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

Accounts Payable Officer


Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Band 1 Administrative Corporate Services - Remuneration Package $58,958 - $78,781 (including salary $53,435 - $71,402)

Primary objective: Ensure the timely and correct processing and payment of authorised invoices in accordance with Power and Water Corporation’s policy and procedures.

Contact: Karyn Alford, Manager Accounts Payable on 08 8985 8440

Customer Service Centre Billing Officer

Alice Springs

Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Band 1 Administrative Corporate Services - Remuneration Package $58,958 - $78,781 (including salary $53,435 - $71,402)

Primary objective: Ensure the provision and promotion of a high quality standard of customer service to meet the expectations and requirements of external and internal customers of the Power and Water Corporation.

Contact: Contact Sallyann Nepe on 08 8951 7223

Records Officer


Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Band 1 Administrative Corporate Services - Remuneration Package $58,958 - $78,781 (including salary $53,435 - $71,402)

Primary objective: Provide a timely, accurate and quality records management and mail service to the Power and Water Corporation.

Contact: Michael Rowe on 08 8995 5880

Senior Manager, Architecture and Application Architect


Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Executive Contract Officer 1 - Remuneration Package $217,533 - $233,565 (including salary )

Primary objective: As a key member of the Information and Technology division, you will provide leadership and management of the Power and Water Corporation Architecture team and function. An Executive contract of up to 4 years may be offered.

Contact: Recruitment on 08 8985 8502

Financial Accountant


Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Band 3 Administrative Corporate Services - Remuneration Package $110,863 - $134,425 (including salary $100,483 - $122,158)

Primary objective: Reporting to the Manager Financial Accounting in relation to the preparation of various reporting financial reporting obligations and the interpretation and application of accounting standards. Further responsibilities will include complex general ledger reconciliations.

Contact: Kirsty Gillham, Manager, Financial Accounting on 08 8985 8420

Supervisor Financial Accounting


Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

PWC Band 4 Admin Corporate Services FT - Remuneration Package $141,076 - $163,165 (including salary $128,278 - $148,598)

Primary objective: Provide professional financial accounting, taxation and regulatory reporting services for Power and Water Corporation.

Contact: Kirsty Gillham, Manager Financial Accounting on 08 8985 8420

Zone Manager Katherine


Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Senior Technical Coordinator - Remuneration Package $165,131 - $180,999 (including salary $141,428 - $156,027)

Primary objective: Provide leadership and operational oversight for all operations in Katherine and the Big Rivers Region, in the achievement of corporate objectives and the management of the resources required to operate and maintain the power networks of major & minor centres and remote communities, located within the region.

Contact: Andrew Wilson on 08 8974 5323

Environmental Officer


Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Band 2 Professional - Remuneration Package $92,626 - $115,439 (including salary $74,970 - $95,713)

Primary objective: Provide specialist environmental management advice on the provision of power, water and sewerage services.

Contact: Jared Sellwood, Evironment Management System Coordinator on 08 8985 7195

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.