Building Services Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

To become a Building Services Engineer, it’s recommended to complete a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE), specialising in Mechanical Engineering. This qualification can take two years of full-time study to complete. Once on the job, a Building Services Engineer can work towards completing the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice (NZDEP), which leads to a certification as an Engineering Technician with the Institution of Professional Engineers of NZ.


Typical Responsibilities

The day-to-day responsibilities of a Building Services Engineer can include any of the following:

  • Overseeing the installing and maintenance of building machinery, such as ventilation, heating and air-conditioning units
  • Making recommendations on how to improve machinery
  • Calculating costs and amount of equipment required
  • Providing advice on installing equipment and machinery
  • Testing and monitoring building equipment and machinery
  • Preparing contracts and contacting suppliers and vendors
  • Planning and providing advice on building equipment and machinery maintenance work
  • Supervising and working with staff on site or at power and manufacturing plants



With hard work and determination, Building Services Engineers can progress towards supervisory roles with relative ease. However, these Engineers can also choose to further specialise in areas such as Air-conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Manufacturing, Heavy Machinery and Power Generation.


Salary Range

Entry: 40K – 45K per annum (NZD)

Experienced (4+ years): 60K – 80K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427