Project Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

To become a Project Engineer within the Rail and Transportation industry, New Zealand employers expect you to have experience in both Project Management and Engineering. A common way to do that is to hold a Bachelor of Engineering or Engineering Technology and have experience in managing complex or large engineering projects. Alternatively, you can also take qualifications in Project Management, such as a PMI or Prince.


Typical Responsibilities

The typical responsibilities of a Project Engineer can include some or all of the following:

  • Forecasting and planning engineering resources and activities for projects
  • Liaising between Project Management and Engineering teams
  • Managing performance of third-party vendors and suppliers
  • Calculating and reporting financial costs of projects
  • Managing quality control processes
  • Provide training to Engineering team when required



After a few years, a Project Engineer will develop experience in both Project and Engineering Management. This experience can open several career paths for an ambitious Engineer, including moving into a more senior Project or Engineering Management role, or progressing into other areas of management such as Resource Planning, Budget Estimation or Health and Safety.


Salary Range

Entry: 45K – 75K per annum (NZD)

Experienced: 100K – 120K 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