Top Energy is the electricity generation and lines company distributing power to people in the Far North.

As one of the largest companies in the region with over 160 staff, Top Energy is focused on creating a work environment that values diversity and helps us to attract and retain talented people.

In our last employee engagement survey, we scored 72% - 5% higher than the NZ benchmark.

Career & development opportunities

We offer a wide range of opportunities at different stages of your career. From line mechanics to electrical and geothermal engineers, vegetation crew, administrators, analysts, accountants, health and safety specialists, and senior managers. Managers are encouraged to recognise, and reward high performance by individuals and teams who demonstrate our values, and it is always fantastic to see internal staff promotions.

If you want to take your career to the next step, we offer leadership and professional development, job secondments and internships. We are always on the lookout for good people to join our team. Apply online at

We retain and build the capability of our staff

Employee length of service

5+ years of service - 39 employees

10+ years of service - 44 employees

20+ years of service - 4 employees

30+ years of service - 9 employees 40+ years of service - 1 employee

Staff Photo
Left to right: In recognition of 15 years great service Belinda Peddie, Chris Kahotea and Shirley Field

We provide a Living Wage

COVID-19 and rising costs of living have seen many in our community struggle with basic expenses such as food, transportation, utilities, housing and childcare. At Top Energy all employees in entry level roles are paid the Living Wage as a minimum.

Calculated independently each year by the New Zealand Family Centre Social Policy Unit, the Living Wage is higher than the minimum wage prescribed by the government

We look after our staff and whanau

The mental health and wellbeing of our employees is important to us.

We provide annual wellness checks, flu vaccinations, an employee assistance programme, medical insurance and encourage participation in sporting events.

Through our online wellness programme, Tracksuit Inc, staff access content and participate in fun challenges focused on creating a healthier lifestyle.

Our employee benefits programme gives staff access to fuel and retail discounts, and we provide a long service bonus.

We often have employees’ teens in for work experience and we encourage whānau to come along to staff events.

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Published in Far North newspapers week beginning 13 June 2022