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Jacobs Senior Mechanical Engineer - Buildings in Auckland, New Zealand

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

This is an exciting time for our team at Jacobs. We’re at the intersection of technology, engineering and design helping our clients tackle the biggest challenges facing our cities and communities across the globe. “From large scale regeneration and climate change response, to multi-purpose and smart infrastructure, we are delivering integrated and resilient solutions that reinvent the future, reconnect communities and create lasting value.” Monte Wilson - Global Built Environment Market Director.

We have recently won some large commissions and are now seeking highly skilled engineers to join our dynamic team in New Zealand, a team who deliver projects around the world for our global key clients. If you can demonstrate high quality engineering solutions across your qualified discipline and geographical boundaries and you’re looking for a step up from your current role, then this opportunity could be for you.

You will provide technical leadership, sound engineering expertise and provide unique solutions to complex problems whilst supporting the wider ANZ Mechanical Buildings Engineering Team. A key focus of this role will involve supporting the Principal Engineer/ Team Leader in all aspects of work winning, client relationships and bid preparation. You will be an engaged, resilient and adaptable individual who strives for innovation while maintaining outstanding project delivery and responsible, proactive commercial management. You will support the team to ensure they thrive in a global setting, forging and maintaining cross-geography relationships in order to maximise the benefit of global delivery to our clients.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline

  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng NZ)

  • At least ten years of Mechanical Engineering Design experience working in the Built Environment

  • Ideally with at least five years of experience gained in ANZ

  • Significant healthcare HVAC design experience, preferably within New Zealand

  • Detailed knowledge and experience in your own engineering discipline and good knowledge of related engineering disciplines

  • Experience in technical leadership of the Mechanical discipline an advantage

  • Experience in leading the interface with the entire design team across discipline and organisational boundaries

  • Sound communication (spoken and written) and presentation skills

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally - and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed. With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place.

No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company. Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.   

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.


At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.