Careers at Orion


Orion is a great place to work and there are a lot of opportunities to join the Orion whānau, if you are keen to register your interest, apply for jobs or search all vacancies, keep an eye on our careers site.

Last year our increased parental leave offering was another significant step in our diversity, equity and inclusion mahi. We’re now proud to say Orion’s parental leave policy has been added to The New Zealand Parental Leave Register, the first register globally to have this level of verified parental leave information. Find out more about our parental leave policy.

Building a culture of inclusion and belonging is important for Orion and we’re proud to have achieved Gender Tick accreditation.  Find out more about gender equality at Orion.


Summer engineering internship

We’ve recently closed applications for engineering interns to join us this summer.

We're looking forward to welcoming the successful interns to our Christchurch based office where they will work closely with our highly skilled engineering team and participate in a variety of projects.


We recognise that our people are critical to the success of our business and we are committed to providing a caring work environment that enables professional and personal growth. You'll have plenty of opportunity to learn and progress your career at Orion. We actively encourage people to continue with their training and we have a wide range of roles. You won't have to sacrifice your personal and family life to get ahead here - we firmly believe in a balanced approach to work.

We're a diverse team of committed and talented people with a high calibre of qualifications, experience and skills. This is a workplace where we seek to continuously improve and look for new and smarter ways of doing things.

Working at Orion means you can

Be in control of your growth and development

  • Access to career development and coaching with Zest People.
  • Variety of learning and development options includingleadership development and coaching.
  • Support to attend professional conferences.
  • Mentoring, coaching and industry connections through Te Whāriki and LUMO364 collaboration platforms.​

Enjoy time off for you and your family

  • Access to our holiday house in Hanmer — a premium South Island tourist destination.
  • Access to Electric Vehicles from our vehicle pool to use on weekends.
  • Additional annual leave after 5 years and options of unpaid leave and purchased leave.

Work in the way that suits you and other Orion benefits

  • We support you in choosing how you work, when you work and where you work, to be able to balance your work  commitments with your family and lifestyle.
  • Orion branded soft shell jacket for those chilly Canterbury days.
  • Working from home equipment.
  • Shared EV charging available at Wairakei Road (normal charging etiquette applies).
  • Banking package discounts.   

Keep healthy, fit and well

  • Wellbeing subsidy — up to $350 per year towards health expenses.
  • On-site flu vaccinations.
  • Access to Occupational Health nurse.
  • 20% CCC leisure centre discounts (pool, gym, or a combination of both).
  • Subscription to Tracksuit Inc — health and wellbeing application and resource with various wellbeing discounts
  • available.
  • My Days — 3 days to support wellbeing.
  • Access to e-bikes.
  • Ergonomic workstations.
  • Southern Cross insurance discount.

Feel safe and supported

  • Supportive parental leave provisions.
  • Access to Employee Counselling Programme.
  • Diversity connect groups and Diversity and Inclusion Council.
  • Gender tick accreditation.
  • Māori language and cultural development.
  • Relocation support for new starters.
Please note - staff benefits subject to change.