Lead Site Engineer




Auckland, New Zealand


Position summary

Lead Site Engineer

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

Join us as Lead Site Engineer for our Marine and Ports business and you’ll get to execute technical project engineering and site activities for electrical power system solutions projects. In your role, you’ll ensure activities for the allocated project are executed in an efficient and cost-effective manner, in accordance with contract specification, quality standards and safety requirements. This is an exciting time to be a part of ABB’s Marine and Ports journey to sustainability. We’re well positioned and committed to paving the way to a zero-emission marine industry, providing greater efficiency and reliability to shipowners, and helping vessels meet the demands of today and tomorrow. Reporting to Local Division Manager, this position will be based in Grafton, New Zealand.

Your responsibilities

  • Leading/designing and engineering of marine power system based on Medium Voltage / Low Voltage Powers system, including the application of protection, control and monitor scheme
  • Defining site management tasks and ensuring these tasks are carried out in line with the project requirement
  • Evaluating the risk and opportunities management for the electrical solutions projects. Supporting the Project Manager in overall project risk, opportunity assessments, and implementation of mitigating actions
  • Ensuring HSE process fully followed throughout the project execution and acting as the ABB technical lead for the Marine and Ports Electrical Solutions projects
  • Working with customer to shape and deliver ABB solutions and actively seeking feedback with customer to drive, deliver improvements
  • Collaborating with project manager / procurement team to ensure that the technical requirements for equipment or services are communicated and agreed with potential suppliers

Your background

  • Degree / Master’s in Electrical Engineering with minimum 10 - 15 years of relevant experience from design and engineering of electrical system solutions for marine/offshore and port electrification projects is desired
  • Hands on / site management experience related to electrical system project is desirable
  • In depth engineering knowledge on Medium and Low voltage switchgear, protection relay selection and programming using PCM600 tool, Generators, Transformers, Motors, NER, AC Drives UPS, Harmonic filters is desirable
  • Knowledge on Next Generation power system based on DC Grid Power System with Generator, energy storage (https://e.g., Battery), Consumers (Drives, off grid Converters) is advantageous
  • Knowledge on Power system analysis & relay coordination using SKM / eTAP, MATLAB, AutoCAD, ePLAN tools is desirable
  • Knowledge on Marine Systems, classification society requirement for Power system, international standards, equipment’s FAT, commissioning & trouble shooting is desired
  • Knowledge on delivering integrated solution with Drives & Digital solution system


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Accident insurance
  • Flexible work practices

More about us

ABB Marine & Ports supplies world-leading technologies that are driving the evolution of sustainable shipping. Electrical propulsion, data-driven decision support and integrated solutions for ship and shore from ABB are paving the way to a zero-emission marine industry, providing greater efficiency and reliability to shipowners, and preparing vessels to meet the demands of tomorrow. Our automation and electrical solutions are making port and terminal operations safer, greener and more productive. ABB Marine & Ports operates in 26 countries and has 2,000 employees. https://www.abb.com/marine We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website https://www.abb.com. Recruitment Agencies please be aware that this role is being managed by the internal ABB Talent team directly. We will reach out to our preferred agency partners should we require support. Your adherence to our process is appreciated. Work model: hybrid #LI-hybrid

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  • ABB has launched a gender-neutral global parental leave program granting 12 weeks of paid leave for primary caregivers.