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Current Vacancies

Here is a list of current positions available:

Structural Engineer - Intermediate or Senior

Life at Ergo is enjoying our days spent at work with our workmates - we like to have fun, do interesting work and delight our clients with quality solutions

Our Christchurch office is busy, and we are keen to find both Senior and Intermediate structural engineers to join our team, where hard work an…

Life at Ergo is enjoying our days spent at work with our workmates - we like to have fun, do interesting work and delight our clients with quality solutions

Our Christchurch office is busy, and we are keen to find both Senior and Intermediate structural engineers to join our team, where hard work and a can-do attitude will be rewarded. As a Structural Engineer, you will provide general building analysis and project management expertise across energy sector and other projects. You will be an engineer who is looking for your next role within an agile and supportive environment.

 

About you:

  • New Zealand Experience required
  • Proven Structural experience within a consultancy
  • Washington accord Bachelors/Masters Degree in Engineering
  • 3 to 5 years of NZ experience
  • Project and client facing experience
  • Experience in civil works, architecture or industrial engineering experience would be beneficial
  • Able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with other project stakeholders
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English) in order to effectively interact with colleagues, clients, suppliers and sub-consultants.
  • Have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Have an analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Be capable of demonstrating and living our values of agility, a genuine nature and an inspired, passionate approach to Engineering!

Responsibilities include:

  • you will provide general building analysis and project management expertise across energy sector and structural engineering projects.
  • managing projects, or actively contribute to successful project inputs, monitoring and outcomes.
  • delivering successful project documentation and outcomes required to deadlines and budget.
  • this is a client facing role therefore its essential that you understand the importance of providing high quality service to existing and new clients.

Why join Ergo?

You will get the opportunity to join an enthusiastic team of like-minded professionals, working on interesting and challenging projects. There will be opportunities to grow and gain seniority as your skills develop. At Ergo we offer a healthy culture, an excellent reputation & strong pipeline of interesting work. With our commitment fostering your learning and development, we will support your career goals and provide opportunities for development.

 

We are an inspired team of professionals who enjoy our work and like to have fun! Ergo is a great place to work where our people and their contributions are valued:

  • Flexible work practices
  • A well-stocked fridge with the makings for your lunch
  • Wellbeing benefits e.g. wellbeing initiatives, fresh fruit basket, regular team building and company social activities
  • Paid overtime
  • Health insurance, Income Protection Insurance
  • Paid parental and partner leave
  • Recognised by Engineering NZ as a Professional Development Partner (PDP),
  • Professional memberships
  • Study assistance
  • New Zealand employee owned
  • Professional and technical development opportunities
  • Stimulating and supportive social environment

If you have what we are looking for, then - Apply now!

For further information on Ergo go to: www.ergo.co.nz

 

We are proud to be a recognised employer of choice by Engineering NZ as a Professional Development Partner

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Christchurch

Post date: 25 July 2022
| Close date: 26 August 2022, 10:08
| Expertise: Engineering
| Work type: Full time

Senior Electrical Protection Engineer - Section Lead

At Ergo, flexibility is critical to the way we operate. Our people contribute openly in an environment where bureaucracy is minimised and where an agile approach enables us to work effectively with our clients. We’ve invested in making remote working easy. We recognise everyone has a life outside wo…

At Ergo, flexibility is critical to the way we operate. Our people contribute openly in an environment where bureaucracy is minimised and where an agile approach enables us to work effectively with our clients. We’ve invested in making remote working easy. We recognise everyone has a life outside work and that family time goes hand in hand with your career.

 Originally based only in Auckland, we established a Christchurch office three years ago to accelerate the development of our business in the South Island. Most recently we have established a Wellington office in order to promote our work with Transpower, having been recently appointed to their EC panel, and other clients in the region.

Our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offices are busy, and our team is growing. We are looking for a Section Lead for our Power Systems Technical Specialists Team.

Reporting to the Head of Power Systems, you will manage and develop a team of talented Substation protection, Earthing and Power system analysis engineers.

You will be an intermediate or senior electrical engineer who is looking to move into your first people management role. You will have extensive protection experience with HV/MV substation projects.

