You can pursue your next career opportunity working on the Aurora Energy network.

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

OT & Communications Architect

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

*Exciting new position *Dunedin based - enjoy a southern lifestyle *Join a large team of ICT professionals more...

Aurora Energy is seeking an Operational Technology (OT) and Communications Architect; both for a major in-progress project and for ongoing requirements as we improve our business and our service to customers while reducing the risk to our assets.

 

An Electricity Distribution Business in Dunedin and Central Otago, Aurora Energy has 87,000 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.

 

Role Purpose:

Ensure Aurora Energy’s Operational Technology (OT) systems and their communications are defined, designed, applied and supported such that the electricity network can be effectively and safely monitored, operated, managed and controlled.

 

You:

Five or more years’ experience in technology systems and communication including the design, implementation and operation, preferably across both IT and OT.  You’ll also have extensive experience in communications technology across a range of disciplines, including those supporting operational technology; and hold professional qualifications or certifications suitable to this role.

 

You’ll also be a great communicator and collaborator with the ability to align business and technology needs and requirements and a broad understanding of how technology supports business including how it impacts customers.

For more information about the role refer to the attached position description. To learn more about Aurora please visit our website: http://www.auroraenergy.co.nz/.

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Advertised: Aug 22, 2017

Power Systems Protection Engineer

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

*Work with state of the art technology *Variety of work as part of a larger engineering and design team *Good scope for professional growth 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

We have an opportunity for an experienced Electrical Engineer to join the Secondary Systems team within our Engineering and Design group. The role will have a particular focus on power system secondary engineering including protection, SCADA, RTUs and communication systems. You will be working with GE Power On Fusion for distribution and outage management of our electricity network. There may also be the opportunity to assist the wider team with other work related to power systems engineering.

Please refer to position description for more detailed information.

 

Role Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor of Electrical Engineering or other relevant qualification
  • Working knowledge of SCADA, protection and communications systems
  • Good communication skills – both verbal and written
  • A demonstrated ability to build positive work relationships across the organisation and with external parties
  • A willingness to learn and participate in ongoing professional development. Support will be provided towards IPENZ and CPENZ registration if you do not already have this.
  • A good work ethic and professional disciplines

 

We will consider applicants from outside of New Zealand who have GE PowerOn Fusion experience.  

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Advertised: Aug 18, 2017

Quality Assurance Officers

CENTRAL OTAGO - OTAGO

*Field work across a diverse range of programmes *New and integral function *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. These roles 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.

These roles 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.

Although the role is full-time, for the right candidates we are open to the possibility of job-share arrangements.

 

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

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Advertised: Aug 12, 2017

Quality Assurance Officer

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

*Field work across a diverse range of programmes *New and integral function *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.

Although the role is full-time, for the right candidates we are open to the possibility of job-share arrangements.

 

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

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Advertised: Aug 12, 2017

Project Managers / Contract Managers

CENTRAL OTAGO - OTAGO

- Range of project work and plenty of work in the pipeline - Structured support for your professional development and career growth more...

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 including major projects such as at least three new substations, it’s a great time to join us and further your career.


We have a number of exciting opportunities within our Network Programmes team that undertakes end to end project management and contract management for the delivery of large capital works and maintenance programmes.


To complement our current team and hit the ground running, we are really keen to hear from people who can demonstrate the following:
• Proven experience, competence and professionalism in project management and/or contract management
• The ability to work well with others and maintain good relationships whilst constructively challenging where necessary
• A strong and diligent focus on safety and risk requirements
• A willingness to learn as well as supporting the development of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our systems and processes
• A relevant tertiary or professional qualification, or equivalent experience
• A clean driver’s licence

Living in Central Otago provides the opportunity to enjoy breath-taking outdoors and an excellent array of recreational activities to support your work-life balance.

For more information about the role refer to the attached position description. To learn more about Aurora please visit our website: http://www.auroraenergy.co.nz/.

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Advertised: Aug 8, 2017

Project Managers / Contract Managers

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

- Range of project work and plenty of work in the pipeline - Structured support for your professional development and career growth more...

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 including major projects such as at least three new substations, it’s a great time to join us and further your career.


We have a number of exciting opportunities within our Network Programmes team that undertakes end to end project management and contract management for the delivery of large capital works and maintenance programmes.


To complement our current team and hit the ground running, we are really keen to hear from people who can demonstrate the following:
• Proven experience, competence and professionalism in project management and/or contract management
• The ability to work well with others and maintain good relationships whilst constructively challenging where necessary
• A strong and diligent focus on safety and risk requirements
• A willingness to learn as well as supporting the development of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our systems and processes
• A relevant tertiary or professional qualification, or equivalent experience
• A clean driver’s licence


Living in Dunedin provides the opportunity to enjoy a diverse city rich in history, art, culture and outdoor recreation as well as an increasing number of sporting and music events, affordable housing and convenient access to Central Otago for weekends away.

For more information about the role refer to the attached position description. To learn more about Aurora please visit our website: http://www.auroraenergy.co.nz/.

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Advertised: Aug 8, 2017

Graduate Electrical Engineers

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

Dunedin or Cromwell location, Join a large engineering and design team.Excellent career growth prospects more...

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. Aurora Energy offers a vast amount of knowledge and opportunity in the electricity network industry. 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 its a great time to join us and further your career.

Our Engineering and Design Team is looking for two recently graduated or soon to graduate engineers with a passion for power system engineering. This involves joining a technical engineering and design team of 18 professionals, committed to providing smart thinking and assistance in the management and design of the Aurora Energy network.

The roles could be based in Dunedin or Cromwell, with opportunity to travel to either location. Two slightly difference positions are being offered for a Graduate Asset Engineer and a Graduate Planning Engineer.

All applicants will be considered for both roles, however if you have a preference for either role and or for either Dunedin or Central Otago as a location please specify this in your cover letter.

These roles would be permanent positions with start a date to be negotiated between November 2017 and March 2018 respectively.

If you have or are about to complete the final year of a professional electrical engineering degree we want to hear from you.

Our expectations are that the successful applicants will:

  • Use the opportunity to learn and develop within a professional engineering team
  • Be open to assisting a range of team members with varying tasks associated with planning, strategy and design of large capital projects
  • Be self-motivated and actively working towards professional accreditation.

Don't delay - this is a fantastic opportunity to join a great team and gain invaluable experience!

For more information about the roles refer to the attached position descriptions. To learn more about Aurora Energy please visit our website.

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Advertised: Jul 25, 2017

Summer Intern Engineering Student

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

Summer Internship in Electrical Distribution Company more...

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. Aurora Energy offers a vast amount of knowledge and opportunity in the electricity network industry. We plan, manage, operate and own the electricity network assets, 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.

Our Engineering and Design Team is looking for a highly motivated student to join a team committed to providing smart thinking and assistance in the management and design of the Aurora Energy network.

This role could be based in Dunedin or Cromwell, with opportunity to travel to either location.

This role would be fixed term with start and end dates to be negotiated for November 2017 and February 2018 respectively.

If you are studying and have completed 1st, 2nd or 3rd professional year in Electrical Engineering at a New Zealand University we want to hear from you.

Experience with Power System Modelling is desirable but not essential. Willingness to learn on the job is a must.

Our expectations are that the successful student will

  • Use this opportunity to satisfy their degree requirements around industry placement
  • Be open to assisting a range of team members with varying tasks associated with planning and design of large capital projects
  • Be self-motivated and can work unsupervised

Don't delay - this is a rare opportunity to join a great team and gain invaluable knowledge and skills!

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: Jul 25, 2017