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: 042552

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: The ICT Business Partner will serve as the key liaison between the ICT and Corporate Business Units within Power and Water Corporation. This role will focus on driving digitisation and the innovation of business processes while ensuring a human-centered design approach. The ICT Business Partner will leverage technological solutions to enhance operational efficiency, improve user experience, and achieve strategic business goals.

Special Instructions: Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy.

Contact: Lara Lay on 0499 335 541

Vacancy Number: 042030

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Plan and scope the works program to ensure it is completed in a cost effective and efficient way while maximising customer satisfaction and minimising the impact of any disruption to the network.

Special Instructions: Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy.

Contact: Sean Caffery on 0427 114 147

Vacancy Number: 033498

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Contributes to operational effectiveness by coordinating and overseeing the routine repairs, maintenance and servicing of water and wastewater assets across major and minor centres and remote communities, assigned to the Katherine zone of the Northern region.

Special Instructions: Under the Agency’s Special Measures recruitment plan eligible Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy

Contact: Dan McIvor, Field Supervisor on 0401 114 576

Vacancy Number: 041999

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Provide high-quality strategic financial guidance, leadership and insight for their operational business unit, interpreting business needs, challenging the business, delivering meaningful quantitative and qualitative information which will ensure the strategic path chosen will create value against an acceptable level of risk. This will be a key enabler for Power and Water Corporation to achieve its core business objectives.

Special Instructions: Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy.

Contact: Candice Thomson on 08 8923 4675

Vacancy Number: 027778

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Responsible for making timely and competent decisions to meet the generation and market operations requirements of the power system within operating parameters of the Generation, Transmission and Distribution systems within the Northern Territory. Commencing salary: $172,079 inclusive of base salary, Industry Specific Skill Allowance, Consolidated Disability Allowance, and Operator Annualised Allowance.

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: Sam Parisi on 08 8924 6502

Vacancy Number: 013160

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: The cornerstone to providing exceptional customer service is quality assurance. This role is responsible for implementing optimal quality assurance practices to help enhance the quality of services provided to our customers, increase efficiency and team capability. This role will work closely with the rest of the Customer Experience and Operations team and is responsible for reviewing all types of customer contacts to provide constructive feedback at an individual and team basis to team members and leaders.

Special Instructions: Power and Water values diversity. Power and Water encourages people from all diversity groups to apply for vacancies and accommodates people with disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments. If you require an adjustment for the recruitment process or job, please discuss this with the contact officer. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, click here Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures plan, click here

Contact: Michelle Flynn on 08 8985 8529

Vacancy Number: 013711

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Objective of the role is to assist with maintaining, regular auditing and improving the water supply and sewerage asset register, preventative maintenance and condition assessment programs to help achieve asset management objectives, service standards, and commercial outcomes across both urban and remote communities.

Special Instructions: Under the Agency’s Special Measures recruitment plan eligible Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy.

Contact: Murray Kruger on 08 8984 5247

Vacancy Number: 013444

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Ensure the delivery of fuel and oil to power stations across 52 remote communities and 7 minor centres occur on time and are the right volume to ensure the security of electricity supply, in a variety of locations across the NT. Coordinate and maintain data records, statistics, and trends on consumption of fuel and to support various auditing and reporting obligations. Support analysis of fuel data to detect anomalies, faults or errors to avoid risks to security of supply to communities.

Special Instructions: Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy.

Contact: Farhan Yousuf on 0469 819 514

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 fulfil 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.