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Graduate Engineer


Closing date 30 April 2023

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Employment Type


Seniority Level

Entry Level

Sydney and Wallsend

Just imagine a future where households and businesses can generate their own energy and sell it back to the grid, ultimately connecting communities and empowering lives. Are you ready to play your part in an evolving industry?

At Ausgrid we are the largest distributor of electricity on the east coast of Australia, providing power to 1.8 million customers – that’s over four million Australians relying on us every day!Our vision is simple; for our communities to have the power for a resilient, affordable net zero future.Our robust workforce of over 2800 employees takes pride in knowing that the work we collectively achieve today will transform the world tomorrow.

Program Overview

The Ausgrid Graduate program commences in late January 2024 and paves the way for our Graduates to perform, develop and thrive in their careers, with access to senior leaders, mentors, accelerated development opportunities and networking. Across the two-year program, you will be allowed to work on high-impact projects directly delivering against our business strategy. A minimum of 4 rotations in the program will offer you a breadth of experiences, work, and knowledge to aid in building the foundations for a successful career. Become an Ausgrid Graduate and help Australia on the pathway to the energy transition.


Ausgrid has a diverse team of over 300 Engineers all actively engaged in analysing, planning and designing as well as operating and maintaining Australia’s largest electricity distribution network. We have been a leader in our field powering the east coast for over a century and are now looking for graduates to help continue that legacy. In your position as a Graduate Engineer, you will have opportunities to learn from world-class Engineers who sit on national and international technical panels such as CIGRE and experienced multidisciplinary designers who design and refresh our network of high-voltage substations, transmission and distribution systems.

We will expose you to operational and field activities so that you are well equipped for a career in our front-line actively operating, constructing and maintaining our network or automating it for the future. This may include being a key part of the Advanced Distribution and Management System (ADMS) and the protection of SCADA systems that work in tandem or being a project engineer in our capital projects team.We also offer office-based careers in areas such as our advanced Asset Management and Planning functions where we plan and optimise the network. You will work with Systems Analysts who plan, design and model our network. We have opportunities in our regulatory and innovation areas where we are actively engaged in new network commercial models, cutting-edge technology in protection and control, and other areas such as Electrical vehicle charging, STATCOMs and community batteries.


• You have completed your relevant University degree in the last 3 years or will have completed it before the program commencing in January 2024.

• Aligned degrees include Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering degrees

• Applicants with double degrees are actively encouraged to apply

• At the time of application candidates must hold Australian/New Zealand citizenship or Permanent Residency

• Valid driver's license may be required

• Roles will commence in January 2024

Compensation & Benefits

We empower our teams to challenge the status quo, they own decisions that directly impact the transformation of our network to be safer, smarter, and more sustainable. In return. Ausgrid Graduate benefits include:

• Industry-competitive remuneration

• To support your work/life balance we provide a fortnightly Rostered Day Off (RDO)

• Reward your future self with 15.5% superannuation

• Enjoy an annual employee day

• Access to Ausgrid’s Recognition program – Amped – which recognises employee contributions, behaviours, and achievements through gift cards, and quarterly and annual awards.

• Access to a competitive recognition process for the Annual Graduate of the Year Award

• Access to your own mentor and bi-annual discussions with your manager’s manager through our Manager Once Removed (MOR) process

• Free flu vaccination

• Corporate Health Discounts through NIB and Bupa!

• The health and Wellness Program provides employees access to gyms/pools across the east coast

• The Ausgrid Staff Club membership gives you access to a range of discounted entertainment, social events and access to company-owned holiday accommodation!

In addition, there are other benefits available to you:

• In line with our diverse workforce, our Ausgrid permanent employees enjoy flexibility in all its forms in line with business deliverables. Examples include part-time working, job sharing, remote working, flexible hours, and time off in lieu.

• Our gender-neutral parental leave is competitive and provides our employees with 16 weeks of paid leave including superannuation payments.

• We invest in our people’s development through secondments, project work, Ausgrid onsite training, and varied leadership opportunities.

• We provide access to novated leasing for own personal use vehicles

• Pay for performance culture

• We support corporate social responsibility, enjoy paid community service leave

• We are working from our third Reconciliation Action Plan

• Support if required through Family and Domestic Violence leave

• Our Inclusion and Diversity Council empowers our people through Employee Resources Groups for gender, First Nations, disability, Pride and cultural diversity

• Our Employee Assistance Provider - Concierge International - provides a range of support services to our employees at no charge.

Applications close 30th April 2023 at 11:55pm. Shortlisted applicants will be notified via email with details surrounding assessment centres and other FAQs