Senior Project Engineer

New Zealand

Job Summary: As a Senior Project Engineer, you will be responsible for overseeing the planning, execution, and completion of engineering projects within the organization. You will lead a team of engineers and collaborate with various stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet quality standards. Your expertise will be instrumental in driving innovation, problem-solving, and ensuring the successful implementation of engineering solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Project Planning: Develop comprehensive project plans outlining scope, objectives, timelines, and resource requirements.
  2. Team Leadership: Lead a multidisciplinary team of engineers, providing guidance, mentorship, and support throughout the project lifecycle.
  3. Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to understand project requirements, address concerns, and ensure alignment with organizational goals.
  4. Technical Expertise: Apply advanced engineering principles and techniques to solve complex problems and optimize project outcomes.
  5. Risk Management: Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to minimize project disruptions and ensure smooth execution.
  6. Quality Assurance: Establish quality standards and procedures to ensure deliverables meet regulatory requirements and exceed customer expectations.
  7. Budget Management: Monitor project expenditures, track costs, and implement cost-saving measures to ensure projects remain within budgetary constraints.
  8. Documentation: Prepare technical documentation, reports, and presentations to communicate project status, progress, and outcomes to stakeholders.
  9. Continuous Improvement: Evaluate project performance, identify areas for improvement, and implement best practices to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  10. Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant industry standards, regulations, and safety protocols throughout the project lifecycle.


  1. Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
  2. Proven experience in project management within the engineering industry, with a focus on leading complex projects from conception to completion.
  3. Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams.
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels.
  5. Advanced problem-solving abilities and a demonstrated track record of delivering innovative engineering solutions.
  6. Proficiency in project management software and tools for planning, scheduling, and resource allocation.
  7. Familiarity with relevant industry standards, regulations, and best practices.
  8. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.

This job description serves as a general overview of the responsibilities and qualifications expected of a Senior Project Engineer. Specific requirements may vary depending on the industry, organization, and project scope.