Team Lead - Mechanical

  • Full-time
  • Department: Generation & Trading

Company Description

Ko wai mātou | About us 

Our purpose is to put our energy where it matters, to decarbonise the New Zealand energy sector and promote #changematters.   

We are committed to delivering market leading performance to shareholders and value to our customers. We will add value to the resources that we are stewards of, in turn ensuring the sustainability of our business.  We work closely with iwi, our neighbours, contractors and our local communities to develop projects that deliver wider benefits beyond the obvious. 

To support these aspirations, we are in a state of growth and introducing an exciting, industry first way of structuring our operational teams at our geothermal business unit.  This means reshaping how we work, what we work on and developing our people to be curious and empower them to make decisions in a high trust environment. In other word/s kaitiakitanga.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity 

You’ll provide engineering excellence that ensures safe and optimum performance of our assets, while providing a pivotal connection between the Asset, Operations and Engineering Teams. You will champion asset safety, reliability and potential performance improvements are realised through effective engineering advice and support. 
The sort of things you’ll get involved in include: 

  • Providing sound, appropriate engineering advice to support engineering functions within the Geothermal Generation group
  • Responsible for delivering a wide range of projects to enhance our current and future generation portfolio   
  • Being a focal point for engineering activities within the Geothermal Generation group and ensuring ongoing development and implementation of the long-term asset management plan initiatives
  • Troubleshooting, understanding plant performance and support solutions that maintain optimum performance and reliability in the long-term
  • Provide support to the investigation of plant issues, events and defects including root cause analysis to establish most probable causes and recommendations to avoid reoccurrence
  • Provide sound engineering expertise supporting the long-term view of current and new potential generation opportunities


Ko wai koe | About you 

There’s no doubting that you’re a technical expert, but you’ve also got the ability to engage people and communicate in a way that ensures you’ve got the attention of who you need to. Like any opportunity, there are some key attributes that we would like to add to our bench strength.  
You’ll be able to show us that you have: 

  • 10+ years in the heavy industrial sector 
  • Power plant operation and maintenance experience 
  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of all aspects of modern mechanical, instrumentation, control or electrical system technology particularly in relation to power plant systems 
  • An excellent knowledge of condition monitoring principals and NDT inspection methods 
  • Demonstrable contract and project management experience  
  • Understanding of electricity generation and the national grid  
  • Sound understanding of engineering design principals 
  • Sound knowledge of heavy rotating equipment principals and pressure equipment management  
  • Relevant Degree in Engineering, National Diploma/NZCE, or equivalent  
  • Appropriate professional registration and accreditation would be desirable 

Additional Information

How to get involved?  

At Contact we are extremely fortunate to actively promote a new ways of working programme, essentially this means that the life/work balance actively present and working remotely is the norm.

If working for a progressive company is for you, apply now. Thanks and looking forward to the korero.  

Contact Energy is committed to being an inclusive employer. We want people to be themselves, after all, they can't be anyone else!

Please note, only candidates with the right to live and work in New Zealand will be considered for this role. 

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