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Careers at Meridian

At Meridian, we value people. And not just some people – all people. We embrace different ways of thinking, living and working, because we believe diversity benefits us all. It makes our capabilities even stronger. So, no matter who you are, you’ll find it a great place to work.

A great place to work

Our people are our biggest asset and key to our success. That’s why we do everything we can to attract and grow people who are committed to our purpose and contribute to a positive, high-performing workplace culture.

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    Just starting out your career?

    Kickstart your career in the electricity industry with our intern, apprenticeship, and graduate programmes. Gain on-the-job experience with New Zealand’s largest renewable energy generator.

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    How Meridian Group is different

    We support and value all of the different experiences and views that our people bring. It’s important that we bring our whole selves to work and create a working environment in which everyone can thrive. Together, we’re better.

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    Working sustainably

    From our wind farms and hydro stations to offices across the country, we’re committed to operating as a sustainable business. We believe it's the only way forward for the future of our environment.

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Our good energy – how we look after our people

At Meridian, we provide a great place to work – with support and benefits that make life better for you and your whānau – because who doesn’t love a bit of good energy? Here’s some of the great things you can expect when you work with us: 

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    Flexible working options

    Fitting family, non-work commitments, interests, and lifestyles around your work can be challenging. To be inclusive of people who have diverse circumstances, we're open to requests from employees who wish to pursue a more flexible approach to work.

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    Competitive pay

    We offer competitive pay, and we regularly test our salaries with the market. We match employee KiwiSaver contributions of up to 4%, plus more amazing benefits.

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    Awesome culture and people

    We have some seriously good humans at Meridian who are caring, passionate, inclusive and kind. Connection and community are important to us, and we live up to this in how we work and play.

Job happiness

At Meridian you don’t need to choose between a well-paid job and a career you love – here, you’ll get both. We support a culture of growth, continuous learning, and we have great remuneration packages. We also give our people three additional days of leave between Christmas and New Year, and the option to purchase additional leave. 

  • Career opportunities are both sideways and upwards at Meridian. There are lots of opportunities to move into a different or higher-level role – one third of our roles are filled internally.  
  • We offer competitive, above-average pay, and we regularly test our salaries with the market to ensure they remain that way. ​ 
  • We support a culture of continuous learning and provide study leave, study assistance and mentoring opportunities to support your growth.  
  • Under our My Mahi performance framework, everyone has Objectives aligned to how their role contributes to our business strategy, plans and priorities. You'll have regular Check-Ins to get feedback on your performance, and then an end of year 'Wrap Up' assessment of how you've gone over the year.
  • When the company does well, you do well. We provide discretionary ‘performance pay’ based on company and individual performance. 
  • We have a range of programmes to support the development of our leaders – from bite-sized modules, through to leadership programmes and forums.

Free health insurance and discounted rates for whānau

Meridian provides a free medical insurance offer to all eligible employees. You’ll be able to add immediate family members (with a discounted rate) or opt for a higher level of cover. 

Life, critical illness and income protection insurance

Meridian provides free personal insurance cover for permanent (and some fixed term) employees, giving you some peace of mind when you need it most. For most eligible people, the standard cover is automatic, and without the need for any medical declaration. The insurance policies provide a payment in the event of an eligible employee’s death, terminal illness, or critical illness; and provide some income protection for up to two years in the event of long-term illness. 

Supportive wellbeing leave

When it comes to sick leave, and time off for other wellness reasons, Meridian goes well beyond legislative requirements. We acknowledge that our people need to take time away from work for reasons other than illness.  

Discounted power with Meridian or Powershop

Meridian employees are entitled to a discounted rate on electricity when signing up to either Meridian or Powershop. Whichever you choose, you’ll receive preferential rates, a joining credit, and a free smart meter upgrade if you don’t have one. 

Generous parental leave policy

The birth, adoption, or commencement of other ongoing care of a child is a time of great change, and we support our employees in balancing work and new family commitments. We provide leave prescribed under legislation; enhanced parental leave payment and partner leave benefits; and support in returning to work following parental leave, including spaces for breastfeeding/lactation if required. 

Free counselling for you and whānau

We provide our people and their immediate family (e.g. partners, children, stepchildren) with free counselling services. These options include counselling services from Vitae, Meridian's Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider and one-on-one coaching sessions a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. 

Buy Meridian shares and get rewarded with more

Our employee share scheme, MyShare, is a great way for our people to get their own slice of Meridian. It’s an easy way to buy Meridian shares via pay deductions totalling at least $500 a year (or up to $5000). You’ll be eligible for dividend payments each year, and if you stay in the scheme and keep your shares for three years, Meridian rewards you with free shares. 

Matching employee KiwiSaver contributions up to 4%

We help you to save for your retirement or first home by matching employee KiwiSaver contributions of up to 4%. For people in some pay bands, we contribute 4% to KiwiSaver even if you only contribute 3%, to help boost your savings.  We keep matching your KiwiSaver contributions for as long as you are permanently employed by us – even after you reach 65.​ 

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Current vacancies

Check out our current job listings which includes roles at Meridian Energy, Powershop NZ and Dam Safety Intelligence:

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Ready to apply? 

If you'd like assistance with any part of the process, or you would like to talk with someone about making the process more accessible, please reach out to us at and we'll be more than happy to help.

Please note that Meridian uses a third party software SmartRecruiters to collect and process job applications. Any personal information Meridian collects as part of your job application will be held, stored and used in accordance with our Privacy Statement.

If you’re wondering what to expect, our application process usually goes like this:

  • Submit an application

    This is the first step. You can submit an application by clicking on the job listing in the table above. We’ll be in touch after the job application closing date.

  • Screening call

    You’ll have an informal phone call with a member of our hiring team.

  • Interviews

    You’ll meet with a couple of people you’ll be working with, either in person, or over video chat. 

“I enjoy working with a great team of people, developing Meridian Energy's next renewable energy source. My mahi is both challenging and rewarding and the company has a great set of values.”
James McArthur – Renewable Energy Engineer
“I feel a strong values connection between my values and those that Meridian believes in as a corporate. I love that we follow shared behaviours (be a good human, be in the waka and be gutsy). It’s real stuff; walking the talk. That makes me happy! I love working in an environment where I can be busy, get stuck in, and be trusted to do great work.”
Tui Wagstaff - Business Support Manager