Senior Asset Engineer

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 Engineering Innovation Manager. 

About the Role

As a Senior Asset Engineer, you will conduct high quality technical investigations, providing reports and recommendations to improve machine reliability and maintenance efficiency. Taking an asset management view in line with ship through life management plans, you will provide specialist advice to support root cause analysis and identify and assess asset risks.

This includes:

  • Providing expert guidance on operation of marine systems and machinery, to engineers and technical staff
  • Ensuring the impacts and implications of Through Life Management of the military asset are highlighted and mitigated
  • Identifying and implementing maintenance optimisation opportunities and applying continuous improvement to system inspections, efficiency and optimisation.

About You

We are looking for an experienced engineer who can apply practical experience to improve system reliability and reduce maintenance cost. You’ll need a background in condition based maintenance and reliability engineering, and ideally you will have knowledge of Naval operations, marine engineering principles and regulatory frameworks.

What we’re looking for:

  • Trade qualification, engineering diploma/degree, or equivalent
  • Subject Matter Expertise in Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic engineering
  • Demonstrated success in driving change and cultivating a culture of reliability improvement
  • Strong verbal and written communication, analytical ability and experience producing high quality reports and clear recommendations without ambiguity
  • 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.

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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Job no: JZDF02689

Location: Auckland - NZ

Closing Date: Sunday, 24 January 2021