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Title:  Project Engineer

Date:  21-May-2022

Wellington, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 6011

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

We are currently recruiting for a permanent Project Engineer role based in Christchurch.


Please note: this role is based in Christchurch.


Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have

This Track focussed Project Engineer role will work across multiple Capital Projects & Asset Development projects including iReX, Waltham, and Hillside Mechanical Facilities.


As the Project Engineer, you will leverage your Railway background to assist the Track Manager in the delivery of the CPAD programme of works. You will plan and supervise site works, assist in the development of technical requirements, and risk management of projects.


There will be travel required in this role.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning and delivering large construction projects, specifying and establishing project parameters
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders to deliver effective design coordination
  • Providing work direction and leadership to assigned project teams, including scheduling and review of project works
  • Providing subject matter and technical expertise in the delivery or rail systems and related subjects
  • Assisting with programme reporting
  • Assisting to update and monitor risk registers for CPAD programmes
  • Assisting in the development of rail track designs


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

To be successful in this role, you will have proven engineering experience in Rail and the ability to see the big picture, and the ability to work confidently with ambiguity and an ever-changing environment. You will also have extensive experience with project planning, budgeting, risk, and reporting practices.


Importantly, you will bring together a wide variety of stakeholders through your excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.


Mo matou: About us

Your Benefits:


  • Competitive remuneration
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Access to discounted travel, health insurance & holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust


KiwiRail is a purpose-driven State-Owned Enterprise with a commercial mandate. We run our business efficiently and effectively while delivering significant economic benefits through taking trucks off the road, reducing carbon emissions and road maintenance costs, easing congestion in cities and making roads safer. Our purpose 'Stronger Connections, Better New Zealand' speaks to what our people, our customers, our stakeholders and the Government, our shareholder, want for KiwiRail: to be more connected. Connected to our customers and the future needs of their businesses. Connected to the communities we serve and operate in. Connected to each other, for the good of the country. Our purpose speaks to connected people, networks, journeys, experiences, and ways of working that move KiwiRail, the transport sector and New Zealand forward.


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!


KiwiRail has a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination requirement for new employees as part of our health and safety risk management framework. This will require all new employees to be fully vaccinated from their start date and proof of your vaccine pass will be required as part of our pre-employments process.


Applications close: 29th of May

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