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Title:  Engineering Team Leader Civil - Wellington

Date:  02-May-2021

Wellington, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 6011

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

KiwiRail is your national rail business. We're one of New Zealand's most significant freight movers, we need experts with specialised skills to keep us in front. And that's where you come in!


Your Role:


This position will report to the Engineering Sector Manager and will support this Manager in leading a skilled team of engineering professionals with a focus on continuous improvement, regarding customer satisfaction, performance, quality, productivity, cost reduction sustainability and overall staff development.


Primary responsibilities include:


  • Provide leadership for the Engineering Civil team
  • Ensure efficient resource allocation to meet customer demands
  • Support the attraction and retention of engineering personnel aligned with best practice workforce planning
  • Responsible for professional development of the Civil Engineering team to ensure they meet the needs of internal and external customers
  • Engineering technical tasks in line with our core functions
  • Support and drive the development of Engineering to a collaborative culture of commercial intelligence, customer-focus, and accountability


Your Skills:


You'll be a degree qualified Engineer, with a strong understanding of engineering fundamentals, experience in developing work plans to achieve output targets and have previous leadership experience. Experience working within the rail industry is highly desirable but people from an infrastructure background would also be suitable. You'll be a strong relationship builder with the ability to foster and mentor a team of engineers, confident in resolving issues while working collaboratively across the Engineering team and wider KiwiRail business.

Your Benefits:


  • Leadership position where you will be able to implement positive change
  • Great opportunity to make an impact within a progressive organisation
  • Continued mentoring and support
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Heavily discounted travel and holiday homes as part of the NZR Trust


If you are ready to drive operational planning excellence across the business and make a difference in encouraging forward thinking whilst recognising success, then we would like to hear from you!


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