Senior Mechanical Engineer

BE Mechanical Engineering

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Bay of Plenty

Turn ideas into practical solutions – we are seeking an experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer with 7+ years’ experience in a similar NZ based role. Competitive total remuneration will be offered to the successful candidate.

Mainstream Engineering (MEL) is an established 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 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.

To assist with an abundance of mechanical engineering work we are seeking an experienced, innovative Senior Mechanical Engineer to be based from our Eastern Bay of Plenty office, in Kawerau.

For more information, please visit our website:

Key requirements for this role include:

  • A Washington Accord (or equivalent) qualification in Mechanical Engineering
  • Registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer in New Zealand
  • Senior level mechanical engineering experience with experience in Pulp and Paper, Food and Beverage and/or other heavy industry experience.
  • Technically competent in pressure equipment and/or piping design and analysis.
  • Ideally will be experienced with FEA and/or CFD.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience.
  • Proven conceptual understanding of what is required to meet clients needs.
  • A willingness to guide and mentor staff towards achieving quality and practical solutions.
  • Experience in full project lifecycle delivery.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office products.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 7+ years’ experience in similar roles.


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. Please apply below.

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