Project Engineer (Development)
Contact Energy
Taupō, Waikato, New Zealand
5d ago

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi The opportunity

Building a new power station is not for the faint hearted, we are looking for an experienced Project Engineer to support the development of our new build.

You will have the opportunity to support with the consenting, conceptual and front end design, project contracting and setup of new power station developments as we progress to investment decisions and thereafter into construction.

It's a unique opportunity to be exposed to the forefront of energy and decarbonisation strategy whilst working on real world projects.

Beyond this you will have plenty of scope to keep your days busy and your mind active. We envisage this role eventually moving into the involvement of the construction execution as each project progress.

This role is not for the faint hearted and we are looking for a particular set of skills, including the ability to :

Oversee and undertake project activities from conceptual design management, detailed design oversight, procurement, contract management and implementing project controls new geothermal power stations.

Actively lead along with the wider project team and contractors to achieve industry best practice safety outcomes across the project.

Be aware of opportunities to create value and identified project risks, to support the mitigation and / or management of these risks.

Support the Project Manager in the management of consultants and contractors to plan our our developments and as the projects move into the execution phase, complete the design, tendering, construction and commissioning of these projects.

Liaise with associated parties to ensure all works meet Contact’s requirements, integrate with other project works and meet all contractual delivery dates.

Ko wai koe About you

You will be a natural influencer. You will be famous for your communication style and ability to take people on a journey even if it gets rocky from time to time.

We have made a conscious decision to align our project principles with a universal approach to this role all roles across the project pipeline.

You’ll be a part of a team that takes true pride in delivery. Self-starting, highly motivated and outcome driven

You’ll be an effective communicator - with high pressure projects, communication is everything. You’ll be calm, concise, connect the dots and provide context always.

You’ll understand that projects are more than just an individual, they require a village of committed and skilled people.

You’ll be a team player , always willing to lend a hand, quick with praise, considerate with feedback and respectful of those around you.

You’ll recognise that our projects will leave a lasting legacy for Contact, the community and for New Zealand.

Finally, we are after like-minded individuals to join our Tauhara team who will buy into our team principles :

We are a cohesive team - authentic, collaborative and inclusive

We take pride in our work and want to enjoy the project journey

We will create enduring value for Contact and New Zealand


Tā mātou e kimi nei? What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone that has a Bachelor of Engineering or similar, and ideally with geothermal experience to ensure you can hit the ground running and have a specific appreciation for some of the nuances in this particular area.

Additional Information

Tono mai - How to Apply

If you think you have what it takes, want to work for a company that is making NZ a better place - then hit the 'apply now' button below.

At Contact we are extremely fortunate to actively promote new ways of working, essentially this means that the life / work balance is real and working remotely is the norm for most of our people.

If working for a progressive company is for you, apply now. Thanks and looking forward to the korero.

Contact Energy is committed to being an inclusive employer. We want people to be themselves, after all, they can't be anyone else!

Please note, only candidates with the right to live and work in New Zealand will be considered for this role.

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