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Mechanical Team Leader (Water) / Principal Mechanical Engineer

Stantec Australia

Location: Otago

Job Type: Full time


Mechanical Team Leader (Water) / Principal Mechanical Engineer - ( 23000148 )


Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

About the role:

Opportunities like this do not come up in Dunedin every day. Read on to ensure you don't miss out!

One of our team leaders is venturing North with the Stantec team which has created this new and exciting role.

You will have the opportunity to work on local, regional, national and international projects whilst being given the required support and mentoring to develop your own capabilities whilst working closely with the South Island Water Group Leader to identify new opportunities and grow the business.

The opportunity comprises:

  • Leading an experienced, established, and sizeable Mechanical team working for industrial, dams, hydropower and three water clients.

  • Opportunity to work on significant dam and hydro projects based in New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Ethiopia, and UK and significant pump storage developments in Europe and Australia. New Zealand industrial clients (e.g. Fonterra).

  • Opportunity to work as part of an integrated international dams and hydro team based in Canada, America, UK, Peru, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Opportunity to work on significant programmes/projects, such as Dunedin City Council’s 3 Waters - Treatment Plant programme, Wellington Water, Watercare, Sydney Water and Melbourne Water.

  • Work in a modern office with incredible views across Dunedin.

  • Rediscover a sense of time and the lifestyle that Dunedin offers, including incredible access to the outdoors. ( )

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Lead, support and motivate the Dunedin team in excellent client service gaining “Trusted Advisor” status to Stantec clients.

  • Provide technical and/or project management leadership of projects in your field of expertise.

  • Promote an open, challenging and stimulating work environment that attracts and retains high calibre staff.

  • Contribute to the growth of Stantec’s business as a senior member of the Dunedin Water leadership/operational team. Demonstrate and lead company direction, culture and values. Invest in your own professional and technical development.

  • Identify and understand market trends, pursue opportunities and win revenue generating work.

  • Grow backlog in accordance with the Water Growth Strategy to achieve agreed revenue, profit and utilisation targets.

To be successful for this role you'll need:

You’ll have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering (or equivalent), ideally Chartered a Professional Engineer, with 10 years’ relevant experience.

As well as your technical ability, you’ll have proven skills and experience in developing and maintaining strong client relationships and capability in generating positive commercial outcomes in the consulting industry.

What we offer:

Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing is ongoing.

  • Flexible Working Arrangements including purchasing up to 4 weeks additional leave and provision for school term contracts

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs including global programmes, online learning and on-the-job learning

  • Mentoring for your own development

  • Professional Memberships

  • Health Insurance – Income Continuance Insurance (ICI) – Life Insurance

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Relocation package available

About us:

The Stantec community unites approximately 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring water, transport and infrastructure projects to life. Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction and commissioning is built on a nearly 200-year history. So, when we take on a project, we see the opportunity to make a lasting connection with the people and places where we live and work.

How to apply:

Applications close 31st March 2023

To discuss in more detail contact Glen Tarrant on 04 381 6729 or 027 4430 184 or apply directly online.



Primary Location : New Zealand-Otago-Dunedin

Organization : BC-3101 Water-NZ New Zealand

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 6, 2023, 7:59:18 PM

Req ID: 23000148

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