Contracting Capabilities

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

Design Estimator

The role
As a Design Estimator, you will provide design, pricing, planning and tendering services in accordance with Customer requirements and to contribute to the overall business success of Northpower. Reporting to the Design Estimation Manager, this position will be based either at our Tauranga or Matamata depot.

The key responsibilities for the Design Estimator position include, but are not limited to:
- Design according to customer specifications and regulatory requirements
- Ensure compliance with Northpower, customer, and regulatory standards
- Achieve customer satisfaction and generate compliance reports
- Provide pricing for network and customer-initiated works
- Plan the delivery of primary works
- Prepare and negotiate tender and contract documentation
- Effectively hand over projects to Project Managers
- Document project information accurately
- Produce CAD construction and as-built drawings to customer standards
- Provide CAD drafting services and update network drawings
- Capture GPS data for design and as-built purposes.

What’s in it for you?
Our team is committed to creating a positive and supportive work environment where collaboration is highly valued. We are proud to have a leadership team that offers guidance and encouragement to help all team members perform their best work. 

You will enjoy benefits like:
- Competitive remuneration and full private use 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
- Social club and participate in family and social events and activities 
- Discounted gym membership and a range of retail discounts

What we’re looking for?
We are seeking an experienced Design Estimator with a strong background in the industrial or commercial sectors. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in design, estimation, and project planning.

To be successful in this role, you will also have some of the following skills:

- BE in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Diploma
- Clean Class 1 driver's license
- Minimum 5 years of work experience in electrical distribution or transmission design
- Knowledge of Zone substation switchgear and equipment, Network HV and LV infrastructure, Overhead and underground services, Network reinforcements and Electricity supply distribution for new subdivisions
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Commitment to HSQE standards, proactive safety culture and Safety by Design principles
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and hands on experience in knowing Catan would be an added advantage
- Strong interpersonal skills, preferably in a multi-cultural environment
- Critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Integrity, consistency, and composure
- Ability to motivate and influence others with strong customer focus
- Proficient computer skills with intermediate knowledge of the MS Office suite, particularly Microsoft Excel

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 to keep the power on and the lights going for our 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 #REQ1304.

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).