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Title:  Traction Field Engineer - Auckland Metro

Date:  14-Sep-2021

Otahuhu, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 1062

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



  • Penrose Based
  • Great team environment
  • Plenty work to keep you busy


We have a rare opportunity for a Traction Field Engineer to join our Network Services team in Auckland.


Your Role:

You will provide asset management, engineering, and technical support for the traction systems (overhead, substations, and bonding) within Kiwirail and also manage assigned key traction projects across the Auckland Network.


Reporting to the Traction Manager - Auckland Metro you will be responsible for quality assurance checks to ensure that work is completed accurately. You will also work with the team to ensure the programme of work is seamless and concise whilst looking towards improvement in processes and planning. 


Whilst the role is 70% office, 30% field work, you will be required to work one weekend and two to three nights shifts per month.


Your Skills:

You will be the kind of person who appreciates the value of working as part of a team and takes action to ensure the teams’ success.  You are a self-starter, able to work unsupervised and make sound and timely decisions understanding the wider organization, recognizing the impact and implications of decisions made. You will also have a good understanding of occupational health and safety and risk management requirements.


This along with the following will see you flourish in this role:

  • Tertiary electrical engineering qualification (electrical registration advantageous) with at least three years OLE and traction system experience in maintenance, construction, or engineering design/management. 
  • Excellent fault finder and problems solver who enjoys seeing things to conclusion
  • Experience in effectively planning and managing work for self and others
  • Solid understanding and experience of SCADA system setup with solid computer literacy skills and knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Excellent communicator, face-to-face, on the telephone, over the radio and in writing


Your Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration with weekend work allowance
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Access to discounted travel, health insurance & holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust


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.


Applications close:  3 October 2021


Position Description:  Traction Field Engineer - Auckland Metro

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