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

Billing Specialist

Darwin

Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Band 2 Administrative Corporate Services - Remuneration Package $86,906 - $110,953 (including salary $76,844 - $98,106)

Primary objective: Ensure the efficient operation of the billing activities of the Customer Service Centre with a specific focus on providing a high quality standard of customer services to meet the requirements of external and internal customers of Power and Water Corporation.

Contact: Helen Tracey on 08 8985 8547

Remote Services Land Development Coordinator (Hydraulics)

Darwin

Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Technical Coordinator - Remuneration Package $138,427 - $173,408 (including salary $113,568 - $144,964)

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.

Contact: David Annesley on 08 8924 5094

Executive General Manager, Power Services

Darwin

Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Executive Contract Officer 3 - Remuneration Package $259,018 - $284,592 (including salary )

Primary objective: Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Executive General Manager, Power Services assumes a strategic role in the overall definition of the Power and Water strategy from a Power Services Delivery and Asset Management perspective to ensure continuity of power supply to all customers in the Northern Territory through power assets. An executive contract of up to 4 years may be offered,

Contact: Engage People on 08 7905 4704 or pwc@engagepeople.com.au

Water Demand Project Coordinator – Schools and Minor Centres

Darwin

Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Band 3 Professional - Remuneration Package $132,872 - $157,625 (including salary $102,995 - $125,212)

Primary objective: Coordinate Living Water Smart projects in Darwin, Katherine other minor centres including targeting water loss and local government sector engagement. Lead development and delivery of the demand management school education program across the Territory.

Contact: Jethro Laidlaw on 08 8951 7203

Manager Works Scheduling

Darwin

Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Senior Technical Coordinator - Remuneration Package $173,408 - $190,081 (including salary $144,964 - $159,928)

Primary objective: Lead and manage the schedulers to ensure that crews, plant and equipment are efficiently and fully utilised in delivering the works plan.

Contact: Paul Rice on 08 8924 5547

Manager Works Planning

Darwin

Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Senior Technical Coordinator - Remuneration Package $173,408 - $190,081 (including salary $144,964 - $159,928)

Primary objective: Lead the Planners in developing a cost effective and efficient plan for all works activities that meets customer needs and minimises the impact of any disruption on the network.

Contact: Paul Rice on 08 8924 5547

Senior Manager, Service Delivery (North)

Darwin

Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Executive Contract Officer 1 - Remuneration Package $217,533 - $239,404 (including salary )

Primary objective: Direct, control and ensure the effective dispatch of Power Services resources to safely execute work to the required quality for the distributed power network assets and generation assets in the Northern region, comprising Darwin, Katherine, Jabiru and surrounding areas. An Executive contract of up to 4 years may be offered.

Contact: Andrew Wilson on 08 8924 5323

Senior Manager, Service Delivery (South)

Alice Springs

Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Executive Contract Officer 1 - Remuneration Package $217,533 - $239,404 (including salary )

Primary objective: Direct, control and ensure the effective dispatch of Power Services resources to safely execute work to the required quality for the distributed power network assets and generation assets in the Southern and Central Australia region, comprising Alice Springs, Yulara, Tennant Creek and surrounding areas. An Executive contract of up to 4 years may be offered.

Contact: Andrew Wilson on 08 8924 5323.

Management Coordinator

Darwin

Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Band 2 Administrative Corporate Services - Remuneration Package $86,906 - $110,953 (including salary $76,844 - $98,106)

Primary objective: Provide high quality executive level secretariat and administrative support to Executive General Manger Information, Communications and Technology and the Information, Communications and Technology business unit including effective liaison across the Corporation.

Contact: Herminia Castle on 08 898 58502

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.