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Meridian Energy Recruitment 2023/2024

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Meridian Energy Recruitment 2023/2024.

Meridian Energy Limited is a New Zealand electricity generator and retailer. The company generates the largest proportion of New Zealand’s electricity, generating 35 percent of the country’s electricity.

We are recruiting to fill the following position below:

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Job Title: Professional Engineer


Meridian Energy operates in the energy efficiency and renewable energy market and focuses on commercial and industrial projects, as well as utility and residential projects. The entity is currently experiencing growth and looking to grow the team as a result. The entity has an entrepreneurial spirit and is committed to delivering the best quality service to its customers on every project.

We are looking for a Professional Engineer to join our team on a 3 – 6 month fixed term contract with the potential for permanent placement.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Engineering and Design of renewable energy projects
  • Provision of technical and management expertise and involvement throughout the project lifecycle, from inception, through feasibility into construction and commissioning;
  • Producing tender drawings
  • Producing single-line diagrams
  • Compilation of BOQs and preparation of tender documents and project specifications
  • Tender evaluation and identification of tender opportunities
  • Play a key role in project management and will be responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, execution, and control of projects from inception to completion
  • Management of technicians, project engineers, master electricians, project managers and contractors.
  • Work with Energy Efficiency initiatives such as power factor correction, photo voltaic cells, variable speed drives, luminaires, time of use tariff, demand management, energy recovery, etc.
  • Observing health and safety guidelines
  • Management and maintenance of Client relationships and co-ordination of project execution within scope, timeframe, safety, cost, and to the Client’s satisfaction;
  • Participation in engineering activities and interdisciplinary interfaces in close cooperation with the other discipline Engineers;
  • Contributing to the development of the organizational Quality Management System
  • Ensuring that all work is undertaken in accordance with the Quality Management System.
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Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Efficient and reliable
  • Punctuality
  • Deadline Driven
  • Team Player
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem solver/Quick thinker
  • Sober habits

Desired Experience & Qualifications


  • National Diploma/BTech/BEng/BSc in Electrical Engineering (NQF Level 7)
  • Registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
  • Completed or in the process of completing a postgraduate qualification would be advantageous
  • Qualification in Project Management would be advantageous
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Certification would be advantageous

Technical Skills

  • Have 5+ years of experience working in the renewable energies, process, and utility industries, including project experience
  • Have 5+ years’ experience with the commissioning of renewable energy projects
  • Your sound knowledge of Health and Safety, compliance and inspections to authorize COC’s, as well as ensuring work at height permits and other requirements are met.
  • A natural, self-motivated and astute ability to self-manage and take responsibility for the company’s technical performance is essential.
  • Manage Subcontractor installation teams is an advantage.
  • Understanding of Inverter systems and commissioning of such systems an advantage.
  • Understanding Municipal embedded generation bylaws and standards an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in Plant Electrical Reticulation, Electrical Protection Systems, MV, and Switching equipment
  • Demonstrate experience in Earthing and Bonding best practices
  • Power Simulation software skills

Package & Remuneration

Negotiable, based on experience


How to Apply

Interested applicants should kindly visit the company website to get more details and submit the application(s).