Company Northpower Limited
Location Whangarei, Northland
Listed Tue 23 Jan, 1:03 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 8983
  • Beautiful coastal Whangarei location
  • Work with internationally qualified climbers
  • Energy sector

Our client is looking for an experienced climbing arborist with level 4 qualifications under their belt. We are wanting a Tarzan (or Jane) who is ready to leave their garden clippers at home and step up their game with the big boys.

The company

Our client is a large scale multi-utility service provider that has experienced continued and sustained growth.

This company's strength is in its' people, with a high standard of support, respect and work. They invest heavily in both their staff and community.

You will be joining a diverse and inclusive workforce, with endless opportunities to develop your career.

The role

Maintaining an electrical distribution network, our client sustains their own in-house arborist team. Joining an established team of 14 you will support the upkeep and maintenance of the networks by keeping power lines and infrastructure clear of tree growth. We are wanting a confident climbing arborist with good rigging skills and strong health and safety practices.

This isn't your average arborist role - every day is different and you will be working in a range of environments which will extend your knowledge and capabilities. Previous experience working around high voltage power lines would be an advantage - but not a deal-breaker. We will support the right candidates and provide the necessary training to gain the appropriate NZQA qualifications needed.

With all four seasons in one-day, our New Zealand weather, may require you to be flexible and on stand-by for occurring adverse weather events.

With no traffic and beaches galore - this is your chance to re-locate and beat the daily grind with an optimal work-life balance. Grab this opportunity with both hands now! Don't wait for the cost of city living to get higher!


  • Supporting maintenance of networks through tree/vegetation management
  • Removal of dangerous and encroaching trees
  • Adhering to best practice
  • Climbing and arborist work
  • Mentoring younger arborists
  • Compliance with health, safety, environmental and regulatory requirements

Skills and experience

  • Level 4 registered arborist
  • Previous experience working around high voltage is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills


If you meet the above criteria, we welcome your application including your CV and cover letter in Word format.

We welcome applications from returning Kiwis, those persons with the immediate right to work and those who can achieve a visa status.

All applications will be acknowledged electronically in the first instance. If you have any questions, please call the team on 09 282 3156 quoting reference #8983.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 8983TM.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.