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Company Northpower Limited
Location Whangarei, Northland
Listed Wed 4 Apr, 6:05 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 12822
  • Whangarei location
  • Graduate opportunity
  • Great work culture

Our client is looking for a Design Estimator or Graduate Design Estimator to support in their Whangarei team.

The company

Northpower 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 opportunity to develop your career.

The role

Due to increased workload, we are seeking an experienced Design Estimator to support our busy team in Whangarei. We will also consider recent graduates for this role.

Supporting on investigation, pricing, design and estimation of work.

This is solid, busy role with plenty of work ahead. We are seeking applicants who have good stake holder management skills, previous design estimation experience across either transmission, distribution or substation environments.

However, we are open to someone who has recently completed their Electrical Engineering diploma, has good verbal and written communication skills, an ability to work well as part of the team and a desire to perform to high expectations. We are seeking someone who enjoys taking ownership of their work and not afraid of making decisions.

You will be joining an experienced team, with a close knit and supportive work ethic. This is a solidly busy role with plenty of work ahead. We are seeking applicants who are passionate about building a strong career in the industry

Your main duties in this role will include the following:

  • Managing key stakeholders both internal and external customers
  • Coordinate works with external providers
  • Carry out all works with 100% compliance with Health and Safety requirement
  • Design of Electricity supply LV and HV network infrastructure including overhead and underground services, under grounding, relocations, reinforcement, new subdivisions and new supply connections
  • Work site investigation, identify and provide network solutions
  • Estimate resources and provide costing for all projects. Ensure quality and accuracy
  • Investigation on site of electrical equipment
  • Manage all aspects of compliance, customer and legislation requirements
  • Effective team member
  • Must have exposure to field work

Skills and experience

  • Electrical engineering qualification (diploma preferred)
  • Design estimator experience (advantage)
  • Practical experience in electrical Industry (advantage)
  • EWRB and current practising licence (advantage)
  • Full clean NZ class 1 driver's licence
  • Excellent verbal and written 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 #12822.

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