the success of the role. Here’s a few of our favorites:

  • Provide subject matter expertise input to the design and development of technical training content and assessment instruments for ongoing delivery of training and assessment.
  • Ensure assessment outcomes are recorded in a timely manner in accordance with internal and external policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain a variety of training and assessment approaches in recognition of the fact that adult’s time and ability for skills uptake varies.
  • Lead the internal coaching of the assessment process with line assessors to ensure high integrity of competence assurance.

Given the nature of this awesome opportunity, you may have some more formal skills including:

  • Strong computer literacy skills including Microsoft suite and LMS
  • i.e. New Zealand Certificate in Assessment Practice (Level 4)
  • Unit Standard 4098 – Use standards to assess candidate performance
  • National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 4)

Above all, you will have a passion for growing capability through robust training and assessment processes. Your not afraid to try new things and resilience is your middle name.

This role can be based anywhere in NZ, but there will be travel requirements to each of our sites. If you live in the Taupo region or have a desire to relocate to the beautiful central plateau this may just be the icing on the cake!

If this role has you thinking about how your expertise can help our people, then don’t delay. Hit the ‘apply’ button.