Orion owns and operates the electricity distribution network that provides power to central Canterbury. As one of the largest electricity distribution networks in New Zealand, we cover remote rural areas, regional towns and the city of Christchurch. Our network extends over 8,000 square kilometres across central Canterbury from the Waimakariri River in the north to the Rakaia River in the south. We deliver electricity to more than 195,000 homes and businesses.
We understand electricity is essential to our community and we take our responsibilities seriously. This includes the provision of a safe, resilient and cost effective power supply, and the promotion of safe and efficient use of electricity.
Orion is a community owned entity with two key shareholders - the Christchurch City Council, through its subsidiary Christchurch City Holdings Ltd, and the Selwyn District Council. We aim to create value for our shareholders and we contribute significantly to the economic success of our region.
Our culture is based on a set of values that define the way we run our business, interact with our customers and suppliers, and work together in the wider community.
Our values reflect what's important to us - guiding our behaviours and providing a framework for the way we do things. This framework is based on a commitment to:Connect
We build relationships with our customers and stakeholders so we can better power, energise and connect our communities.Create
We are big picture thinkers and our innovation and agility enable us to identify opportunities, exercise sound judgement and learn continuously.Collaborate
We work together building our strengths, our initiative and our commitment to ensure our communities trust us, our business is successful and our people and environment are valued.
More than 195 employees work directly for Orion and most days around 300 contractors help us on the network. All of these people are critical to our business as we support our customers by keeping the power on.Working at Orion
Orion has a proud tradition of being a great place to work. The dedication, energy and innovation of our people and our dynamic and challenging work environment have helped to build this tradition and position Orion as a sought-after Canterbury employer.
Orion recognises that our people are critical to the success of our business and we are committed to providing a supportive, balanced work environment that enables professional and personal growth. You'll have plenty of opportunity to learn and progress your career at Orion.
At Orion you can expect to join a diverse team of committed and talented people with a high calibre of qualifications, experience and skills. We encourage innovative thinking; continuous learning as we seek new ideas and smarter ways of doing things.