Traction Power / Electrical Engineer (Rail)

Reference: VAC-325
Sector(s): Power Supply/Distribution
Salary: Salary negotiable
Country: New Zealand
Town/City: Auckland
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Description

Our client is major player in the Railway sector in New Zealand. They are currently looking to strengthen their design teams following the release of major investments in national rail programmes. The roles are permanent, and we are looking for professionals willing to relocate to New Zealand on a permanent basis or at least for a few years.

The employer will provide relocation assistance. They are accredited as Immigration NZ Employer of Choice, which will facilitate the visa process.



5 weeks annual leave (standard in NZ is 4)Employment stability and good work/life balanceStandard Mon-Fri, 40 hours per weekAccess to discounted health insuranceEmployer of Choice (accredited by Immigration office)Discounted travel on some rail linesAccess to discounted holiday homes across NZ and other medical benefits



The Traction Power Engineer will report to the Engineering Team Leader for Traction, and will be responsible for developing both design and maintenance solutions for railway infrastructure traction and electrical assets.

The primary role responsibilities include:

Produce and peer review design solutions for traction and electrical assets.Support the development of long-term asset management strategies for traction and electrical assets.Support the development of the traction and electrical asset Assurance programme.Provide technical advice for the maintenance and upgrade of traction and electrical assets, including project support.Provide expertise and oversight for Traction SCADA and intelligent relay systemsProduce and review technical documentation, specifications, standards and instructions.Support the training of junior engineers, providing technical guidance and mentoring.


Typical Assets and systems include 25Kv Overhead Lines (OHLE / OLE), (Traction) Sub-stations, HV AC and DC switchgear, power transformers, transformer rectifiers, AC and/or DC system/equipment protection schemes and protection technology, equipment, interlocking and interfaces with SCADA, etc.





Engineering Degree in a relevant discipline (Electrical, Power, Electronics)5+ years’ experience railway electrical / Electrification engineering roles.Railway Traction and Electrification design and maintenance experience (Project/ construction management, asset management).




Contract type: PermanentLocation: Wellington or Auckland