Helping To End Energy Poverty In NZ

Our goal is lofty - to help bring an end to energy poverty in Aotearoa. Too many Kiwis (20% according to MBIE) are subject to energy choices that impact on their wellbeing. Like choosing between food on the table and adequately heating their home. And that plain ain't right.

But there's a way to reduce power bills without reducing the critical power use that keeps Kiwi homes safe and comfortable. Six Wellingtonians launched a tech-based power company in 2014 to disrupt the status quo, by offering Kiwis a fair and transparent way to purchase power through the wholesale electricity market.

From those humble beginnings, the Flick family has grown in size, but our core values remain the same. We’re built on the bones of fairness, honesty and transparency. And that’s something we’re flickin’ proud of.

Consumer Trusted - Flick Electric Co.

Consumer Trusted

We’re stoked to say we're New Zealand's only Consumer Trusted energy retailer. Consumer NZ did the digging and went through everything we do to make sure everything we do is fair and honest.

Flick Electric - Rainbow Tick Certified

Rainbow Tick

We’re committed to making Flick a diverse and inclusive place to work, and we’re proud to have achieved the Rainbow Tick. We also offer free sanitary products in our bathrooms through social-enterprise Dignity, and make sure we depict diverse Kiwis in our advertising.

96% Customer Satisfaction

With Flick, you’ll never get the cold shoulder. In May 2017 Flick topped the Consumer NZ survey, with 96% of our customers describing themselves as satisfied with #FlickLife – yahoo! So satisfied in fact, we were awarded People’s Choice energy retailer too. Our friendly customer experience team is always on hand to help you get the best out of what we offer.

Flick Electric Co. - carboNZero Certified

carboNZero Certified

We offset our small number of carbon emissions by supporting the regeneration of native forests with carbon credits at Pigeon Bush in the Wairarapa. We’re also actively working to reduce our environmental impact by managing travel, electricity and waste emissions.

Creating a safer, fairer, better NZ

Flick supports a number of organisations that are working to make New Zealand a better, fairer place. We're especially focused on ensuring all New Zealanders have a safe, dry, warm home to live in and that Kiwi kids have their mental and physical wellbeing needs met.

Pat Shepherd, One Percent Collective

"We believe businesses have the amazing opportunity to lead the way and inspire their staff and customers to be part of a more generous society." - Pat

Read more about how Flick supports innovative charity, One Percent Collective, below.

Flick's proud to be a Superhero Sponsor of Wellington-based charity, One Percent Collective. Their model is brilliantly simple - everyday Kiwis sign up to donate 1% (or whatever they can give) of their income to One Percent Collective, who ensure that 100% of what you donate goes to the charities you've selected.

Our investment means the One Percent team can focus their attention where it's needed most - helping Kiwi charities. It's all about supporting the change-makers, finding smarter ways of getting things done, and being good people at the same time - and that's a mindset that we're behind 100 percent!

One Percent Collective founder, Pat Shepherd says; "We do what we do as we believe the experience of giving to charity can be done better. We’re inspiring regular peeps to take part, even with little donations, and see the huge impact that it adds up to. People get to back a number of small Kiwi-based causes that they love in an easy way, and those charities get to rely on a steady stream of income and focus their efforts on doing the things they set out to do, rather than the hassle and the hustle of endless fundraising.

"The support of business is so important to us. Not only does it mean that we can cover our operating costs and guarantee 100% of people's donations reach their chosen charities, but we believe businesses have the amazing opportunity to lead the way and inspire their staff and customers to be part of a more generous society. We’re so stoked to be working with NZ legends like Flick Electric Co. who are helping us crank this generosity movement in Aotearoa!"

Read more about why we sponsor the generosity movement through One Percent Collective over on the blog.

Why We're Rainbow Tick Certified

Diversity and inclusion are cornerstone principles of life at Flick HQ, so it makes sense that we signed up for Rainbow Tick Certification. We're proud to have passed with flying rainbow colours and have been Rainbow Tick Certified since August 2016!

Meet the

Management Team

SMT Indoor

Steve O'Connor

CEO

"Flick was born out of our frustration with the traditional electricity retailing model. We’re built from the ground up to help our customers get the best out of New Zealand’s excellent electricity generation system. Game on."

Steve has been helping disruptive ideas become great businesses for more than 20 years, including 5 years as CEO of Creative HQ, Wellington’s business incubator. He knows how tough it is to challenge conventional ways of doing things.

Jessica Venning-Bryan

Chief Marketing Officer

"We have an incredible opportunity to help New Zealanders understand electricity and demand more from the market. Knowledge is power!"

Jessica has spent almost two decades advising organisations on how to engage people with their products and services. From beer to wind farms, elections to employment, she's delivered projects in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and the UK.

Jurjen Geerts

Chief Financial Officer

"It’s a privilege to be part of a business that’s making sense of all those numbers for real people who just want more control of their own spending. See, numbers can be fun!"

The numbers guy, Jurjen has been using his BCA and MBA at the sharp end of energy innovation for the past decade. And it’s not just dollars and cents; it’s kilowatt hours, location factors, demand charges, the works.

Nikki Bloomfield

General Counsel

“Markets must have leading edge companies that aren't afraid to fight the good fight. Flick is here to advocate for customers and push the industry to change.”

Nikki has more than a decade's legal experience in the electricity industry, having previously held legal roles at Powershop and Meridian Energy Limited. She has advised on a wide range of strategic projects from generation construction to finance transactions. So, she was the perfect choice for Flick's General Counsel.

Simon Pohlen

Chief Technology Officer

“The industry’s stuck in the digital dark ages - someone needs to fix it!"

