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Pioneer Energy Group:Engineering Team Leader

Pioneer Energy Group:Engineering Team Leader

Pioneer Energy Group Alexandra (Preferred) or Christchurch

Listed: 22 Jun 2024

Pioneer Energy Renewables is seeking an Engineering Team Leader to manage a dynamic team and oversee a portfolio of projects across our diverse renewable energy asset base.

Are you an experienced engineering professional with a flair for leadership?

Are you passionate about renewable energy and sustainability?

Do you strive for success and continuous improvement?

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week, usually worked Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

The Role

As the Engineering Team Leader, you will lead the development and management of operational projects across our renewable energy assets.

You will be responsible for ensuring project success through excellent project management and a strong engineering background.

Based in Alexandra, Central Otago (preferred), or Christchurch, the Engineering Team Leader will:

  • Lead and Manage: Oversee a team of engineers and project managers, fostering a collaborative and innovative culture.
  • Project Portfolio Management: Oversee project planning, execution, and delivery across hydro stations, wind farms, and boilers, ensuring timelines, budgets, and quality standards are met.
  • Provide Technical Guidance: Solve complex engineering challenges and support your team with strong technical expertise.
  • Engage Stakeholders: Maintain relationships with clients, contractors, regulatory bodies, and community groups, acting as the main point of contact.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement: Implement initiatives to enhance project efficiency, sustainability, and performance, staying updated with industry trends.
  • Ensure Safety and Sustainability: Promote and uphold health, safety, and environmental standards, ensuring compliance with regulations and policies.

About you

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, or related field).
  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience with at least 2 years in a leadership or managerial role.
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent project management and organizational abilities.
  • Commitment to health, safety, and environmental sustainability.

About us

Pioneer Energy Renewables operates and maintains over $400m of renewable energy assets – comprising of hydroelectric power schemes, wind farms, thermal energy schemes and our wood fuel division.

We have people, plant, and assets from Auckland to Bluff, with our head office in Alexandra, Central Otago.

We are majority owned by The Central Lakes Trust who have a long successful history in the energy industry and have distributed more than $100m in grants into a wide range of community projects and services throughout the

Central Lakes area.


Why work for us? 

We offer benchmarked, competitive pay rates, along with opportunities for learning and development.

Our comprehensive employee wellness and benefits program includes (but is not limited to) flu vaccinations, wellness grants, Employee Assistance Programs, flexible working options, health, life, and trauma insurance, and volunteering opportunities.

How to Apply?

If this sounds like the perfect job for you, we want to hear from you!

To be considered for the role you must:

  • Pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test
  • Be eligible to work in New Zealand

All candidates interested in this role must apply directly online through the portal provided, otherwise your application is unable to be considered.

To view the job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our website


We can provide support with relocation for suitable applicants.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 19 July 2024.