You will have:

  • HV/MV Substation protection setting experience.
  • 8+ years post graduate engineering experience developing protection schemes, protection settings, relay configuration files and protection reports along with reviewing protection design. 
  • Experience carrying out Power system analysis using tools such as DigSilent and ETAP.
  • Be passionate about Engineering.
  • Be degree qualified (Washington accord).
  • A strong technical knowledge of specifications, standards and codes.
  • Lead technical discussions with clients to determine the optimal solution to meet their needs
  • Develop and review protection standards/philosophies for clients and internal use.
  • Assist in motivating, mentoring and training team members. 
  • CPEng accreditation, or on your way to achieving it
  • An analytical approach to problem solving.
  • The capability of demonstrating and living our values of being agile, genuine, and having an inspired, passionate approach to Engineering!
  • Citizenship, or a suitable visa to allow you to work in NZ

Responsibilities include:

  • Producing high-quality deliverables that leave no questions unanswered.
  • Working with Head of Power Systems and other Power Systems Section Leads
  • Guiding and developing our junior engineers aspiring to be protection engineers
  • Plan and manage your team resourcing and assist with proposals for protection scope.
  • Actively contribute to successful project inputs, monitoring and outcomes.
  • Delivering successful project documentation and outcomes required to deadlines and budget.

Why join Ergo?

You will get the opportunity to join an enthusiastic team of like-minded professionals, working on interesting and challenging projects. There will be opportunities to grow and gain seniority as your skills develop. At Ergo we offer a healthy culture, an excellent reputation & strong pipeline of interesting work. With our commitment fostering your learning and development, we will support your career goals and provide opportunities for development.

We are an inspired team of professionals who enjoy our work and like to have fun! Ergo is a great place to work where our people and their contributions are valued:

  • Flexible work practices
  • A well-stocked fridge with the makings for your lunch
  • Wellbeing benefits e.g. wellbeing initiatives, fresh fruit basket
  • Health insurance, Life Insurance, Income Protection Insurance
  • Bonus award for gaining CPEng accreditation
  • Recognised by Engineering NZ as a Professional Development Partner (PDP),
  • Professional memberships paid
  • Study assistance
  • Employee owned
  • Professional and technical development opportunities
  • Stimulating and supportive social environment

If you are eligible to work in NZ, and are already working here, and have what we are looking for, then - Apply now with your CV and cover letter!

For further information on Ergo go to: www.ergo.co.nz

We are proud to be a recognised employer of choice by Engineering NZ as a Professional Development Partner

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Nationally

Post date: 04 July 2022
| Close date: 31 July 2022, 08:59
| Expertise: Engineering
| Work type: Full Time

Senior Electrical Design Engineer - Section Lead

At Ergo, flexibility is critical to the way we operate. Our people contribute openly in an environment where bureaucracy is minimised and where an agile approach enables us to work effectively with our clients. We’ve invested in making remote working easy. We recognise everyone has a life outside wo…

At Ergo, flexibility is critical to the way we operate. Our people contribute openly in an environment where bureaucracy is minimised and where an agile approach enables us to work effectively with our clients. We’ve invested in making remote working easy. We recognise everyone has a life outside work and that family time goes hand in hand with your career.

 Originally based only in Auckland, we established a Christchurch office three years ago to accelerate the development of our business in the South Island. Most recently we have established a Wellington office in order to promote our work with Transpower, having been recently appointed to their EC panel, and other clients in the region.

Our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offices are busy, and our team is growing. As a result, we are looking for an additional Section Lead within our Power Systems Detailed Design Section, preferably based in the Auckland office.  

Reporting to the Head of Power Systems, you will manage and develop a team of talented substation detailed designers.

You will be an intermediate or senior electrical engineer who is looking to move into your first people management role. You will have extensive experience working on HV/MV substation detailed design projects.

You will have:

  • 8+ years HV/MV Substation electrical detailed design experience. 
  • Ideally both Primary & Secondary detailed design experience in a utility substation environment.
  • A proven track record in managing substation design projects.
  • A desire to lead, train and develop junior engineers.
  • Able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with other project stakeholders including the civil/structural team.
  • Have a strong technical knowledge of typical NZ specifications, standards and codes.
  • CPEng accreditation, or on your way to achieving it
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively interact with colleagues, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • An analytical approach to problem solving.
  • The capability of demonstrating and living our values of being agile, genuine, and having an inspired, passionate approach to Engineering!
  • Citizenship, or a suitable visa to allow you to work in NZ

Responsibilities include:

  • Project and design management
  • Producing high-quality detailed designs that leave no questions unanswered.
  • Working with Head of Power Systems and other Power Systems Section Leads
  • Guiding and developing our graduate and junior engineers
  • Actively resourcing and managing your section
  • Managing projects, or actively contribute to successful project inputs, monitoring and outcomes.
  • Delivering successful project documentation and outcomes required to deadlines and budget.

