Electrical Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

The job of an Electrical Engineer can be dangerous and complicated, so New Zealand Power, Energy & Mining firms can often expect professionals to hold a relevant degree to prove their competency. In the case of Electrical Engineering, the four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree enables people to become a professional engineer after completion. Alternatively, a three-year degree in Engineering Technology enables people to become an Engineering Technologist and work in more specialised Engineering fields.


Typical Responsibilities

The typical job responsibilities of an Electrical Engineer can include some or all the following:

  • Creating and updating designs and specifications for electrical equipment and systems
  • Developing ways to generate, distribute, and manage electricity
  • Designing automated and computerised methods of controlling electrical processes
  • Developing instruction manuals for new electrify systems and equipment
  • Installing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment
  • Calculating the costs of projects and materials
  • Conducting electricity system tests and resolving any faults
  • Writing reports on work completed



The next logical step for many Electrical Engineers is a move into senior management or Project Management positions. Whilst these are both fantastic career paths, other rewarding options for Engineers include becoming consultants at engineering consultation firms and moving into other areas of Engineering, such as Environmental, Mechanical or Civil.


Salary Range

Entry: 40K – 60K per annum (NZD)

Experienced (5+ years): 60K – 120K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955




Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427