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

Join the team at Aurora Energy, New Zealand's seventh largest electricity distribution business! We are in a period of substantial investment and with that comes exciting development opportunities!

What's more, you will get to work in some of New Zealand's most spectacular landscapes in Central Otago, Queenstown Lakes and Dunedin!

We offer a wide range of roles from planners to electrical engineers to network controllers and project managers!

We are an employer who recognises and supports international talent as well as domestic applicants.

Our Values

Aurora Energy is on the journey of embedding a company culture aligned with our staff-developed values.

These values guide us in the way we work.

Values

Health and Safety

Safety is a top priority and value at Aurora Energy.As an electrical distribution business, our people need to manage and control risks associated with a very hazardous form of energy 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.

Wellbeing

Aurora Energy has a strong focus on staff wellbeing, primarily through our Employee Wellbeing Action Group.

This group organises regular wellbeing related activities, notably including free weekly fruit for all employees, exercise groups, lunch and learn sessions and social events.

Employee Benefits

Employees at Aurora Energy are entitled to 10 days sick leave, have the option of purchasing an extra week's annual leave and receive an extra 1.5% KiwiSaver contribution after one year of service. Aurora Energy is committed to paying all permanent staff the living wage.

Future Opportunities

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

Asset LIfecycle Engineer

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

*Professional growth opportunities *Fantastic company culture more...

Fluid Recruitment are proud to partner with Aurora Energy in their search for an Asset Lifecycle Engineer.

Aurora Energy is putting significant investment into its networks throughout the Otago region.

It’s a time of exciting and positive change and transformation as an organisation, working hard to support our community’s future growth.

The newly developed Asset Management team are rapidly progressing with their current work portfolio and are now seeking an additional Asset Lifecycle Engineer to join their team supporting the analysis and solutions for a variety of fleet and assets.

If your ideal role is one where you can add value and make your mark on asset management strategy, by embracing a strategic approach and industry best practice then this is the role for you!

You will relish the challenge of working on undefined technical challenges and enjoy coming up with unique solutions as well as defining the best methodologies going forward.

Holding a key role in the Asset Management team, you will be heavily involved in developing, reviewing and preparing asset replacement and renewal plans that mirror best practice technically and commercially. You will also work on immediate asset needs, prioritising and problem solving to best meet customer’s needs and regulatory requirements. You will be naturally committed to the purpose of your role and embrace a fast pace and technically challenging environment.

The current Asset Management Team has a dynamic make up with a broad range of skills and experience base, for this reason we will consider candidates whom are within a similar role within the Industry or those who possess a high transfer of skills, experience and outlook. You will hold a current BE or NZCE or Level 8 qualification in a related electrical engineering area, demonstrate a strong understanding of HV Networks and assets and hold a higher level of thinking, with a natural analytical and strategic approach - focused on quality outcomes.

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

To apply for the role please submit your resume and details by clicking APPLY NOW.

For a confidential discussion around this position feel free to call Tom Stevens on (03) 467 7227

All shortlisted candidates will receive a full position description to review.

www.fluidrecruitment.co.nz

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Advertised: Jul 18, 2019

Technical Advisor (CIW)

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

• Utilise your technical knowledge in the best interests of Aurora and the customer • Externally and internally facing role • Dunedin based more...

About Us

Aurora Energy is New Zealand’s seventh-largest electricity distribution company, supplying power to more than 88,000 homes, schools, farms and businesses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. We’re in a major phase of network renewal that touches nearly every part of the community.

The Role

Working as part of our new Customer Initiated Works team you will provide technical approval for customer initiated work proposals, ensuring the network is being designed and built in accordance with Aurora Energy’s standards and in the best interest of Aurora and the customer. The position will involve working closely with our preferred contractors and customers answering technical queries on as well as liaising internally on availability of supply and ensuring designs are consistent with long-term network requirements.   

Role Requirements

Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in electrical distribution with strong knowledge in the technical aspects of engineering and design. You will also have good knowledge of safety by design and good communication skills, including the ability to maintain good working relationships internally and externally. Familiarity with Aurora’s networks is desirable. You will also need a drivers license as the position will require travel from time to time.

Refer to the position description for more information

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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: Sunday 23rd June. 

