Power System Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

The job of a Power System Engineer can be dangerous and complicated, so New Zealand’s Power, Energy & Mining employers expect professionals to hold a relevant degree, such as a Bachelor of Engineering, to prove their competency. Alternatively, a three-year degree in Engineering Technology enables people to become an Engineer Technologist, and often work in more specialised and narrower fields.


Typical Responsibilities

The typical job responsibilities of a Power System Engineer can include some or all the following:

  • Developing and updating designs for electrical systems and equipment
  • 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 Power System Engineers is a move into 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