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Graduate Engineer - Electric Vehicle Programme

Electrical / Electronics

Waste Management NZ Ltd

New Zealand

Graduate, up to 2 years experience


Graduate Engineer - Electric Vehicle Programme

Permanent Full Time

Waste Management NZ Limited is New Zealand's leading resource recovery, recycling and waste management provider. We’re committed to safeguarding our beautiful environment through sustainable management of our valuable resources.  Put simply, sustainability is what we do.

We recently announced our move to electric trucks as part of our commitment to sustainability: https://youtu.be/UZh-uEkrVag

We are currently seeking a Graduate Project Electrical / Mechatronic Engineer to join our Fleet team.  The successful candidate will participate in the Company Graduate Programme, designed to accelerate their learning and gain a good understanding of the business.

As the Graduate Project Engineer within the Waste Management NZ Ltd (WM) Fleet team, you will be heavily involved in the performance monitoring, design, build and ongoing development of new electric trucks within our Electric Vehicle programme ensuring WM develops and maintains a measureable competitive edge in respect of its collection vehicles and related plant and equipment. 

The position will initially be based in Mt Wellington Auckland with an expectation that it will be relocated to Christchurch within the first year to assist in rolling out the programme across NZ.

Some of your key responsibilities include developing and undertaking monitoring programmes, utilizing this knowledge, in close consultation with the Technical Manager – Fleet and Senior Project Engineers to formulate proposed technology, design and operational initiatives,  obtaining quotations and pricing for equipment and components and developing cost models, developing conceptual designs and carrying these through to detailed constructional plans and assisting in the build of specific vehicles.

To be successful in this role you ideally have the following attributes:

  • A New Zealand recognized Tertiary qualification/s (BE or equivalent is preferable) in Electrical or Mechatronic Engineering or similar.

  • A strong focus on Health and Safety

  • Working knowledge of electrical systems.

  • Ability to work unsupervised.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Skilled in Autocad and Solidworks

  • Skilled with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, MS Project and Outlook

  • Excellent English communication skills, analytical and liaison skills.

If you feel you meet the above criteria we look forward to hearing from you.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand to be considered for this position.

Waste Management is an EEO employer and promotes drug and alcohol free workplaces.

Location: Mt Wellington

Closing Date: Friday, January 13, 2017

Jitesh Singh


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