Senior Engineer / Team Leader

Job title : Senior Engineer / Team Leader
Location : Taupo
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Juanel van Jaarsveld
Job reference : JV72083

RobLawMax has exclusively partnered with Contact Energy in the recruitment of this newly created critical role at their Wairakei branch.

As the Senior Engineer / Team Leader reporting directly into the Capability Lead, you will be required to provide technical leadership & management to the Geothermal Engineering team and across the wider business as well as implementing improvements in technology & processes. This means that you will be highly skilled within the discipline as you will be Contact's Subject Matter Expert across the business which includes taking ownership of the relevant company standards/ procedures , training and ensuring best standards are met.

Other Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the mechanical engineering activities across Contact's Geothermal fleet

  • Act as the Section Lead for the engineering team by supporting, leading & mentoring the Engineers

  • Execute projects which includes the provision of technical advice, risk assessment to outage and other major projects

  • Manage the Geothermal Fleet system and configuration and status

Benefits of the role:

  • As this is a new role, you have the opportunity to 'make this role your own' and set standards within the company

  • Health care with Southern Cross

  • Energy discounts

  • Training and development

  • Career development

  • Flexibility, good work life balance

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Degree in Engineering ideally with CPEng, INt PE with Engineering / Management

  • At least 10 years experience within Power or Heavy industry

  • Extensive experience in geothermal Engineering and systems

  • Project & Contract management experience

  • Able to communicate technical advise to people on various levels

  • Posses the ability to influence, lead and manage people

  • Highly skilled in implementing processes across the business

This is a truly great opportunity to make your mark and make a difference to help New Zealanders to live more comfortably.

To hear more about this role, please contact Juanel on 04 471 6985, apply online or email your CV to, quoting Ref: JV72083