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

Commercial Manager

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

Senior leadership position managing the pricing function and other commercial aspects for Aurora Energy - an electricity distribution company 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

Located in Dunedin in the South Island of NZ, this senior management role provides the opportunity to make an impact professionally, all while living in one of NZ’s most beautiful regions on the doorstep of NZ’s premier outdoor adventure playground. Dunedin is family friendly, and is best known for unique wildlife, world-class educational facilities, and its heritage character. 

This is an exciting opportunity to manage a critical function for a progressive organisation within the energy distribution sector.  Reporting to the GM Regulatory & Commercial you will lead the development of long-term pricing strategies that are adaptive to emerging technology, changes in customer demand and preferences, as well as evolving regulatory requirements. You will also be instrumental in developing broader commercial strategy and policy, managing use-of-system agreements and contract relationships with retailer and generator customers, overseeing billing activities and conducting revenue assurance activities.  

This is a hands-on role, which requires a commercially savvy and outcome-focussed people leader with strong analytical skills and the ability to write commercial policy that is well reasoned and supports the strategic and tactical needs of the business.

 Role Requirements

  • Strong numerical and financial analysis skills
  • Demonstrated strategic and critical thinking ability
  • Excellent writing ability – ability to clearly express complex issues
  • High attention to detail
  • Good communication and people skills
  • Previous experience managing a team or demonstrated leadership potential
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver on plans
  • A degree or tertiary qualification in a related discipline such as commerce, economics or finance

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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 22nd September 2019

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

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Advertised: Sep 10, 2019

Network Coordinators

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

*Work with state-of-the-art technology *Dunedin or Central 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 looking for day shift Network Coordinators to join our Network Operations team in Dunedin and Cromwell. The Network Coordinator is responsible for directing, monitoring and coordinating the operation of Aurora’s electricity distribution network from the 24/7 Network Operations Centre. The Network Coordinator ensures the operations on the Aurora network comply with all operational and safety standards and practices.

You will work closely with the Network Operations Centre Team Leader and Network Operations Manager in coordinating and optimising the performance of the distribution network while ensuring operational and safety practices are maintained and delivered to the highest standards.

The role offers a unique opportunity to be involved in a multifaceted role within Network operations. We are open to the prospect of an experienced Network Coordinator or an individual with a sound understanding of the technical aspects of network operations and electricity supply. Our team includes individuals who have previously maintained a network or those who have gained a passion for network operations planning within similar environments.

Role Requirements

  • Knowledge of the operation of a distribution network and the electricity supply sector
  • Experience applying systematic controls or protocols.
  • A team focus
  • Excellent communication skills - clear and precise communicator, including the ability to interact effectively with people.
  • An ability to analyse data and make timely decisions
  • Computer literate with an ability to use various software packages

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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 the ability to work within a skilled, dynamic and future thinking team appeals to you and your current experience serves as good fit for the role click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application.

 

 

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Advertised: Sep 6, 2019

Primary Systems Manager

DUNEDIN CITY - OTAGO

• Great opportunity to step up to a leadership role • Join a progressive / continuous improvement focused organisation • Great choice of location more...

About Us

If you are a leading engineering professional in the electrical distribution industry, you’ll find exciting challenges and opportunities at Aurora. 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

Reporting to the Engineering Manager we are currently seeking a motivated and aspiring Engineer with sound experience in electrical distribution for the role of Primary Systems Manager.  This is a hands-on leadership role in which you would:

  • Provide technical guidance and effective leadership to a small team of experienced and developing engineers
  • Work on challenging major projects
  • Influence primary plant specifications and procurement
  • Support the ongoing improvement of the safety and reliability of the Aurora electricity network.

This position 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.

The direct reports for this position are spread across Dunedin and Cromwell, so this position will require some travel locally between Dunedin and Central Otago.

Role Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering
  • Sound experience in electrical distribution covering distribution design and power systems engineering.
  • Previous experience in supervising or providing day to day technical guidance to engineering professionals and graduates
  • The ability build relationships and collaborate across the organisation

A good understanding of asset management principles is also desirable.

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.

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

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Advertised: Aug 20, 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 network. 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 18th September 2019

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

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Advertised: Aug 19, 2019