Contracting Capabilities

Northpower provides contracting services across the North Island including engineering, infrastructure management and maintenance and construction.

Graduate Engineer Programme

Northpower is actively seeking enthusiastic Engineering Graduates to participate in our esteemed two-year Graduate Engineer Program, based in Whangarei.

About Northpower: We believe in nurturing talent and empowering individuals to become influential leaders within the electricity industry. With over 1,400 dedicated staff spread across 14 locations, we are committed to providing unparalleled opportunities for career growth and development.

About the Program
Our comprehensive program offers a dynamic 2-year rotational experience across various areas of our Network Team, including Operations, Distribution Engineering, Substation Design and Maintenance, Control Systems, and more.

1) Operations - Exposed to Network Operation Centre, Planning and Dispatch
2) Distribution Engineering -Exposed to OH Line design & pole calculations, Material specification, distribution equipment and many more
3) Substation Design and Maintenance – Project Management, design from 11kV up to 110kV, Communication Systems and Substation Asset Maintenance
4) Control Systems – SCADA Point, ADMS System, Crosswire and others
5) Contractor and Consultant Partners – Practical field experience
6) Asset Information – Data Management, Data Analysis and Drawings Management
7) Asset Lifecycle Management – Asset Strategy and Asset Planning
8) Network Development - Network Planning, Network Modelling and Future Networks

Towards the end of your time with us, you’ll be doing a Graduate project to develop your practical project management skills and collaborate with experienced team members and other graduates.

You will receive hands-on experience, mentorship from seasoned industry leaders, and the chance to contribute to meaningful projects that shape the Northland community.

Why Join Us
- Work alongside industry experts who will mentor and guide you in your professional development
- Gain exposure to diverse areas of our Electricity Network Team and choose your specialization
- An in-house well-being programme, a peer support network (Kaitiaki) and EAP Services
- Life insurance and group discounted medical insurance
- Social club and family-centred events including the Northpower Wild Kiwi multisport event and annual fishing competition
- Contribution to vital infrastructure projects that will build the future of New Zealand in the energy sector
- Contribute to projects that make a tangible difference in the lives of our customers and community

What you’ll bring to Northpower

To be considered for our Graduate Engineer Program, you need to:

- Be a recent graduate (within the last 2 years at the time of application) or a student in your final year of study
- Possess New Zealand or Australian citizenship or Permanent Residency
- Be willing to relocate to Whangarei and embrace the vibrant Northland lifestyle
- Demonstrate excellent communication skills and a proactive, curious mindset

How to Apply
If you're ready to kickstart your career in the electricity industry and shape your future with Northpower, visit our careers website. Submit your application along with your academic transcripts, CV, and a compelling cover letter detailing why you're the ideal candidate for this exciting opportunity.

Don't miss this chance to embark on a rewarding journey with Northpower. Apply now and take the first step towards an electrifying career!