Contracting Capabilities

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

Power Technician

Our Contracting team is on a hunt for an experienced Power Technician to join them in Whangarei. This is a permanent full time role with 40 hours per week (Mon-Fri)


The Role:

Reporting to the Manager, you will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical power systems and equipment within the Northpower Network. This role requires a thorough understanding of electrical systems, the ability to troubleshoot issues. You will also:

- Perform corrective maintenance to address equipment failures and minimize downtime

- Adhere to all safety protocols and regulations, ensuring a safe working environment for all personnel

- Provide recommendations for equipment upgrades and replacements based on performance data and lifecycle analysis

- Collaborate with engineers and other technical staff to resolve complex electrical issues
- Respond to emergency situations and provide on-call support as needed

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. Some other benefits include:

- Competitive remuneration based on experience + full time employment of 40 hours per week + allowances + full PPE gear and equipment provided
- Tool of trade company vehicle, in-house wellbeing programme and discounted medical insurance
- Working for a diverse range of customers which means variety and job security
- Plenty of training and development opportunities and the opportunity to gain new skills within the industry
- The opportunity to work for a purposeful, essential organisation in a critical safety

About you
To secure this role, you’ll hold a current practising licence along with strong knowledge of relevant Codes of Practice, Policies, Standards, Work Procedures, Legislative requirements and the relevant Parts of the Safe Manual – Electricity Industry (SE-MI)

Must have:

- Proven technical experience in high voltage zone substations environment SCADA, protection relay configuration and testing
- Demonstrated experience in underground cable testing and cable IDs
- Proven experience carrying out Pre & Post Commissioning tests including testing and commissioning of Siemens and SEL relays
- Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and carrying out As-Builts on drawings

You will also have:
- Relevant trade qualification(s) as required (Diploma or NZCE (or equivalent) or
- Minimum 5+ years of experience of testing and commissioning in MV/HV industry
- Ability to work on battery banks, charger systems, multiple input protection systems, HV cables, secondary cables, HV circuit breakers, power transformers, single input protection relays and test instruments (preferable but not essential)
- Ability to display initiative and willingness to be part of a team
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, with basic technology knowledge

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!
If you’re looking for the next step in your career and play a leading role, don’t delay and apply now! Head to our careers website and search for # Req1320 to apply. 

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).