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

General Manager Customer and Engagement

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

Superb opportunity to take on an executive leadership position with responsibility for driving our customer and employee experience more...

Reporting to the Chief Executive and working in collaboration with the wider Executive Leadership Team, your primary focus in the first 12 months wil be to lead the execution of Aurora Energy’s customer experience vision and drive the transformation needed across the business to deliver our ‘Customer Orientation’ and ‘Our Team’ foundation objectives. You will incorporate feedback collected directly from our customers in setting and overseeing clear policies for guiding how Aurora Energy (and its service providers) engage with customers and stakeholders and deliver exemplary levels of services.

You will also be accountable for setting the strategy and managing the activities that determine and influence Aurora Energy’s reputation and the quality of its wider stakeholder relationships, managing the day-to-day delivery of Aurora Energy’s new customer initiated works (CIW) process and the resulting experience that customers receive and oversight of our Aurora Energy’s Human Resources activities.

This role should appeal to a highly driven senior manager with leadership experience in the electrical distribution industry and demonstrated success in the areas of customer experience, stakeholder engagement and human resources management. Excellent interpersonal and communication are essential including the ability to influence, build networks and bring others along with you on the journey. You will also have proven experience in team leadership, bring strong strategic planning and decision making skills and the attributes to contribute strongly as an Executive leader in our business.

With our offices based in Dunedin and Central Otago, we think there is something pretty special about our part of the world. Dunedin is a small city that’s full of character and has something for everyone, such as a great selection of cafes and restaurants, a stadium that attracts fantastic events all year round, affordable housing and short commute times. With regular travel to Cromwell and other parts of Central Otago expected you will also enjoy the magnificent scenery and close proximity to summer and winter outdoor activities.

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 a confidential chat about this role contact Mark Olsen, Human Resourcse Manager on 021 433 594.

To learn more about Aurora Energy please visit our website: http://www.auroraenergy.co.nz/.

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Advertised: Oct 13, 2018

Health and Safety Manager

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

*Coach and influence for positive culture change *Provide proactive and visible safety leadership more...

Aurora Energy is pleased to be partnering with Edenfx for the recruitment of a new Health and Safety Manager. Click here to view the advert and for more information.

https://edenfx.co.nz/job/health-safety-manager-dunedinotago-2875/

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Advertised: Oct 9, 2018

Quality Assurance Officer

CENTRAL OTAGO - OTAGO

*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

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Advertised: Oct 2, 2018

Data and Information Manager

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

Here’s a rare chance for you to bring your data expertise to one of New Zealand’s largest electricity network renewal programmes. more...

Here’s a rare chance for you to bring your data expertise to one of New Zealand’s largest electricity network renewal programmes.

Would you be excited by an opportunity to set up data systems from scratch, driving us towards data-driven decision making and improved services in the field and internally?

Aurora Energy is in a major investment phase to modernise, maintain and expand its electricity networks across Otago. Alongside that, big changes have been happening, with a new organisation.

And with all that in mind, we need someone who knows how to treat data as an asset; one that can help push our business forward.

You’ll work with our business leaders to define exactly what we need in terms of asset and operational data, including defining data quality measures and putting systems in place.

This is a rare opportunity to unlock the power of data; you’ll be leading this including improving how we use it to improve our decision making and future planning.

If you have an understanding of a regulated industry it would be an advantage, but it doesn’t have to be in electricity networks.

As this role is part of our senior leadership team in shaping change you’ll likely be joining us from another senior role in any industry or company that uses and provides data for making informed business decisions.

Ideally, you’ll be based in Dunedin – and you won’t regret relocating. Dunedin is full of character, thanks to its architecture and harbour, its vibrant cafes and restaurants, and its friendly vibe. With affordable housing, short commute times and proximity to summer and winter outdoor activities, it’s a great city to live, work and raise your family.

At Aurora Energy, you’ll find a friendly, social environment that encourages innovation, thought and input from the whole team. We’re very conscious of the essential service we provide, and focussed on the work ahead of us as we build an electricity network that will support Otago’s future.

Will you be a part of it?

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.

To learn more about Aurora Energy please visit our website: http://www.auroraenergy.co.nz/.

 

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Advertised: Sep 28, 2018

Network Planning Manager

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

If your ideal role is in leading network planning and where you can bring your expertise to ensure sound future power distribution, here it is. more...

It’s not every day that an opportunity comes along for you to join a network during a major growth period, and play a huge role in making sure it’s fit for purpose in the years to come.

Aurora Energy is putting significant investment into its networks throughout the Otago region. It’s a time of exciting and positive change as a new organisation, working hard to support our community’s future growth.

That’s where you come in. As Network Planning Manager, you’ll work closely with our regional authorities to understand how Otago’s growth will impact our customer’s needs now and in the future as well as considering the impact of new technologies and customer choices. .You’ll take that knowledge and understanding to our internal teams to seek out the best economic solutions and approaches for developing our network.