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

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Advertised: Jul 17, 2019

Project Manager

CENTRAL OTAGO - OTAGO

•Range of project work and plenty of work in the pipeline •Cromwell based – enjoy the superb Central Otago lifestyle more...

About Us

Aurora Energy is New Zealand’s seventh-largest electricity distribution company, supplying power to more than 90,000 homes, schools, farms and businesses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. We’re in a major phase of network renewal that touches nearly every part of the community.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to undertake end to end project management for the delivery of capital works and maintenance programmes across Aurora’s network in Central Otago / Queenstown Lakes. Working closely with our field service providers and other contractors you will be accountable for ensuring projects are delivered to agreed standards and within budget.

With $790 million to be spent on upgrading the Aurora electricity network over the next decade, there is plenty of work in the pipeline and you will play an important role in upgrading our network for current and future generations in one the fastest growing areas in the country.

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.

Role Requirements

In order to hit the ground running, the successful candidate will have:

  • Proven experience, competence and professionalism in project management
  • Electrical industry experience and good level of electrical knowledge
  • Good communication and people skills
  • A strong and diligent focus on safety and risk requirements
  • Prince 2 accredited or be willing to participate in training to achieve this
  • A clean driver’s licence

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

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: Jun 28, 2019

Junior Project Manager

CENTRAL OTAGO - OTAGO

•Range of project work and plenty of work in the pipeline •Cromwell based – enjoy the superb Central Otago lifestyle more...

Do you have an interest in developing a career in project management?

About Us

Aurora Energy is New Zealand’s seventh-largest electricity distribution company, supplying power to more than 90,000 homes, schools, farms and businesses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. We’re in a major phase of network renewal that touches nearly every part of the community.

The Role

We are seeking a self-motivated person with an interest in developing a career in project management to join our Works Delivery team in Cromwell in the role of Junior Project Manager. You will assist in the coordination and management of multiple projects across all aspects of the full project life-cycle such as creating schedules, monitoring and tracking progress of projects, providing project managers with visibility of risks and issues and reporting

You will also participate in Prince 2 training enabling you to become Prince 2 certified and helping you to develop as a Project Manager and gradually manage projects independently.

With $790 million to be spent on upgrading the Aurora electricity network over the next decade, there is plenty of work in the pipeline and you will play an important role in upgrading our network for current and future generations in one the fastest growing areas in the country.

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.

Role Requirements

In order to hit the ground running, the successful candidate will have:

  • Project administration or project coordination experience
  • Good communication and people skills
  • A strong and diligent focus on safety and risk requirements
  • Electricity industry experience is desirable but not essential provided you are willing to learn and build your electrical knowledge both through on-the job and formal learning.
  • Prince 2 accredited or be willing to participate in training to achieve this
  • A clean driver’s licence

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

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: Jun 28, 2019

Operational Performance Manager

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

- Exciting new leadership position with a great technical and operational focus - Excellent choice of locations - Dunedin or Central Otago more...

If operations is in your DNA and you have a sound engineering / technical background in the electrical distribution industry, you’ll find exciting challenges and opportunities at Aurora Energy. We’re embarking on a major phase of investment to ensure the future efficiency and reliability of our network in Dunedin and Central Otago.

Reporting to the GM Operations and Network Performance and leading a small team you will be responsible for monitoring, managing and enhancing the operational performance of the Aurora Distribution. Specific focus areas will include collecting and analysing real-time information to identify improvement opportunities, risk management, emergency response and contingency management, network incident management and investigation and and real-time rapid response.

This is an exciting new position ideally suited to someone who is self-motivated and genuinely keen to make a difference. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ electricity distribution experience with sound knowledge and experience of operations, asset management and incident management.

They will also have demonstrated leadership ability, be a greater communicator who  builds relationships effectively and easily, have good time-management and bring strong analytical and writing skills.

This exciting leadership role can be based in either Dunedin or Cromwell – both areas offer fantastic lifestyles opportunities that should appeal to a wide range of interests – such as a wide range of vibrant cafes, bars and restaurants, excellent sporting and music events all year round at our covered stadium, great beaches and bush reserves right on your door step and quality tertiary education institutes in the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic.

Relocation assistance is available along with development support tailored to your aspirations and goals.

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 20th July.

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

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Advertised: Jun 20, 2019