Lead Mechanical Engineer

Job Title: Lead Mechanical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New Plymouth, New Zealand
Salary: NZD150000 - NZD170000 per annum
Start Date: 2018-11-12
Reference: BH-89682
Contact Name: Wayne McDonald
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 14, 2018 03:43

Job Description

Our client, one of the leading Oil & Gas Operators in NZ is seeking a Lead Mechanical Engineer for their New Plymouth based operation.
This role will be the Mechanical Technical Authority and you will be viewed as this organisation’s Mechanical Engineering GURU! You will be responsible for providing mechanical engineering technical advice and professional discipline oversight across operations, maintenance, reliability, integrity and projects.
With this in mind, you will have a minimum of 10 years mechanical engineering experience in an operational environment within the Oil and Gas industry. Recent upstream experience is highly preferred!
This organisation is focused on being agile, adaptable and creating value through making the right decisions and as such, you will need to be comfortable with not having to rely heavily on processes and systems, you will be decisive and also have the confidence and credibility to influence through sounds technical reasoning. This role will suit someone who wants to get things done and is tired of being restrained and frustrated by working for an overly corporate, beauracratic and process driven company.
Suitable applicants must have:
  • Mechanical Engineering Degree
  • Chartered Engineer status or able to be chartered
  • Capable of performing Technical Authority responsibilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively across the organisation
This role is based in New Plymouth which is the oil and gas capital of New Zealand. New Plymouth has recently been voted as the 2nd best place to travel in 2018, it is a hidden gem and a real lifestyle location.
If you’re tired of working on rosters and not seeing you family, this is the perfect opportunity to gain a staff position with a progressive organisation and see your family every evening!
High level opportunities like this in a lifestyle location don’t come around too often, so apply now or for more information call Wayne McDonald on +64 21 220 8992 or email