Contracting Capabilities

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

Foundation Crew

The role
As a Foundation Crew member with Northpower, you will help with digging and making access tracks, crane pads, and concrete coverings around power line structures. You will also prepare sites and fix parts of tower structures. This role reports to the Supervisor and is based at our Hamilton Depot.

You will need to demonstrate the following:
- Handle landowners' issues and queries about EMF and NZECP34
- Plan, schedule, and manage maintenance activities
- Prepare regular reports on completed work
- Arrange and conduct cable stand-over duties
- Conduct audits to ensure work complies with the Act
- Professionally manage complaints and conflicts to achieve positive outcomes for both landowners and Transpower

What’s in it for you?
No two days will be the same as you will experience variety working in a range of challenging environments which will extend your knowledge and capabilities.

You will enjoy benefits like:
- Competitive remuneration
- 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

What we’re looking for?
Ideally, you’ll be working on a variety of exciting projects and be someone who enjoys getting stuck in to get the job done. We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate the following:

- Background as a civil worker with proven experience in excavations and concrete work
- Full Class 1 driver's license
- Class 2, 4, 5, and tracks endorsements are an advantage but not essential (must be willing to work towards and gain)
- Excellent safety record with good verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to operate 5-ton to 21-ton excavators and tractors
- Experience in heavy labour and enjoyment of working outdoors
- Good literacy skills to read and understand construction plans
- Reliable, good communicator, and have a safety-first attitude

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 #REQ1305.

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).