Senior Asset Engineer – Maintenance Optimisation


About the Centre of Engineering 

At Babcock our Centre of Engineering serve as the Design Authority for the Maritime Engineering Support Team (MEST) serving the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).  As the Navy’s strategic maritime partner, we provide complete engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the entire fleet. We also undertake ship conversions, life extensions, retrofits and major repairs in dry-dock or in water for our customers. We are currently in an exciting phase of growth to deliver a portfolio of programmes in both defence and commercial sectors for Aotearoa.

This role reports to the Standard Activity Tiger Team Project Manager. 

About the Role

As a Reliability Centred Maintenance Engineer, you will challenge the traditional approach to equipment maintenance by moving the maintenance regime from a breakdown and repair schedule to a culture of asset management. You will identify what it is that the equipment does (its Functions), and the level of performance required to meet its objectives in its operating context. You will identify how these functions can fail, what the effects and consequences are of these failures.The outcomes of these studies will be utilised to create a fleet wide maintenance strategy in mitigation of the identified failure modes.

This role is for a fixed term until August 2023, for the duration of the project.

About You

We are looking for an experienced engineer who can apply practical experience to improve system reliability and optimise maintenance. You’ll need a background in reliability engineering, and ideally you will have lead (or at least been involved in) MSG or RCM2 processes. To be successful in this role you’ll have experience reviewing planned / scheduled maintenance, and a track record of delivering reliability and performance improvements. 

What we’re looking for:

  • Trade qualification, engineering diploma/degree, or equivalent
  • Experience in Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) or Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM2) methodology
  • Subject Matter Expertise in Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic engineering
  • Demonstrated success in delivering maintenance projects in industry
  • Strong verbal and written communication, analytical ability and experience producing high quality reports and clear recommendations
  • Collaborative team player, able to effectively consult and extract key information from a range of subject matter experts, technical specialists and operators
  • Proficient across MS Office Suite

This role could be ideally suited to someone with a Navy, Marine, Defence, or Aviation background.

What we offer:

  • Drawing on the substantial experience of Babcock International, this is a career defining opportunity for someone who can drive change and influence people. 
  • We offer flexible working and a fascinating naval marine environment to work within, as part of the team who works in partnership with the Navy.
  • Located on the Devonport Naval Base, this is a great opportunity to work in partnership with our customer and see the results of your hard work first-hand.
  • This fixed term role is a great opportunity to build relationships and position yourself well for future permanent vacancies.

About Us

Babcock New Zealand is part of the Babcock International Group, a leading provider of critical engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities. In New Zealand our team of over 300 talented people work closely with our customers and partners to understand them inside out, building deep relationships based on trust to solve complex challenges and deliver value. We do this through our people’s commitment to excellence and our adoption of technology. Our people are critical to our ability to deliver our strategic goals, and our core values are health, safety, the environment, and being inclusive. 

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and be able to satisfy medical, safety and security checks in order to obtain a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance

Please note - applications will be reviewed up until we break for the holidays on 18 December 2020. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed on our return to work in early January 2021.

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Fixed Term Contract

Job no: KMAJ02742

Location: Auckland - NZ

Closing Date: Sunday, 24 January 2021