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Senior Engineer - Mechanical


Auckland, NZ, 0624

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Senior Mechanical Engineer


About the role 


Reporting directly to the Engineering Team Lead, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will plan and apply engineering knowledge to deliver technical solutions in the delivery across a range of domains/phases of the product lifecycle. Supporting the sustainment of RNZN vessels across multiple projects, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will guide the development of colleagues whilst developing their own experience and leadership skills.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Conduct multi-domain technical investigations and analysis to provide data for problem assessment/resolution and for design of improvements.
  • Lead technical investigations and analysis applying technical judgement from experience as part of decision making and recommendation.
  • Apply knowledge to produce and review technical documentation and solutions in support of assigned task (in accordance with applicable DoA).
  • Support accurate and appropriate technical documentation records being securely developed and maintained in the appropriate data management system to support through life knowledge capture.
  • Produce and review technical engineering processes to ensure integration with all operational areas.
  • Seek and share good practice and knowledge locally, keep up to date with advancements in relevant technical areas and continue to develop skills and capabilities, to continuously improve both own and colleagues' practice and professional development.



About you


You are an experienced Mechanical Engineer with an accredited degree in an Engineering discipline. 

Your communication skills both written and verbal are characterised by accuracy and clarity, allowing you to successfully engage with internal and external stakeholders, support technical information presentations and discussions, (including formal reviews) and support junior engineers.

You have good understanding of the design, analysis, manufacturing, and support techniques and are able to make multi-domain engineering decisions throughout the lifecycle of the program/product.

With a strong emphasis on safety, you are familiar with conducting multi-domain technical risk assessment and ensuring procedures, codes and standards are correctly identified and applied to engineering and technical activities.



Your future at Babcock – what we offer you


  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility.
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave.
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave.
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan.
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days.
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver.


Who we are:

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.

Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, the successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.

Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, MOJ, security check, qualifications and right to work.

Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


Job req # 51936


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