Senior Electrical Engineer (project Based; 2 Years Contract), Auckland

Last update 2024-05-26
Expires 2024-06-26
ID #2126306282
164,172 NZ$
Senior Electrical Engineer (project Based; 2 Years Contract), Auckland
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Modified April 22, 2024


Job Summary

Functions as a technical specialist or in a lead role. Under general direction, develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to complex engineering problems. May provide technical guidance over a group or supervise engineering staff on projects of low to medium complexity. May be responsible for developing, validating, and presenting specialist/technical output.

The position offers a 24-month contract with a possibility of extension to 30 months and involves working in the office for the first 15 months, followed by field engineering at the project site in the central North Island of New Zealand.

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards:

Provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies

Assists in developing, maintaining and updating engineering standards

Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines

Quality/Continuous Improvement:

Independently applies knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks

May be responsible for ensuring compliance with Black and Veatch quality program

Provides related guidance and direction to others

Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts

Engineering Production:

Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for larger or multiple projects

Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection

Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work

Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles

Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements

Independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis problems and methods

Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments

Is responsible for one or more of the following: leading larger production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for a project

Project Coordination:

Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects

Client Focus:

Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on moderately complex projects and may determine the key clients in some instances

Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on moderately complex projects

May offer other services to the clients

Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:

Serves as a technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in a particular practice area

Typically supports multiple projects on the complex technical challenges

Actively fosters knowledge management and provides mentoring

Develops and applies advanced engineering concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems

People Management - (supervision, career development, training, mentoring):

Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required

May participate in career planning, and learning and development

Resource Management - (budgets, tools, processes, project support):

Implements resource management strategy

Manages engineering resources for small groups of a single discipline


Administrative responsibilities may include office administration

Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively implemented and communicated for workgroup

Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs

May approve timesheets and expense reports

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing.

Minimum of 8 years related work experience.

Familiar with local regulations and practices for electrical design and construction in New Zealand. Understand permits required for geothermal power plant (preferred) or conventional thermal power plants grid interconnection.

Electrical construction and commissioning experience for geothermal power plant (preferred) or conventional thermal power plants in NZ.

Experienced in LV power distribution and HV up to 220k V designs, technical specifications, supplier’s evaluations, and EPC project executions for geothermal power or conventional power generation projects.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 24 months

Pay: $100,896.79 – $164,171.89 per year


Health insurance

Life insurance

Relocation assistance

Travel reimbursement


10 hour shift

8 hour shift

Shift work

Supplemental pay types:

Overtime pay

Application Question(s):

Do you have experience in engineering design and commissioning for geothermal power plant or conventional thermal power plants in New Zealand? If so, could you please provide more details about your experience?

Are you familiar with local regulations and practices for electrical design and construction in New Zealand, especially for geothermal power plant or conventional thermal power plants grid interconnection.

What is your current location?

Expected Start Date: 15/04/2024


Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Senior electrical engineer (project based; 2 years contract)

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