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Electro-technical Superintendent

  • Post Date:24th July 2020
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  • Rank ETO/Electrical Officer
    Vessel Type Ferries
Job Description

KiwiRail has committed to modernise the Interislander Cook Strait ferry service with the procurement of two new rail enabled ships that will provide a fit-for-purpose service which is safe, reliable, resilient meeting New Zealand’s transport needs now and into the future. Named the Inter-Island Resilient Connection (iReX) Project, its purpose is to transform Cook Strait assets and operations to provide Great Journeys and secure freight connections for a Better New Zealand.

The new ships will be larger and more technologically advanced than the existing ships to enable KiwiRail to meet current and future customer needs. As such, we are recruiting a first-rate Electro-Technical Superintendent to be the subject matter expert (SME) in for all marine electrical and electronic engineering matters relating to the ships programme.

As a key team member in the ships programme, you will work closely with the shipyards and naval architects to provide input, feedback, review and approval of the ships’ design technical documentations. You will proactively engage with the onboard team to seek out their advice and input during the design phase.

As the programme progresses to build phase, you will also be required to travel and be the on-site representative at the shipyard, therefore you must be comfortable with international travel for prolonged periods of time.

Your Skills:

You’ll have experience either working as a, or managing a team of, Electro-technical Officers (ETO) working on large passenger or ro-pax vessels. Experience and knowledge working with diesel electric propulsion systems is highly advantageous.

As someone who demonstrates a collaborative style of working across a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, your ability to build strong and effective relationships is one of the things that sets you apart from the crowd.

You are not afraid to challenge the norm and think outside the square, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely across all levels.

Your Benefits:

This is a unique once-in-a-lifetime programme of work, and we are looking for a technical all-rounder to join our high-performing team.  In addition, we provide:

  • An attractive salary
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Access to discounted holiday homes and health insurance through the NZ Welfare Trust
  • Heavily discounted journeys for yourself and your family on our Great Journeys services
  • Relocation assistance for domestic and international candidates
  • Central Wellington office location

If you are ready to make a difference within a values-based organisation that encourages forward thinking and recognises success, then we would like to hear from you!

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