Drilling & Projects Engineer - Tauhara Project
Wairakei, Taupo
5d ago

Drilling and Projects Engineer

Ko wai mātou About us

Our purpose is to put our energy where it matters, to decarbonise the New Zealand energy sector and promote #changematters.

We are committed to delivering market leading performance to shareholders and value to our customers. We will add value to the resources that we are stewards of in turn ensuring the sustainability of our business.

We work closely with iwi, our neighbours, contractors and our local communities to develop projects that deliver wider benefits beyond the obvious.

To support these aspirations, we are excited to be one of few energy companies in the world embarking on a new geothermal project.

Tauhara Geothermal Station will be a 150 MW geothermal plant, New Zealand’s most significant renewable investment. This is only the first part of a broader pipeline of geothermal projects which include ensuring ongoing generation from the Wairakei Geothermal Field and further investments on the Tauhara field, so we are not short of market leading renewable projects for you to get involved in.

Te Whiwhinga mahi The opportunity

As the Drilling and Projects Engineer for Tauhara you’ll be working on our fleet of existing geothermal wells or assisting the drilling of new ones in our pipeline of geothermal growth opportunities.

  • As Drilling and Projects Engineer you will;
  • Develop business proposals for drilling, cleaning out, modifying and abandoning geothermal production, monitoring and re-injection wells.
  • Complete detailed and well-thought-out job designs and work programmes for drilling, workover, and abandonment operations.
  • Prepare technical specifications for drilling services, equipment and materials.
  • Conduct technical reviews and summary reporting of well drilling and intervention operations.
  • Prepare cost estimates for well construction and interventions, and report on operational progress.
  • Collate and provide timely and concise well-related review and recommendations to other functionary groups within Contact Energy.
  • Liaise and work closely with other groups, e.g. reservoir engineering, project execution and steamfield operations to ensure all work campaign are executed in accordance with the wider business needs.
  • Keep up to date with and comply with environmental, drilling and safety regulations, particularly working within the requirements of the New Zealand Code of Practice for Deep Geothermal Wells NZS2403 : 2015.
  • 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 all roles across the programme.

  • You’ll be a supportive part of a team that takes true pride in delivery. Self-starting, highly motivated and outcome driven - you’ll ensure quality delivery, on time, to budget and with an eye on the overall life of the plant.
  • 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.
  • Keeping people in the loop is your mode of operation be that in a meeting, with a coffee or cheese scone, or a general site chat.

    Any avenue of communication will be your forte.

  • 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, respectful of those around you and the contribution they make in their own capacity.

  • You’ll recognise that the project will leave a lasting legacy for Contact, the community and for New Zealand. You’ll maintain a view on the bigger picture and work within your sphere to deliver wider benefits where available.
  • Like any opportunity, there are some key attributes that we would like to add to our bench strength. You will have plenty of examples where you have been involved in :

  • Applicable engineering degree aligned to well drilling
  • History of innovative problem solving based on engineering principles
  • Experience in the field of well drilling, design, application, programme development and initiation
  • Experience in Geothermal well drilling design
  • Experience in drilling operation management
  • Experience in well intervention programmes, including well workovers, cleanouts, valve changes and abandonments.
  • Experience in engagement of Contractors to complete a well drilling programme
  • Knowledge of reservoir engineering analysis and management
  • Experience in preparing written reports, work scope specifications, tender and contract documents.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language
  • Proven computer skills including skills in the use of the Microsoft suite of products.
  • Curiosity and comfort in working in the grey’, relying on best data and engineering principles to guide you.
  • Willingness to canvas diversity of thought.
  • 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
  • If you have read this far, you don't need us to tell you this kind of opportunity won't stay in the market for long - hit the apply now button!

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