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: 013558

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Effectively manage a professional team of Control Room Operators to ensure the secure, reliable and safe operation of the Northern Territory power system is achieved. Provide leadership and strategic direction to the Control Room in the development and implementation of initiatives and delivery of effective services to support commercial and regulatory obligations of Power and Water to government, internal and external customers and the community. An Executive contract of up to 4 years may be offered.

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: Duncan Griffin on 0409 203 376

Vacancy Number: 018806

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: The Principal Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (Projects in Delivery) provides high level executive coordination, research and analysis of current and future programs, and assists the Enterprise Portfolio Management Office in the monitoring of the investment programs in accordance with Investment Review Committee and Board directions through whole of Corporation portfolio reporting.

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: Zoë Dales on 08 8985 8596

Vacancy Number: 036074

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Perform routine operation, maintenance and servicing of Water Services assets associated with the potable water, wastewater and effluent reuse reticulation systems across the urban and remote communities assigned to the Alice Springs (Southern Zone) area.

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: Andries Erasmus on 08 8951 7371

Vacancy Number: 028742

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Provide constructive leadership and strategic direction to System Control in the development and implementation of initiatives and delivery of effective services to ensure delivery of commercial and regulatory obligations of Power and Water Corporation to government, internal and external customers and the community. An Executive contract of up to 4 years may be offered.

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: Jodi Triggs on 08 8985 8456

Vacancy Number: 022383

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Reporting to the Senior Manager Corporate Finance, the Manager Fixed Assets Accounting oversees the coordination and delivery of all aspects of financial fixed assets for Power and Water Corporation including process improvement projects that assist Finance and Business Services in meeting operational and strategic objectives. An executive contract of up to 4 years may be offered.

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: Steve Bartlett on 0400 410 425

Vacancy Number: 023023

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Deliver proactive public relations and communication strategies to highlight Power and Water Corporation’s achievements, articulate Power and Water Corporation’s vision and enhance its corporate reputation.

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: Geoff Totham, Manager Marketing and Communications 08 8985 8543

Vacancy Number: 018701

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Lead and delivery of brand, marketing and communications strategies, plans and campaigns to achieve Power and Water Corporation’s business objectives.

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: Geoff Totham on 0416 973 908

Vacancy Number: 014354

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: The Ministerial Liaison Officer is responsible for coordinating the preparation of briefings, correspondence and advice in response to ministerial correspondence, parliamentary issues, Cabinet matters and all other requests from the Ministers’ Offices.

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: David Murphy on 08 8985 7206

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.