Be part of the team at Aurora Energy. Pursue your next career opportunity with us.

We offer a wide range of roles from planners and electrical engineers to system control operators and project managers. What’s more, you’ll get to work in some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes in Central Otago, Queenstown Lakes and Dunedin.

We are New Zealand’s seventh largest electricity distribution business. As we invest for the future, there are plenty of new and exciting opportunities to challenge you personally and develop your skills and experience. We value our staff and understand our responsibilities as we strive to be an employer of choice. Some of our wellbeing initiatives are flexible work hours and annual flu vaccines.

For those potential employees who are proven in their areas of expertise, we offer the chance to define and progress career pathways to offer continued development. We are an employer who recognises and supports international talent as well as our domestic applicants.

Our people operate in high hazard environments and everyone’s safety and welfare is a top priority to us. For this reason, pre-employment checks are required as part of our recruitment process, which includes a criminal check, and pre-employment drug testing.

We have a wide range of career options at Aurora Energy. If you would be interested in joining us, we’d love to hear from you. You can register your details for any future opportunities.

Current Vacancies

Network Solutions Architect


* Great team environment * Dunedin based * Competitive salary more...

About Us:

Aurora Energy is seeking an experienced Solutions Architect to join its ICT group to help design and build our Information Technology and Operational Technology architecture and solutions to support the effective and safe operation and management of our electricity network.

An Electricity Distribution Business in Dunedin and Central Otago, Aurora Energy has 88,000 customers relying on us providing them with a reliable electricity supply. We plan, manage and operate the electricity network assets, and contract Delta and other service providers to deliver network maintenance and renewal services. A substantial uplift in asset renewal allied to an increasing reliance on SCADA and other operational technology along with the communications necessary to make these work has led to this new role being offered.

The Role:

Reporting to the Enterprise Solutions Architect, you’ll ensure the Network and Communications Systems, which support Aurora Energy’s Information Technology and Operational Technology environments are defined, designed, applied and supported such that the electricity network can be effectively and safely monitored, operated, managed and controlled.

About You:

  • Five or more years’ experience in IT and/or OT architecture and communications including experience in industrial control systems, SCADA, PLC and DCS
  • Solid foundation in ICT / OT topics such as network architectures, network protocols, industrial protocols, active directory, virtualisation, cloud (XaaS)
  • Good understanding of cyber-security e.g. system design, threat modelling, vulnerability assessment
  • Deep technical expertise in multiple technology domains

You’ll also be a great communicator and collaborator with the ability to consider options with an open mind and articulate how technology can address business problems without technical mumbo-jumbo. Self-motivated and solutions focused, you will bring a strong skill base in research, analysis, problem solving and decision making with the ability to work in a structured / project management fashion and lead a group to achieve an outcome.


We see diversity as a strength and welcome applications from anyone who has what it takes, regardless of gender, ethnicity or background. 

If you think you are a good fit for the role click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application.

For more information about the role refer to the attached position description. To learn more about Aurora Energy please visit our website:

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Advertised: Aug 14, 2018

Quality Assurance Officer


*Field work across a diverse range of programmes *High degree of autonomy more...

About Us

Aurora Energy is New Zealand’s seventh largest electricity network by customer connections, supplying electricity to more than 87,000 homes, farms and businesses in Dunedin and Central Otago. We plan, manage and operate the electricity network asset, and contract to Delta and other service providers to deliver network maintenance services. With $720 million to be spent on upgrading the Aurora electricity network over the next decade, it’s a great time to join us and further your career.


The Role

This is a great opportunity to play a key role in monitoring contractor’s performance and work constructively with them to uphold network construction standards and ensure compliance with Aurora’s safety and risk, environmental management and quality standards. The role will involve a significant amount of field work and site audits including use of mobile technology platforms, along with continually reviewing documentation and regular reporting.

This role may suit experienced technicians, line mechanics or other technically minded people within the industry who are looking for a new challenge and/or want to further their career.


Role Requirements

To complement our current team and hit the ground running, we are really keen to hear from people who can demonstrate the following:

  • A current Electrical Registration with practical knowledge of hazard management controls within the electrical industry and willingness to undertake ongoing professional development.
  • High attention to detail and work standards, with a diligent focus on safety and risk requirements.
  • The ability to constructively raise concerns, clearly communicate and hold others accountable whilst maintain good relationships.
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite with a willingness to learn new mobile technology devices and programmes.
  • A strong work ethic, including the ability to efficiently organise your day and follow-through on all on commitments.
  • A full driver’s licence


If you think you are a good fit for the role click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application.

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Advertised: Jul 16, 2018