Powerco

About Powerco


We bring electricity and gas to 1.1 million customers across the North Island.

There’s a lot that goes into bringing light and heat to homes and business. We’re proud to play an important part thanks to the lines, cables and pipes we own.


Our part in bringing energy to customers


We’re one part of the power supply chain. Energy is generated by power stations, then sent along transmission networks operated by Transpower (for electricity) and First Gas (for gas) to distributors like us. We own and maintain the local lines, cables and pipes that deliver power to the people and businesses who use it. People pay their retailer for the energy they use, and some of what they pay comes to us so we can continue to invest in our network to ensure the power supply is safe and resilient.


Our networks extend across the North Island, serving urban and rural homes, businesses, and major industrial and commercial sites.


Our part in bringing energy to customers




Our gas network



We hire students studying

Engineering

Available Positions

Powerco

Powerco Graduate Engineers

Type

Graduate Jobs


Closing in

32 Days


Subject

Engineering - Civil/Structural, Engineering - Electrical, Engineering - Mechanical . . .

Internship Programmes


Gain hands-on experience in your area of interest with our internship programme.

Open to motivated and enthusiastic people in high school or studying towards a Bachelor or Diploma. Work alongside our team from November to February and learn the things only experience can teach.

Applications for our 2022 internships open in July.

Find out what our recent interns have to say about their experience at Powerco.

Graduate Programmes


Get the best start to your engineering career by joining our graduate programme.

You’ll gain experience across our business, working alongside each of the teams that maintain our electricity and gas networks.

Planning
Design
Asset management
Network operations
Project management

We’ll pair you with a senior engineer and a second-year graduate to mentor you through the programme. Along the way you’ll receive a competitive pay package with increases every six months as your contribution to the success of our business grows.

The programme supports you in developing the technical competencies you’ll need to become an Engineering New Zealand chartered engineer.

We’re looking for people with a Bachelor of Engineering or a diploma in a related field.

Applications for our 2023 graduate programme open in June 2022.

Benefits of working here


Powerco offers its people a work environment that is based on a set of values that recognises integrity and honesty. Our promise to our people is to work with them to provide great work opportunities and involvement in a successful business that cares for the wellbeing of its employees.

  • Salaries are fair and competitive with a component of Performance pay - your share in our company's success;
  • Superannuation - Powerco will contribute dollar for dollar up to 4% of your total remuneration to your KiwiSaver account;
  • Access to health care and medical insurance at reduced rates.
  • Development opportunities through coaching, on the job learning, project involvement, secondments as well as internal and external courses
  • Support for employees who wish to progress toward a qualification directly related to the current job and in the interest of Powerco.
  • Partner's Leave - one week paid leave at the time of a child's birth
  • Time off to volunteer for a recognised community body (for example, Search & Rescue).
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7 to assist you to maintain a high level of well being when we encounter personal problems
  • Work-Life Balance initiatives including flexible start and finish times, "Healthy Steps", sponsorship of fitness-related activities and tips for managing your time
  • Fruit in the office
  • Membership of a professional organization or institution relevant to your role at Powerco

Recognition of extraordinary efforts and achievements

For a full list visit our website...

Hear From our Powerco Grads!


Graduate Cecilia Fang


Watch Protection Engineer Cecilia Fang, who participated in our graduate programme, talk about how Powerco is the place to realise career ambitions. 



Thomas Wang 

Electrical engineer 

“I was fortunate to be a Powerco summer intern in 2020 and was then accepted as a graduate. While it meant moving from Canterbury to Taranaki, I’m now settled and enjoying what New Plymouth and Powerco offers, including working in the chief engineering team, which I’m thrilled about. A bonus of living in New Plymouth is that I have the great Taranaki Maunga on view just outside my window – it gives me a great start to the day.”


Jamuna Sharma Dhakal 

Electrical engineer

“One of the greatest perks of Powerco is flexible working hours that allow me to balance my work with other interests. My role includes both office work and site visits and rotating into different teams. To be able to collaborate with people who have different skill-sets, there is always something new to learn.”  


Nithin Ravi 

Electrical Engineer

"I get many opportunities to go on site to observe and learn about Powerco’s assets. Not every day is the same, you always feel engaged and there are always new and exciting projects going around you. The flexible working hours here at Powerco really helps me to have freedom to choose my own work time, which further helps to focus on my interests and hobbies.”

Our Commitment to Developing Our People


We understand that our people have always been the key to Powerco's success and have consistently invested in their training and ongoing professional development. Our staff has undertaken a wide range of training during the year, including post-graduate studies, continuing professional development, industry conferences, management training, gas, and electrical engineering courses, as well as a range of workshops and commercial skills development courses.
The increased focus on leadership development reflects our aim to continually lift internal performance and to provide an environment where all our people are challenged to seek improvements and innovation and encouraged to reach their full potential as well as leading their teams to excel.
The increased focus on leadership development reflects our aim to continually lift internal performance and to provide an environment where all our people are challenged to seek improvements and innovation and encouraged to reach their full potential as well as leading their teams to excel.
 
As an employer, Powerco is committed to providing an enjoyable and challenging work environment with competitive remuneration and a focus on ongoing personal development.
  • Development opportunities through coaching, on the job learning, project involvement, secondments as well as internal and external courses.

  • Individual performance discussions with yearly and in year review and feedback sessions. These discussions are there to help you to understand your strengths and development areas, to create your Personal Plan and to find learning solutions for you.

  • Career planning through your Personal Plan and Learning & Development Plan, talent management and leadership assessment.

  • Support for employees who wish to progress toward a qualification directly related to the current job and in the interest of Powerco