Electrical Engineer

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 12 Mar 2023

  • Operational Support
  • University Services
  • Palmerston North

Professional Grade 6 62568 - 88952
University Services
Term length: ongoing
Hours of work: full-time

Position Overview

The Operational Support team provides in-house professional engineering services and support for the Estate team for all three of Massey University’s campuses (Albany, Manawatū and Wellington) including for Mechanical, Resource consents, Utilities, Energy Management, Sustainability, Electrical, and Control systems. The Estates team supports teaching and research outcomes by ensuring the Campus facilities and services meet the needs of the University community and are responsible for Campus services; Commercial services; Information, systems, & space; Operational support; Projects; and Sustainability, policy & communications.

Ideally you can strategically plan and manage the direction of how the University's high-voltage and low-voltage electrical infrastructure, assets and network are designed, managed, maintained and developed, and have the ability to investigate, troubleshoot and provide professional technical support for electrical issues for the Estate team when required. You will have broad management and project management experience that includes Building services, Sustainability, Energy Management, Energy metering systems, and Electrical safety. Supporting Capital Projects including providing them with briefing specifications for standardised electrical components and systems, providing peer review of consultant designs, maintaining project oversight, and oversee the transition when new engineering services and plant are handed over to campus services from capital projects is essential.  You will be comfortable in planning, design, development, and management of electrical infrastructure upgrades/new projects in your area of expertise, as well as identify future projects that may be undertaken by the Capital Project team as part of your preparation of a 5-year plan.

As the successful candidate you will be a strong communicator, and an inclusive team member who values sharing knowledge and helping others develop. You will have the ability to communicate and build positive and effective working relationships at multiple organisational levels with internal staff and external stakeholders. Your technical background and experience will enable you to make things happen that continuously improve the way the electrical infrastructure utilities are developed and managed. You will contribute to our objective of a single integrated University with lots of opportunities to influence significant change and develop consistent standards.

This is an exciting time to join us as the University’s campuses transition from largely fossil fuel-based heating systems to electricity-based heating systems by the year 2030 as well as with the new private solar farm project about to be built to serve the Manawatū campus.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • BEng with industry knowledge/ experience or NZCE with a minimum of 8 years of industry experience
  • IPENZ membership
  • Strong understanding of High voltage and low voltage electrical networks and infrastructure, building services and control systems, metering, general wiring, reticulation of distribution services, and electrical safety.
  • Strong understanding of Asset management, condition assessments, and PPM systems for electrical networks and infrastructure
  • Previous working experience in a large University or University-like environment
In addition to a salary, Massey also offers:
  • Up to 6.75% employer contribution to the UniSaver Superannuation Scheme
  • Five university holidays per year in addition to your annual leave
  • Subsidised Southern Cross Healthcare plan for you and your family
  • Discounted membership to our fully equipped recreation centre and gym facilities
  • Staff purchasing privileges and discounts at many commercial and retail businesses across New Zealand
  • Access to wonderful on-Campus crèche/day-care facilities for dependents of staff on our Manawatū and Auckland campuses
  • Comprehensive professional development and training programme
  • Flexible hours of work, or working part-time remotely.

We embrace diversity, talent, and performance, and provide staff and students with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally, and personally. We are flexible in our approach to working and although this role will be primarily based on the Manawatū campus and may involve some travel to the other campuses from time to time. 

Please note we do reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date if the ideal candidate is identified.

 For a confidential conversation in relation to the role please contact Sean Lynch  - Manager - Engineering s.j.lynch@massey.ac.nz

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