Transpower is the state-owned enterprise with a vital dual role in the New Zealand electricity supply industry. Transpower owns and operates the National Grid – the high voltage transmission network made up of towers, poles, lines, cables and substations connecting generators to distribution and retail companies ensuring electricity supply for all New Zealanders.

As System Operator, Transpower manages the power system in real-time to meet consumer demand, ensuring energy is flowing to where it’s needed, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The energy sector is changing rapidly. Transpower faces many challenges and opportunities in connecting more renewable energy sources to the grid. This will result in more sustainable energy for our homes and businesses.

We are transforming our business through efficiency initiatives, including automation and digital transformation. This means exciting career opportunities in a wide range of areas and an opportunity to work collaboratively on cutting-edge, future focused projects for New Zealand.

As a permanent employee, you can access a wide range of health and wellness benefits at Transpower. There are a range of insurance options, including income protection, life insurance, critical illness and medical insurance. Additional leave entitlements include ‘recreational leave’ (one extra paid day off a year after one year’s service), and ‘lifestyle leave’ (‘buy’ up to 10 additional days leave per year). There is also enhanced parental leave (top up the 18-week IRD Paid Parental Leave Provision up to 50% of your salary, and additional week of paid paternity leave, or two weeks paternity leave at 50 per cent of salary). Transpower supports an annual volunteer day, and supports professional development.

Transpower is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. The company enables flexible working with many of their roles offering flexi-hours (as office hours are not fixed), and the ability to occasionally work remotely, as enterprise collaboration systems are in place to work effectively from home and offsite. Transpower also offers part-time and job share opportunities.

Past Flexible Jobs

System Planning Engineer

  • Full-Time Flexible
  • Wellington

Opportunity for a Power Systems Engineer who can develop creative solutions for grid improvement, while meeting regulatory, fiscal and technical requirements. Need a power systems engineering qualification, and an understanding of power system modelling and analysis.

Senior HR Business Partner

  • Full-Time Flexible
  • Wellington

Seeking an experienced HR professional who enables great business outcomes while managing change and building leadership capability. Requirements include a tertiary qualification (preferably with Human Resource and management papers) and 5+ years’ HR experience in a senior capacity.