Why join Ergo?

You will get the opportunity to join an enthusiastic team of like-minded professionals, working on interesting and challenging projects. There will be opportunities to grow and gain seniority as your skills develop. At Ergo we offer a healthy culture, an excellent reputation & strong pipeline of interesting work. With our commitment fostering your learning and development, we will support your career goals and provide opportunities for development.

We are an inspired team of professionals who enjoy our work and like to have fun! Ergo is a great place to work where our people and their contributions are valued:

  • Flexible work practices
  • A well-stocked fridge with the makings for your lunch
  • Wellbeing benefits e.g. wellbeing initiatives, fresh fruit basket
  • Health insurance, Life Insurance, Income Protection Insurance
  • Bonus award for gaining CPEng accreditation
  • Recognised by Engineering NZ as a Professional Development Partner (PDP),
  • Professional memberships paid
  • Study assistance
  • Employee owned
  • Professional and technical development opportunities
  • Stimulating and supportive social environment

If you are eligible to work in NZ, and are already working here, and have what we are looking for, then - Apply now with your CV and cover letter!

For further information on Ergo go to: www.ergo.co.nz

We are proud to be a recognised employer of choice by Engineering NZ as a Professional Development Partner

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Nationally

Post date: 04 July 2022
| Close date: 31 July 2022, 08:57
| Expertise: Engineering
| Work type: Full Time

Intermediate/Senior/Principal HV Substation Engineers

Ergo Consulting Ltd is a successful, New Zealand professional services practice. Founded in 2003 and independently owned, we provide electrical, civil and structural engineering consulting services to the power and energy industry. We aspire to be New Zealand’s first choice provider of these service…

Ergo Consulting Ltd is a successful, New Zealand professional services practice. Founded in 2003 and independently owned, we provide electrical, civil and structural engineering consulting services to the power and energy industry. We aspire to be New Zealand’s first choice provider of these services. Our clients include Top Energy, Northpower, Vector, Counties Power, Powerco, Wellington Electricity, Mainpower, Aurora, Powernet, the Ports of Auckland and Tauranga and industrial firms such as Fonterra and Ballance. We undertake a wide range of interesting and challenging projects involving the design of new or upgraded HV Substation facilities and infrastructure across NZ. We are “inspired, agile and genuine”. See www.ergo.co.nz.

 

At Ergo, flexibility is critical to the way we operate. Our people contribute openly in an environment where bureaucracy is minimised and where an agile approach enables us to work effectively with our clients. We’ve invested in making remote working easy. We recognise everyone has a life outside work and that family time goes hand in hand with your career. 

 

Originally based only in Auckland, we established a Christchurch office three years ago to accelerate the development of our business in the South Island. Most recently we have established a Wellington office in order to promote our work with Transpower, having been recently appointed to their EC panel, and other clients in the region. 

We are now looking to reinforce our teams in all offices with talented, experienced and ambitious engineers at all levels.

You will:

  • have a desire to deliver best in class services in conceptual and detailed HV Substation design
  • have a solid working knowledge of power network analysis and specialist fields such as earthing, cable studies and protection settings

 

For Senior and Principal roles, and as a result of your successful career to date, you will:

  • have, or be building, a strong network of connections in the power sector across the region
  • be well thought of, with an excellent reputation among your peer group
  • know how to win and manage projects successfully
  • have excellent leadership and management skills.

 

 

These are great positions, with potential team leading opportunities for the right individuals.

If you have what we are looking for, then apply now with your CV and a cover letter.

NOTE: Only those eligible to work in New Zealand will be considered at this time

For further information on Ergo go to: www.ergo.co.nz

We are proud to be a recognised employer of choice by Engineering NZ as a Professional Development Partner

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Nationally

Post date: 04 July 2022
| Close date: 31 July 2022, 10:12
| Expertise: Engineering
| Work type: Full Time

Ergo Scholarship

The Ergo Engineering Scholarship has been established to help promote the study of electrical engineering in New Zealand and to encourage and support students in their academic achievements and future engineering career paths. In addition, its purpose is to build a pipeline of talent for Ergo.


Eligi…

The Ergo Engineering Scholarship has been established to help promote the study of electrical engineering in New Zealand and to encourage and support students in their academic achievements and future engineering career paths. In addition, its purpose is to build a pipeline of talent for Ergo.