Perhaps you’re in a similar role but relish the challenge of working on a new network – if so, you’re in the right place because the Otago region is one of the fastest-growing in the country. You’ll be eager to apply your knowledge and consider ways to do things differently and explore new technology. You will also need to be competent in analytical modelling, economic and financial analysis, risk management and decision making

For this this exciting leadership role we can offer candidates the choice of two great locations with enviable lifestyles that are worth relocating for:

Dunedin is a small city that’s full of character and has everything you need, with vibrant cafes and restaurants and a friendly vibe. Housing is affordable, commute times are short, and the proximity to summer and winter outdoor activities make it a great city to live, work and raise your family.

Cromwell/Central Otago offers spectacular scenery, open spaces and clean living that are unsurpassed anywhere in the world.  You will be spoilt for choice when enjoying local fare at the great selection of cafés and restaurants.  With a truly continental climate of four distinct seasons, Central Otago provides amazing recreational opportunities to support your work-life balance year round.

It’s certainly the right time to be joining us, if you thrive on hard work and making things happen. You’ll find a friendly, social team who are dedicated to ensuring that electricity supply is safe, efficient and reliable – and stays that way. Come and join us, and be part of shaping Otago’s distribution network for the future.

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. Applications close Monday 22nd October.

To learn more about Aurora Energy please visit our website: http://www.auroraenergy.co.nz/.

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Advertised: Sep 27, 2018

Strategy and Reliability Performance Manager

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

If you want strategy to be the focus of your next role, this is a rare opportunity to set the future direction for vital infrastructure. more...

If strategy and collaboration are two favourite elements of your work, you’ll find exciting new challenges at Aurora Energy. We’re embarking on a major phase of investment and growth to ensure the future efficiency and reliability of Otago’s distribution networks, and in this new role you’ll be a core part of our transformation.

As Strategy and Reliability Performance Manager, you’ll bring together the strategies for our network growth and asset life cycle management to ensure that we can keep providing our customers with the safe, reliable service they deserve.

In collaboration with industry bodies and technology providers, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of our network reliability and performance, which you’ll use to ensure that our network grows in the right directions and our assets remain fit for purpose.

If you thrive on change, you’ll find this role an exciting prospect. You’ll be heavily involved with seeking and introducing new engineering solutions, as well as promoting continuous process improvement – both to support our communities’ future growth and provide a quality service here and now.

However with your solid background in asset management, you’ll be keen to make the strategy elements of the role your key focus. Along with your tertiary qualification in electrical engineering, you’ll bring an understanding of best industry practice and be able to showcase where you’ve applied your innovative streak. It’s also important that you can look at the wider picture and high-level strategy without getting distracted by the details.

With this role ideally based in Dunedin, professional growth opportunities will combine with a lifestyle worth relocating for. It’s a small city that’s full of character and has everything you need, with vibrant cafes and restaurants and a friendly vibe. Housing is affordable, commute times are short, and the proximity to summer and winter outdoor activities make it a great city to live, work and raise your family. Alternatively if you would prefer the Central Otago lifestyle, for the right candidate, we would consider the person being based in Cromwell, provided they are willing and able to travel to Dunedin on a regular basis.

There’s no doubt that this role will involve time and dedication on your part. But what an opportunity, to be part of a friendly, social team committed to building and maintaining a modern, efficient distribution network in one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing regions.

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. Applications close Monday 22nd October.

To learn more about Aurora Energy please visit our website: http://www.auroraenergy.co.nz/.

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Advertised: Sep 27, 2018

Asset Fleet Manager

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

If you’ve got a strong background in electricity distribution, this is a rare opportunity to help set the future course for Otago’s networks. more...

Aurora Energy is going through one of the largest electricity network renewal programmes in New Zealand, with significant investment, and you have the chance to be part of it.

The new organisation is tasked with modernising, maintaining and expanding our electricity networks across Otago, and now we need a hands-on Asset Fleet Manager to keep our assets in good health and deliver our customers the reliable, efficient electricity supply they deserve.

Heading a small team, you’ll play a key part in decision-making around our assets’ life cycles. You’ll look at practices such as inspection, maintenance and replacement, and document that information in our Asset Management Plan to share with stakeholders.

This should be an immensely appealing prospect for someone with your background in electricity distribution. Along with your tertiary qualification in electrical engineering and sound experience in electricity networks, you’ll bring energy and passion for creating a network that will serve Otago’s current and future needs.

You’ll also come with some experience in leading engineering teams, outstanding organisational skills and strong attention to detail. And above all, you’ll be able to showcase your innovative streak and drive for continuous improvement.

Ideally you’ll be based in Dunedin – and you won’t regret relocating. Dunedin is full of character, thanks to its architecture and harbour, its vibrant cafes and restaurants, and its friendly vibe. With affordable housing, short commute times and proximity to summer and winter outdoor activities, it’s a great city to live, work and raise your family.

There’s no doubt that this is a time of positive change for Aurora Energy. You’ll join a friendly, social team that’s getting stuck into the work ahead, and committed to a fantastic end result for our communities.

We now need someone with your expertise, drive and dedication to help us along the way.

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. Applications close Monday 22nd October.

To learn more about Aurora Energy please visit our website: http://www.auroraenergy.co.nz/.

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Advertised: Sep 27, 2018