Contracting Capabilities

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

Scada and Communication Technician

The role
Reporting to the Delivery Manager (either Transmission or Distribution), the SCADA and Communications Technician will play a crucial role in our team. This is a field-based position undertaking all technical works in a safe and efficient manner. It also requires you to have a technically sound knowledge, able to apply this to problem solving, participating in  constructability reviews and developing solutions for customers either independently or in connection with their consultants . This role requires a level of travel generally within but also outside the Central region of Northpower. The base location for the role is flexible and can be at either Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, or Matamata. 

What’s in it for you?
In this role, you will work closely with our key customers in Distribution, Transmission,  and  Generation including some non-energy related customers generally both within the Central contracting region or further afield. Your expertise will help us continue to deliver top-quality service and support to our customers. You will be joining a diverse and inclusive workforce focused on safety and excellence, with opportunities to develop your career.

You will enjoy benefits like:
- Competitive remuneration, tool of trade vehicle 
- An in-house well-being programme, a peer support network (Kaitiaki) and EAP services
- Life Insurance and group discounted medical insurance
- Commitment to professional growth and development
- A friendly workplace where people are valued and appreciated
- Tailored leadership development in line with our specialised capability framework
- Option to join the social club and participate in family and social events and activities 
- Discounted gym membership and a range of retail discounts

About you
To be considered for this role, you must be an experienced SCADA Technician with familiarity in the NZ telecommunications industry. Having fibre experience and skillset is an added advantage. Additionally, you should be flexible and able to work afterhours on short notice to complete tasks as needed.

You will need to showcase the following:
- Relevant trade qualifications (Diploma, NZCE, or equivalent)
- Preferred current Practising Licence as an Electrician or Service Technician with EWRB registration
- Knowledge of relevant Codes of Practice, Policies, Standards, Work Procedures, Legislative requirements, and the relevant parts of the Safe Manual – Electricity Industry (SE-MI)
- Current Workplace Competency (WTC) as required by the role
- A clean, full NZ driver’s licence
- Demonstrated technical experience in SCADA, NZ telecommunications systems, and potentially Fibre networks or systems,
- High computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Excel and demonstrated knowledge in related proprietary systems
- Ability to deliver high-standard technical service while maintaining safety, efficiency, and quality standards at all times
- Strong customer focus (both internal and external)

About us
Northpower is an electricity and fibre network provider for Whangārei and Kaipara, with more than 60,000 connected customers.

We are one of the largest multi-utility contractors in New Zealand, servicing the needs of clients in transmission, distribution, generation, fibre, renewables, and commercial sectors. We have a reputation for excellence and innovation, providing commercially viable solutions for electrical and telecommunication design, construction, and maintenance requirements.
We have over 1,400 staff working together across 14 locations serving a diverse range of markets and customers.

Get in touch!
Your safety and well-being are paramount to us. Don't miss out on the chance to join our team and contribute to our success. Apply now by visiting our careers website and searching for #REQ1217.

Suitable applicants will be interviewed whilst the advertisement is open. Send in your interest early!

Unfortunately, applications from those without the right to work in New Zealand cannot be considered. 

Pre-employment checks may include a criminal history check, drug and alcohol testing, and a medical assessment.

Northpower has an in-house recruitment team who manage recruitment for all our vacancies.  If you're interested in a role with us, we would encourage you to apply directly online to us, as we don't accept candidates via agency (unless the role is advertised by the agency at our request).