Senior Electrical, Instrumentation & Control Engineer/EI&C Project Engineer,

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Christchurch

We are seeking a Senior EI&C Engineer/EI&C Project Engineer. We offer a great company culture and competitive total remuneration package for the successful candidate. If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you.

MEL 2020 Ltd, trading as Mainstream Engineering is an established industrial engineering consultancy, with offices in Kawerau, Hamilton, Nelson and Christchurch – we are celebrating 20 years this year.

Our national reputation for excellent service delivery continues to grow annually. 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 and practical experience to provide quality engineering and project delivery support.

Our experienced Electrical, Instrumentation & Control team are combination of professionally qualified Engineers and tertiary qualified personnel with an industrial trade background. We are looking for a self-performing ‘superstar,’ who is comfortable working on site or in an office, client facing and can deliver, study and design outcomes and safely deliver maintainable, fit for purpose project solutions on time and within budget for our clients.

To assist with an anticipated growth of projects and new clients in the South Island, we are seeking an experienced, innovative Senior Electrical, Instrumentation & Control Engineer/Project Engineer to be based from our Christchurch office. Flexible working arrangements can be discussed.

Key skills and attributes for this role include:

  • BEng qualified (or equivalent NZQA recognised tertiary qualification)
  • Senior level EI&C and Project Engineering experience with experience in Pulp and Paper, Food and Beverage, Dairy and/or any other heavy industry experience.
  • Proven understanding of what is required to meet clients’ needs.
  • Experience in an engineering consultancy environment.
  • Experience in full project lifecycle delivery.
  • 10+ years project delivery experience
  • Is 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.
  • Is familiar with the FEL project delivery lifecycle.
  • Be a focussed team player, with a passion for getting it right the first time.
  • Methodical and organised and committed to ensuring designs meet professional standards.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office products.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Please be aware that you must have the legal right to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role.