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: 028677

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Provide high level strategic support to the Power Development section to ensure the future system development on the power systems across Northern Territory meets demand safely, economically and in an environmentally sound manner in accordance compliance with regulations and codes.

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: Tat Au-Yeung on 08 8924 6701

Vacancy Number: 039036

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Assist in the determination of the development of Market and Power systems operations reform for the Northern Territory power systems for the secure, reliable and safe operation as well as the development and publishing of various operational documents, plans and reports to ensure compliance with various Technical Codes. This position is dual classified Band 2 Professional - Remuneration $98,986 to $123,456 and Band 3 Professional - Remuneration $135,741 to $161,112. The level of appointment will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions: Power and Water Corporation 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: Sean Egan on 08 8985 8417

Vacancy Number: 46210003

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: As a member of Power Water Corporation’s 24 hour operational control room, assist other controllers in the monitoring and control of the power networks, by performing operational functions associated with fault dispatch, information and data logging, customer and emergency call taking, and safe network access.

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: Vernon Lee on 08 8924 6502

Vacancy Number: 039037

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Assist in the determination of the operational technical envelope for the Northern Territory power systems for the secure, reliable and safe operation as well as the development and publishing of various operational plans and reports to ensure compliance with various Technical Codes. This position is dual classified Band 2 Professional - Remuneration $98,986 to $123,456 and Band 3 Professional - Remuneration $135,741 to $161,112. The level of appointment will be determined by qualifications and experience.

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: Ahmad Mazloum on 08 8924 6633

Vacancy Number: 013250

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Provide high level development, implementation, monitoring and coordination of policy and strategies to ensure that Power and Water's metering infrastructure is protected against theft, data omission or other forms of unauthorised activity.

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: Simon Green on 08 8924 5810

Vacancy Number: 013251

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Customer Service Representatives provide exceptional customer service across all channels, for all interactions to meet the expectations of our customer and the community. They deliver a seamless experience while adhering to Power Water Corporations Key Performance Indicator’s with the promotion of First contact resolution.

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: Jayde Armstead on 08 8951 7223

Vacancy Number: 013198

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Customer Service Representatives provide exceptional customer service across all channels, for all interactions to meet the expectations of our customer and the community. They deliver a seamless experience while adhering to Power Water Corporations Key Performance Indicators with the promotion of First contact resolution.

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: Kayla Fyfe on 08 8985 7241

Vacancy Number: 042452

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary objective: Provide essential administrative, program, project and procurement support 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.

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: Ian Favarger on 08 8985 8561

Vacancy Number: 013250

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Provide high level development, implementation, monitoring and coordination of policy and strategies to ensure that Power and Water's metering infrastructure is protected against theft, data omission or other forms of unauthorised activity.

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: Simon Green on 08 8924 5810

Vacancy Number: 013380

Vacancy Types: Ongoing (Permanent) - Full Time

Primary objective: Coordinate and oversee the routine repairs, maintenance and servicing of Power and Water mechanical and electrical assets associated with water and wastewater systems across major and minor centres and remote communities, assigned to the Katherine zone.

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: Dan McIvor on 0401 114 576

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.