Chief Maintenance Officer - Rolling Stock

Join a leading Transport Company in Wellington as their Chief Maintenance Engineer to ensure effective management of their engineering processes.

  • Join a leading Wellington company 
  • Become a integrate member in the management team
  • Attractive remuneration package 


Reporting directly to the Managing Director, this is a new role that is set to be a key contributor for the Greater Wellington Passenger Rail network and the delivery of a high quality rail experience for the customers. 

The Chief Maintenance Engineer will be driving the relationship between the client and the subcontractors to oversee, review and advise on:

  • Engineering processes
  • Development of asset enhancements 
  • Adherence to SLA agreements
  • Lead improvements to maintenance systems 

Primary objectives for the role include: 

  • Be the representative at Fault Recording, Analysis and Corrective Action meetings
  • Review engineering change proposals for any assets 
  • Lead systems development projects if required
  • Co-ordinate with senior management to ensure flawless execution of assigned projects
  • Communicate with all stakeholders to ensure that all projects are delivered on-time and within scope in an aim of meeting the Project KPIs
  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
  • Oversee, review and advise on project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Perform risk management to minimise project risks

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Mechanical or electrical engineering degree
  • Rail experience in passenger rolling stock 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in engineering roles
  • Proven experience in a senior project management role supporting large businesses, preferably in the field of engineering and business improvement project management.
  • Proven working experience as a project management/administration in the transport or maintenance sector
  • Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in rail maintenance or engineering.
  • A thorough understanding of financial management, including budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus


For more information contact Juanel on 04 471 6985, apply online or email your CV to, quoting Ref: JV67013

Job Reference JV67013
Location Wellington
Type Permanent
Category Engineering
Immigration Requirements Has the right to work in NZ
Consultant Name Juanel Van Jaarsveld
Consultant Phone Number 04 4998800
Consultant Mobile Number
Closing Date 16/06/2019
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