Simon has had a diverse career spanning development, data analytics, advertising, marketing and digital. He has a MSc in software engineering and has worked with tech for over 25 years. He’s a super-fan of open source technologies, disruption and trying new stuff.

Marcus Kohn-Taylor

GM Partnerships

“It’s refreshing to be part of an company that provides customers with the tools they need to make smart decisions for themselves and the environment.”

Marcus has had a successful career in business leadership, specialising in the establishment and growth of innovative energy businesses. His experience ranges private and corporate enterprises including Empower and Utilise in New Zealand and Red Energy in Australia.

Our Board

Marcel van den Assum

Chair

Formerly CIO at Fonterra and Managing Principal of Unisys, Marcel now gives guidance to a wide range of companies driving inspirational transformation. He is Founding Chair of GreenButton, Chair of Voco, and a Director of Simpl Group, Yonix, Varigate, and AngelHQ, and Partner in Lush Design Gallery. He also serves on Advisory Boards for private and public sector entities including the Inland Revenue Department, and is Chair of the Angel Association of New Zealand. Marcel is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Dr Julian Elder

Julian is a Chartered Professional Engineer with a range of local and international management experience. He has had extensive involvement in the electricity and water/wastewater sectors including seven years as a CEO. He is a Director of Strada, a civil contracting business owned by the Waikato District Council, the Chair of Soda Inc, Hamilton’s business incubator, and a Trustee of the Animal Welfare Foundation. He also sits on the Honours Committee at the University of Waikato.

Aimee McCammon

Aimee McCammon is an experienced strategist and brand builder with deep knowledge of consumer marketing. Over the past decade she has held senior management roles at Assignment Group, Park Road Post Production, and Trade Me, following a successful international career with the Saatchi & Saatchi network. Aimee has a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University, and has completed leadership training at the Omnicom University in Shanghai.  She is a board member of The Arts Foundation and Pic’s Peanut Butter.

Simon Robertson

Simon is a highly experienced CFO, having lead the finance, accounting, business technology and procurement teams at Auckland Airport, as well as providing company leadership on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, regulatory affairs, treasury and taxation. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand, Institute of Directors, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Matt Todd

Matt brings insight from a global career in the energy, utilities and infrastructure sectors to the Flick board. He has worked in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Southeast Asia, South America and the Pacific Islands. Since 2003 Matt has been based in sunny Gisborne, serving as CEO of Eastland Group. Eastland Group owns and operates many of the regions major infrastructure assets including Eastland Network lines company, Eastland Port, Gisborne Airport, the Waihi hydro scheme and Te Ahi O Maui geothermal plant, due to open in 2018.

Jobs at Flick

⚡️ Computer friend ⚡️

Posted on September 7, 2017

We are looking for a full-time developer with intermediate/senior experience in building web applications.

Our tech team builds all the software required to run an electricity company, for our customers and internal teams.

We build and maintain microservices and distributed systems on top of AWS. We write Ruby, but it's okay if you haven't before. There's a bit of React in our stack, and we also have iOS and Android apps.

Our team is smart, diverse, and friendly. We work together through pairing, mentoring and code reviews.

Email us at

techjobs@flickelectric.co.nz


Billing Team Leader

Posted on October 26, 2017

Closes on November 10, 2017

We’re on the hunt for a Billing Team Leader with previous experience in an accounts role to join our team on a full time basis.

As our new Billing Team Leader you’ll take ownership of a range of billing processes and the day-to-day operation of the Billing Team. You’ll have great attention to detail, excellent problem solving skills, and be able to quickly pick up new tools and systems. You’ll have proven skills in previous leadership roles in staff management, and it’s a no-brainer that you’ll be well versed in Microsoft Excel.

Our business is growing fast and constantly evolving, and this is a great opportunity for someone adaptable who’s keen to try out life in an exciting, diverse and inclusive, customer-centric technology company.

Experience in the NZ electricity is preferred, but not necessary

Get in touch if this sounds like you!

Email us at

jobs@flickelectric.co.nz

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Billing Team Leader JD

Tech Team Lead

Posted on November 7, 2017

Who are we?

Flick Electric Co. is not your standard power company, and we're proud of it. We give New Zealanders access to the wholesale cost of electricity, taking the business of selling power into unchartered territory. We're Wellington-based tech innovators introducing fairness, honesty and transparency to a crusty old electricity industry. #FlickYeah

Our tech team builds all the software required to run an electricity company, for our customers and internal teams.

We build and maintain microservices and distributed systems on top of AWS. We write Ruby, but it's okay if you haven't before. There's a bit of React in our stack, and we also have iOS and Android apps.

Our team is smart, diverse, and friendly. We work together through pairing, mentoring and code reviews.

We're looking for someone to lead one of our development teams, working closely with developers, the CTO, and other teams across the company to deliver software that solves problems for our customers. You will be equally comfortable writing code, and looking after your team.

Flick is Rainbow Tick accredited and CarboNZero certified. We offer free yoga, massages, and fruit to our employees.

To ace this role you will:

  • Have solid experience in building web applications in an Agile team
  • Be an excellent communicator and collaborator — you share knowledge with your team and help others level up
  • Be a quick and eager learner who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Enjoy discussions about software design and crafting solutions to business problems
  • Be good at juggling the responsibilities of managing your team and delivering software
  • Be a good person. We're proud of our incredibly diverse and eclectic bunch of office-dwellers. Respect for different cultures, lifestyles, genders and sexual preferences is expected at Flick HQ.

You might also have

  • Leadership experience, bonus points if it's in a startup environment
  • Experience in building performant APIs that have scaled
  • Experience with people management
  • An interest in mentoring other developers

If this sounds like you then send an email to techjobs@flickelectric.co.nz covering what you can bring to the Flick team.

Email us at

techjobs@flickelectric.co.nz