Senior Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Waikato

We are seeking an experienced Senior E&I Engineer with 10+ years’ experience and proven skills. A competitive total remuneration will be offered to the successful candidate.

Mainstream Engineering (MEL) is an established industrial engineering consultancy with offices in Kawerau, Hamilton and Nelson, New Zealand. We are also supported by personnel in Auckland, Waikato, Tauranga, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Our engineering team has been providing solutions to industry since 2004 and our reputation for excellent service delivery grows. Our experienced team of professional engineers, project managers, designers, and construction supervisors annually deliver practical, compliant, and cost-effective professional service. Being mobile and responsive, MEL staff work collaboratively with our clients, applying both technical expertise and practical experience to provide quality engineering and project delivery support.

Our experienced Electrical, Instrumentation & Control (EI&C) team are professionally qualified EI&C engineers or tertiary qualified with an industrial trade background. We are looking for a self-performing ‘superstar,’ who is comfortable on site or in an office, client facing and can deliver study and design outcomes and safely deliver maintainable, fit for purpose solutions on time and within budget for both our internal and external clients. We are seeking an experienced Senior Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer who takes pride in exceeding customer expectations.

This position will be located within the Waikato region to support an expanding team in our Hamilton office. While this role will be remote to our head office in Kawerau, Eastern Bay of Plenty, frequent collaboration days and site visits will be required, as necessary.

Flexible working arrangements can be discussed.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

If you are selected to progress into our interview process, we will be in contact with you via e-mail.

Key skills and attributes for this role include:

  • Proven conceptual understanding of what is required to meet clients’ needs
  • Experience in an engineering consultancy environment
  • Experience in full project lifecycle delivery
  • A relevant tertiary qualification or relevant trade background + a tertiary qualification (Level 6 Diploma)
  • Is intimately familiar with and can apply the NZ electrical regulations (AS/NZS 3000)
  • Is familiar with Machine safety & Functional Safety (and ideally, FSEng certified)
  • Is familiar with Capital Cost estimating
  • Previous industrial electrical project experience
  • Be a focussed team player, with a passion for getting it right the first time
  • Experienced in guiding and supporting a team of engineers and designers
  • Innovative thinking, taking a concept to the design and then to the drawing stage
  • Methodical, organised and committed to ensuring designs meet professional standards
  • Competent with Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 10+ years (post-grad/post-apprenticeship) experience essential


Other rewards….

The Eastern Bay of Plenty is New Zealand’s sunniest lifestyle destination offering water skiing and wakeboarding on lakes or harbours, deep sea or trout fishing, golf, surfing, beaches, and some of the best hunting around. It also has a vibrant cafe, restaurant and pub scene and is home to some of NZ’s best tourist attractions.