Contracting Capabilities

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


If you are an independent, highly safety minded investigator who is passionate to inspect assets for quality outcome, then read on...!

We are looking for an experienced Electrical Scoper who will be highly focussed on health & safety procedures to join our close-knit team based in Auckland in a customer facing role to scope and oversee the quality of our work.

The role

Our Scoper spends some of the day in the office, but most of it out and about in the field. You will have a broader outlook to investigate the scoping of poles and lines and recommend best practice to repair and maintain these. Reporting to the Asset Manager- Overhead, you’ll also be responsible for:

- Assessing assigned assets in the field, inspect, scope ,confirm required works to remediate defects
- Identifying environmental or other issues that may impact the works
- Creating bill of materials for the works
- Obtaining approvals from clients to facilitate the production of work packages
- Identifying additional field information to allow for efficient implementation of the work
- Developing and maintaining positive and effective client relationships for the assets managed to achieve client’s asset performance objectives
- Ensuring all issued equipment/PPE are fit for purpose, cleaned, tested and compliant and NP property is maintained to be in good working condition

You’ll be liaising with our customers in the community and other Asset Management teams to ensure that requirements are met, and that work is completed within the expected timeframes and to a high standard.

What’s in it for you
You’ll be working for an organisation that puts its people first and value growth and development. You’ll be part of a small yet supportive team and will enjoy benefits like:

- A Competitive Salary with a Tool of Trade Company Vehicle
- Training and development opportunities to grow your career and move into other areas within the business
- Work within usual business hours from Monday to Friday with flexibility to choose start and finish time
- An in-house well-being programme, a Peer Support Network (Kaitiaki) and  EAP Services
- Life Insurance and  Group Discounted Medical Insurance
- A range of retail discounts through the Boost employee benefits programme
- A friendly workplace where people are valued and appreciated
- A supportive and inclusive work culture focused on safety and excellence
- Access to an onsite gym, iPad, Mobile Phone

About you
You will have proven understanding of the utilities industry in an overhead electrical distribution network environment and maybe a Line Mechanic looking to step-up. A highly responsive, customer focused attitude is the winning attribute along with an eagerness to identify solutions. To be successful in this role, you’ll also have:

- Demonstrated experience and understanding of NZ overhead electrical distribution network
- A clean full class 1 NZ driver’s licence
- Physically fit to perform the role as it involves a fair bit of walking in urban and rural environments
- Ability to work autonomously and drive your own output
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Intermediate computer literacy especially MS Office
- A proactive and can-do attitude with strong attention to detail
- Solid Interpersonal skills and relationship-building with diverse stakeholders
- Be mindful on safety for self, workmates, customers, the public, networks and environment with continuous, strong practice of  HSQE requirements; also proactively report all incidents in a timely and effective manner according to our compliance procedures

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

Northpower is 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 to keep the power on and the lights going for our customers.

Get in touch! 
Join us if you’re looking for a career defining role within a growing team where you can make your mark! Direct your profile into our career’s website and search for #Req 1226.

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. 

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).