Graduate Automation Engineer
Meridian Energy
Twizel, Canterbury, New Zealand
1d ago

Job Description

Meridian Energy’s 3-year graduate program is an amazing opportunity for an engineering graduate who is keen to get stuck into working in the electricity industry while working with some of NZ’s most iconic assets! This is a permanent role so once you have completed the 3-year rotation we will actively work with you to place you into suitable role within the business.

You will undertake various responsibilities through rotations organised by the Programme and Engineering Managers, these may be a mix of engineering and non-engineering related projects and assignments relevant to your chosen discipline and aligned with the requirements required for achieving IPENZ CPEng accreditation.

Each rotation will relate to your development plan to ensure it provides relevant and valuable learning opportunities for you including developing technical and commercial skills.

Your first rotation will begin in Twizel and you’ll move around each year to really broaden your skills, experiences and best prepare you for future opportunities! Our current graduates have been amazed at how hands on our programmes are and how much involvement they get in our major projects.


You’ll have recently completed a degree in Engineering, specialising in Automation, and have an strong interest in renewable energies.

You’ll be available to start in February 2022 and be flexible to move around the country during the 3-year rotations. A can-do, proactive attitude is a must and you’ll be keen to get stuck in wherever you can.

Additional Information

We’ve got a strong culture - we like to work hard and have fun while we’re doing it. We live by three How to Be’s’ : be gutsy, be a good human, and be in the waka.

Meridian is truly flexible, diverse and inclusive : in our workplace, you can feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work.

Our flexible work options make things easier for you and your whānau. We also offer an attractive salary package and benefits like life and income protection insurance, enhanced leave, KiwiSaver and parental leave provisions, discounts from Meridian and other organisations, and a Meridian employee share scheme.

All in all, we reckon we’ve got a pretty special place to work. If you think you’re an awesome fit not only for this role but for Meridian, apply today and tell us why!

If you’ve any questions, please email careers and someone will get back to you.

Advertising closes on Monday 6th December 2021 (please note this is subject to change)

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