We employ hundreds of Territorians in technical, professional and customer service roles, and there are regular opportunities to join the Power and Water team.

We're a government-owned corporation, offering the benefits and protections of the NT Public Service, along with the chance to be part of the team that keeps the lights on and water running for Territorians every day.

Learn more about working with Power and Water

Current vacancies at Power and Water

Vacancy Number: 030328

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Manage and improve the reliability reporting for network assets to inform asset management decision making, meet regulatory stakeholder reporting requirements, and achieve compliance. Improve efficiency and effectiveness of reliability data. Respond to trends/emerging issues.

Special Instructions: Power and Water values diversity in the workplace. Therefore, under an approved Special Measures Plan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be given priority selection, provided they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the level commensurate with the position.

Contact: Lester Cornall on 0409 518 026

Vacancy Number: 46200076

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Lead the delivery of projects / programs within the Corporation’s Transformation Program. Selection will be made at the PWC Band 4 Corporate or PWC BAND 4 Professional level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Special Instructions: PWC values diversity in the workplace. Therefore, under an approved Special Measures Plan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be given priority selection, provided they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the level commensurate with the position.

Contact: Contact Megan Jolley on 8985 8413

Vacancy Number: 46200078

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Manage the Transformation Portfolio Office to support effective governance and oversight the Transformation portfolio, program and projects, to ensure successful delivery of the Power and Water Transformation that is implementing a new operating model with improved business structures, uplift of technology solutions and streamlined processes. Selection will be made at the PWC Band 4 Corporate or PWC BAND 4 Professional level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Special Instructions: Power and Water values diversity in the workplace. Therefore, under an approved Special Measures Plan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be given priority selection, provided they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the level commensurate with the position.

Contact: Alex Knowler on 8936 4728

Vacancy Number: 042232

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Provide technical services and advice relating to the planning, design, documentation, analysis, approvals and acceptance of Indigenous Community Land Developments and Service Connections. Along with assessment of the impacts of these developments on existing system capacities. Participate in the management and oversight of hydraulic projects incorporating projects management, design and approvals, financial cost and control, onsite inspections and commissioning.

Special Instructions: Power and Water values diversity in the workplace. Therefore, under an approved Special Measures Plan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be given priority selection, provided they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the level commensurate with the position.

Contact: Nathan Muisyo on 08 8924 5222

Vacancy Number: 042234

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Provide technical services and advice relating to the planning, design, documentation, analysis, approvals and acceptance of Indigenous community land developments and service connections, as well as an assessment of the impacts of these developments on existing system capacities. Manage and oversea electrical recoverable works and capital works projects incorporating project management, design and approvals, financial cost and control, onsite inspections and commissioning.

Special Instructions: PWC values diversity in the workplace. Therefore, under an approved Special Measures Plan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be given priority selection, provided they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the level commensurate with the position.

Contact: Nathan Muisyo on 08 8924 5222

Vacancy Number: 022453

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Coordinate high quality secretariat and administrative support to the Investment Review Committee, Portfolio Control Group and the Enterprise Project Management Office including effective liaison across the Corporation.

Special Instructions: PWC values diversity in the workplace. Therefore, under an approved Special Measures Plan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be given priority selection, provided they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the level commensurate with the position.

Contact: Jessemma Reeves on 08 8985 8425

Vacancy Number: 037407

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Provide business analyst support to the Corporation’s Metering Department for the implementation of a new Operating Model and improvement in key compliance activities.

Special Instructions: PWC values diversity in the workplace. Therefore, under an approved Special Measures Plan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be given priority selection, provided they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the level commensurate with the position.

Contact: Francis De Luca on 0409 643 578

Vacancy Number: 013271

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Provide effective leadership and management to the Alice Springs Customer Service Team so we optimise the customer satisfaction and financial performance through functions we perform. One vacancy available in either Alice Springs or Darwin.

Special Instructions: Power and Water values diversity in the workplace. Therefore, under an approved Special Measures Plan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be given priority selection, provided they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the level commensurate with the position.

Contact: Leon Cleal on 08 8936 4736

Hints for applying

In the Northern Territory Public Sector, job selection is based on the merit principle.

Under this principle, Power and Water employs, promotes and transfers employees based on their suitability to:

  • perform relevant duties
  • work in the relevant workplace
  • work in the public sector.

Selection criteria are different to merit criteria. While the selected applicant must meet all the essential selection criteria, they must also have the best knowledge, skill, qualifications and experience to fulfill the role.

A candidate needs to show ambition, direction and a desire to better themselves so the selection panel can determine future potential.

There are lots of different ways to demonstrate merit. The components of merit aren’t always given equal weight. There are times when existing knowledge and experience are the most critical factors in a role. At other times, it’s better to take on someone with less experience but more skill.

For example, your qualifications may not be as high as another candidate, but your work experience and willingness to do what’s needed to add value might be more important to the team.

Or, you could have qualifications that are higher than what we need for the role, but the fact you worked hard to qualify in a special interest area may show your ambition, direction and desire to better yourself.

So, how can you stand out?

For each selection criteria, always consider your:

  • knowledge
  • skills
  • qualifications
  • potential

Give clear examples of each. Write in plain English, using fewer words to say more.

Limit your job application to a one-page summary sheet with an attached resume setting out experience, qualifications, duties and achievements in previous roles, and contact details for current and other relevant referees.

While you can demonstrate your knowledge and qualifications through formal study or work experience, skills and potential are harder to define.

Potential is more than just a feeling we have about someone based on their writing style or personality.

You can show your potential by describing your capabilities.

For example, you might explain how you picked up a new piece of information quickly, came up with an improved way of doing something and shared this with the team or worked flexibly to achieve a goal.

When your referees reinforce your stories of achievement, it strengthens your credibility.

People have lots of different skills, even if they’re working in similar roles. Therefore, it’s vital for you to demonstrate the required skills, as well as those extra skills that place you at an advantage.

If you’re applying for a role in a team, but have mainly worked on your own or without direction, show examples of how you approach collaboration outside of work.

Remember, skills can be transferable. You may not have led a team of engineers, but you have demonstrated leadership through project management. Let us know.

Every year, we take on school leavers and adults to undertake apprenticeships and traineeships in electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, plumbing and linework. Find out more about apprenticeships and traineeships here.  

If you enjoy working outdoors, with your hands and in your community - becoming an Essential Services Operator may be the job for you.

For more information on how to apply for a job within the public sector, visit the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment website.