Grid Connection Intermediate Engineer

Full time position Grid Connection Intermediate Engineer position in Christchurch.

Niko is an engineering consultancy providing high quality specialist services to New Zealand’s electric power industry. We serve clients in the fields of power generation, transmission, and distribution, and we are proud to hold the role of “consultant of choice” with several of these organisations.

By joining Niko, you will be involved in designing and delivering complex and exciting projects throughout the power sector.

We are a medium sized company, which allows you to have a presence and be an active contributor to the organisation – you won’t get lost in the crowd!

The opportunity we offer: 

We are looking for a talented Engineer to join our team.

This position is within our Generation Team, which supports our clients both with existing generation plant and new grid connection projects. The industry is presently experiencing unprecedented growth in connection of renewable energy resources including wind, solar and geothermal. Niko Engineering Limited is a key part of this and is seeking to grow its capability to support clients.

Key aspects of the role are:

  • Power system analysis of both traditional synchronous and inverter-based generation sources.
  • Power system modelling using a variety of software including DIgSILENT PowerFactory, PSS/E and PSCAD.
  • Supporting generation connections throughout the connection application process, communicating technical outputs to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Writing reports, communicating the outputs of analysis and design work.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with clients.
  • Communicating effectively and coordinating project activities with others as needed.
  • Keeping abreast of International Standards, New Zealand and Australian Standards, and legislative requirements.

What we are looking for: 

To be successful you will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or another similar technical area.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in grid connections; applicants with 5 or more years’ experience in related areas will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • A passion for the electricity industry, enjoy solving complex problems, and demonstrate initiative and drive.
  • The ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively.
  • Great communication, presentation, and computer skills.
  • An eagerness to learn.


If you are interested in this role please submit your application via the listing on Seek:

Grid Connection Intermediate Engineer Job in Christchurch Central, Canterbury – SEEK

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