Mechanical Engineer

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Hamilton

Turn ideas into practical solutions – we are seeking a versatile Mechanical Engineer with 4+ years’ experience in a similar NZ based role. Competitive total remuneration will be offered to the successful candidate.

About the Company:
Mainstream Engineering (MEL) is an established multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with offices in Kawerau, Hamilton, Nelson, and Christchurch.

Our engineering team has been providing solutions to industry since 2004 and our reputation for excellent service delivery continues to grow. Our experienced team of professional engineers, project managers, designers, and construction supervisors deliver practical, compliant, and cost-effective professional services to a variety of industries throughout New Zealand. 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.

About the Role:

This hybrid Project/Mechanical Engineer role will allow an engineering “all-rounder” to thrive.

Based at our central Hamilton office, you will split your time between the office and various client’s sites, overseeing engineering activities ranging from feasibility to implementation on-site.

Working alongside other engineers of various disciplines, no two days will be the same as you drive multiple industrial projects from early stages through to completion, all while spending time “on the tools” with the design and analysis required for the engineering phases of these projects.

About You:

  • 4+ years’ experience in similar role/s.
  • You will have a Washington Accord (or equivalent) qualification in Mechanical Engineering
  • Registration or ambition to become a Chartered Professional Engineer in New Zealand would be a bonus.
  • Mechanical design and analysis capabilities, including but not limited to:
    • CAD (Preferably Solidworks)
    • Engineering calculations
    • Analysis, FEA/CFD (including compiling reports to demonstrate code compliance)
  • Project engineering capabilities, including but not limited to:
    • Cost estimating
    • Progress reporting
    • Contractor liaison and management
    • Quality management and inspection
    • Preparation of work scopes and generation of specifications
    • Technical support
  • As a self-starter, your ability to “get things done” will be valuable to our clients, and along with your engineering experience, you will be able to solve a range of complex problems.
  • You will have a proven understanding of client engagement, project management, and delivering value as a consultant.
  • Experience in full project lifecycle delivery. (Front end feasibility and cost estimating, through preliminary and detailed design, to construction management and commissioning would be beneficial.


With potential growth and leadership opportunities plus the opportunity to expand your skill set and career, an immediate start is available for the successful candidate.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit, and a NZ Driver’s Licence.