At KiwiRail, we've embarked on an ambitious long-term growth plan to bring rail back to the heart of New Zealand, as a world-class mover of freight and people. To take us on this journey we rely on our talented team - and that's where you come in!
KiwiRail is seeking a Field Asset Engineer to join our Network Services team located in Tauranga.
In this role, you will provide support to the Asset Engineer for prioritising the work bank in the Bay of Plenty to reflect the level of service required for the allocated section of track. You will draw on your deadline orientation and prioritisation skills to effectively manage target start dates, finish dates and budget estimations. You will be the primary interface with third parties to ensure that constructive working relationships are developed and maintained, including offering expert technical advice when called upon to achieve best practice, and adherence to code requirements.
This position is a great opportunity to demonstrate your strong problem solving ability, whilst maintaining a strong commitment to drive activity towards achieving performance to plan and productivity targets.
To be successful in this role, you will hold a Tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering, and demonstrate experience working in operations within a transport corridor, infrastructure or service organisations. Experience with asset management systems is a pre-requisite, along with knowledge of best practice asset management principles, including the codes, standards and their application to work practices. It goes without saying that you will also possess excellent communication skills and be computer literate - knowledge of Maximo is a definite advantage. We would also consider applications from candidates who are starting out their engineering careers demonstrating a couple of years' relevant work experience after graduation.
Our Network Services team is responsible for maintaining 4,000 kilometres of rail corridor, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, overhead wires, signals and level crossings. KiwiRail's network is vast and complex, representing the challenging geographic features within the natural New Zealand landscape - we need experts with specialist skills to keep us in front.