Senior Design Engineer

Mō mātou- About Connetics

Connetics is a multi-disciplined, multi-regional electrical design, construction, and maintenance business. We maintain and develop electrical infrastructure assets for energy customers throughout Aotearoa.

We offer a true design, supply, build, operate, and maintain delivery model having all services located at our main depot in Ōtautahi Christchurch. This connection means that the designer can get to site to see their designs being constructed and subsequently helps to develop more well-rounded engineers. 

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi- About the role

Our team delivering Substation & Green Grid designs continues to grow and we are looking for a talented Primary Senior Design Engineer to join the team to allow us to meet the continuing opportunities. Our opportunities cover a wide range such as:

  • Outdoor 33-220kV Switchyards
  • Indoor 11-66kV Switchgear
  • Control/Switchrooms – typically tilt slab or containerised
  • Rooftop & Field Solar Arrays
  • Outdoor freestanding 0.4-11kV kiosks, RMUs & transformers
  • Augmented & Virtual visualisation of designs

Connetics does not limit an Engineer to a particular area, but encourages collaboration across the company, and hence the successful candidate will be keen to be involved in reimagining our processes right across the business, from design all the way through to construction.

Knowledge in the use of AutoCAD & Inventor are preferable but not required as Connetics has specialised CAD technicians that can produce designs in collaboration with the Engineer as required.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako-Skills /Experience

  • Relevant professional qualification or professional level membership (e.g., IPENZ, CpENG, ME, REA, MIENZ)
  • Diploma or NZCE Electrical (or equivalent)
  • Extensive experience as a design engineer with specialised knowledge in substation and protection
  • Experience in Safety in Design
  • Sound knowledge of SEL, Micom and other relay brands
  • Computer and technology literate, advance user of Microsoft Office Suite, CAD
  • Extensive experience in project management and contract negotiation, including tenders, quotations and compliance

What we offer

At Connetics we understand that when your work environment fits your values and lifestyle, it’s a better place to be. We offer flexibility and a range of employee benefits to ensure everything is in balance. We trust you to get the job done, and we respect the diversity and uniqueness of our people.

  • A collaborative working environment that embraces diversity and inclusion
  • A supportive team that will always have your back
  • Ongoing access to worksites to build your practical knowledge and experience
  • Modern office environment with onsite parking
  • Wellness initiatives - including flu vaccinations, discounted medical insurance & annual skin checks
  • Social club with access to company Hanmer holiday home
  • Long service leave
  • Work life balance - flexible working
  • Opportunities to work across or connect with CCHL organisations

Pre-Employment Tests | Medical & Ministry of Justice

Connetics require all successful applicants to complete a pre-employment Ministry of Justice check, a Pre-Employment medial test which includes a Drug & Alcohol test.

If this role sounds like you apply today!

Applications close: 7th October 2022


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Permanent Full Time

Job no: INAM27720

Location: Canterbury Region

Closing Date: Friday, 7 October 2022