How to Enter
To secure a job as an Electrical Engineer in the Rail and Transportation industry, New Zealand employers expect you to hold a four-year Bachelor of Engineering or three-year Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree to prove competency.
The typical job responsibilities of an Electrical Engineer can include some or all the following:
Developing and updating designs for electrical systems and equipment
Developing ways to generate, distribute, and manage electricity
Designing automated and computerised methods of controlling electrical processes
Developing instruction manuals for new electrify systems and equipment
Installing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment
Calculating the costs of projects and materials
Conducting electricity system tests and resolving any faults
Writing reports on work completed
The next logical step for many Electrical Engineers is a move into management or project management positions. Whilst these are both fantastic career paths, other rewarding options for engineers include becoming consultants at engineering consultation firms and moving into other areas of engineering, such as Environmental, Mechanical or Civil.
Entry: 40K – 60K per annum (NZD)
Experienced (5+ years): 60K – 120K per annum (NZD)