Projects Engineer (Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Feb 2024

Te Tari Pūhanga Pūrere | Department of Mechanical Engineering
Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (permanent) position
  • Generous annual leave provisions and professional development opportunities

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Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

The Projects Engineer (Specializing in Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics) plays a pivotal role in advancing teaching and research, with a primary focus on the fields of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics. This crucial position contributes a foundational knowledge base and specialized expertise, fostering the success of a diverse array of teaching and research endeavors. Ensuring a high level of support, the role emphasizes exceptional mentoring, creating a positive and enriching educational experience for students at UC. While centered on core responsibilities, this role demands a highly motivated individual who consistently demonstrates initiative, continually seeking innovative ways to add value within our dynamic and evolving organization.

Mōu | Who You Are
A successful applicant will have significant (minimum 3 years) experience working on complex and diverse engineering R&D projects in the general field of Mechanical Engineering, including the following:

  • Significant experience (minimum 3 years) working on complex projects that required application of both experimental and computational fluids analysis, either together or separately.
  • Ability to use general workshop tools and specialised laboratory equipment in a safe and proficient manner.
  • Ability to document work to a professional standard, including writing technical engineering reports.
  • Ability to read technical drawings and specifications.
  • An understanding of the engineering research environment and of technical experimental design.
  • Proficient computer user including competence in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet and data acquisition/control (e.g. National Instruments LabView) programmes.
  • A working knowledge of Health and Safety procedures, legislation and obligations to other staff, students and visitors.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
Te Tari Pūhanga Pūrere | Department of Mechanical Engineering remains at the forefront of research and technology and preserve our strong international reputation for high quality teaching. We aim to constantly develop our alumni and industry partnerships, to provide students with the highest level of education, and to expand the scope of our research expertise by attracting and retaining highly-skilled academic and support staff.

For more information about our department and team, please visit us here

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Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Ngā Uara | Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study. For more info on Ngā Uara | Our Values visit us here .

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us:

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The closing date for this position is: 23rd February 2024 (midnight, NZ time)
Please note applications will be reviewed after the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted via our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume.

Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]

You must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.


Job Details
Reference # 18840
Posted on 07 Feb 2024
Closes on 23 Feb 2024 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Education & Training, Engineering
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Continuing (Permanent) full-time
More details (document) Projects Engineer (Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics) PD 2024.pdf
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