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Title:  Project Engineer - Shunts Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch

Date:  05-May-2022

Auckland, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 1010

Business unit:  Rail Operations
Position status:  Permanent
Employment type:  Full Time
Level of experience:  Experienced


  • Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch
  • Bring your problems solving skills
  • Great team environment


Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have


The Rolling Stock Asset Services (RSAS) group has overall responsibility and ownership for managing KiwiRail’s rolling stock assets, including mainline and shunt locomotives, freight and specialist wagons, containers, passenger carriages and other rolling stock vehicles and equipment. 


Project Engineer roles are primarily responsible for managing delivery of rolling stock projects, including ownership of scope, budget, variations and day-to-day governance of progress. 


He aha nga pukengae rapu ana tatou: What skills are we looking for


  • Level 5 ME or NZDE and/or Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Mechatronics) or a related discipline. 
  • 5+ years’ experience in complex project delivery, engineering, or maintenance roles in a heavy industrial environment. 
  • Extensive demonstrated knowledge of best practice project management systems and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse, interpret and present complex data in a way that is clear and easy to understand. 
  • Knowledge of relevant asset management methodologies, engineering specifications, standards and sound engineering practises.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including an ability to interact effectively with shop floor personnel. 


Your Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Access to discounted travel, health insurance & holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust
  • Career progression opportunities and long-term employment.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Fully paid training including Apprenticeships, Leadership, Technical, Rail Operating Licences
  • Study Grants for employees and Scholarships for children of employees.
  • KiwiRail Networking Groups
  • Retail and Service discounts



About KiwiRail:


KiwiRail is New Zealand's national railway, employing around 4,200 talented people in a wide range of business functions.  Our teams are responsible for maintaining 4,000 kilometres of rail corridor, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, overhead wires, signals, and level crossings. Our team is like a family; we love what we do, and we thrive in this busy and upbeat environment.


KiwiRail is committed to an inclusive, flexible, and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected, and have equal opportunity to succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, personalities, ethnicities, abilities, and cultures.


If you are ready to make a difference within a progressive organisation that encourages forward thinking and recognises success, then we would like to hear from you.


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