Power systems engineers are generally specialised electrical engineers who design substations, switchyards and surge protection schemes to ensure a continuous supply of electricity to homes and businesses around New Zealand.
The demand for power systems engineers is strong as power companies build more high-voltage substations to deliver electricity to growing populations, and improve the resilience of the distribution network and the time taken to restore power after faults.
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