Eligibility and selection – do I qualify?
Ergo seeks applications from Year 13 students prior to commencing their university studies. Sometimes these students will have already completed an internship with Ergo and demonstrated the following:


• Academic achievement
• Genuine interest in electrical and power systems engineering
• Communication skills
• Leadership potential
• Potential to add value to Ergo and the engineering profession
• Performance potential at interviews
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Be interested in and/or looking to apply to study in the engineering faculty at either the University of Auckland or the University of Canterbury.
• Willing to work at Ergo during university semester breaks and over the summer as interns, allowing for adequate time off to take holiday or study breaks.
• Be committed to New Zealand, with an intention of living and working in the country following graduation.


Preference is given to applicants who might otherwise not be able to pursue university study or a career in electrical engineering, for financial or other reasons. Applicants who are the first in their family to secure a place at university will also be given preference.
An Ergo scholarship may be held concurrently with other awards or scholarships, though preference will be given to students for whom this would be their only form of support.


Terms – what’s it worth?
Subject to satisfactory performance, Ergo provides funds for each year of study on an increasing scale:


• Year One (Common Year) $1,000
• Year One (Professional – electrical engineering) $2,000
• Year Two (Professional – electrical engineering) $4,000
• Year Three (Professional – electrical engineering) $8,000


Recipients of the scholarship will be paid in two instalments each year, at the start of the first and second semesters.
Students are required to work at Ergo during semester breaks and will receive a Living Wage.
Students who successfully complete the programme will be automatically short-listed and interviewed for a place on the Ergo Graduate Programme which is a permanent role following successful completion of undergraduate studies.
Students will be supported during their study by a mentor. The mentor will be an engineer employed by Ergo who will help guide the student during his/her university years.


Performance – what do I have to do?


Applications are invited each year with a closing date of 1st November. This requires a full CV with a covering letter explaining why the student should be awarded a scholarship. This should be sent to our recruitment team, recruitment@ergo.co.nz. Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview and may be required to undertake tests.
The intention is to provide one scholarship each year, though there may be years when Ergo makes no award or makes multiple awards, depending on the quality of applicants.
To continue to hold the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a full-time degree programme of study at the University of Auckland or Canterbury with a grade average of at least a grade point average of at least 6.00, equivalent to B+. These results must be submitted to Ergo when applying for successive years of the scholarship.
Students must also demonstrate good behaviour while at university or when working at Ergo.
The award of each year of scholarship will be dependent on successful completion of the previous year.

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Nationally

Post date: 04 July 2022
| Close date: 31 October 2022, 14:24
| Expertise: Engineering
| Work type:

Why Ergo

Life at Ergo is enjoying your days spent at work with your workmates. We like to have fun, get involved in interesting work and provide our clients with sound advice and quality solutions. 

We provide an excellent working environment, with plenty of opportunities for the right candidates to excel. A diverse range of projects provides exposure to and responsibilities for different aspects of electrical, civil and structural engineering design, as well as to business development and project management activities. We offer:

  • Interesting projects where you will be working with a highly expert, motivated and multi-discipline team.
  • Offices based in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, all with easy access to shops, cafes and bars and with good transport links
  • A friendly, professional work environment, supported by a great culture and staff benefits
  • Flexible working hours and locations…
  • and great coffee!

 

Inspired. Agile. Genuine.
Ergo Consulting Ltd is an independent, employee-owned professional services practice. We aspire to be New Zealand’s first choice provider of engineering consultancy services to New Zealand’s power and energy industry.

At Ergo we care for our people. We look after them well, recognise that they have a life outside work and adopt a flexible approach. Our team members are proud to work for Ergo and have a sense of common purpose. They are passionate about what they do, believe in what Ergo is about and have high levels of job satisfaction. This makes them motivated to do a good job, to go the extra mile. They are inspired.

Our team of engineers engaged in the power sector is as large as any in New Zealand. This is our focus. We are a relatively small but highly specialised company. We are not a faceless corporation. We have short reporting lines. The owners work in the business and with our clients. We move quickly and we are responsive. This makes us agile.

At Ergo what you see is what you get. We tell it how it is. We are direct and, if need be, we stand our ground. We are transparent, open, honest and genuine. We love engineering and design. Doing a good job, getting it right, is important. We have character and heart. It really does matter to us.

 

This is what sets us apart.
Our aspiration is for Ergo to be a great place to work. We want our people to give their best, feel part of the team, enjoy their job and be proud to work for Ergo. We look to:

  • Encourage our people to contribute openly in an environment where bureaucracy is minimised and where our approach to delivering quality solutions to our clients brings a high level of job satisfaction.
  • Recognise the importance of creating an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment, where our people are able to thrive, independent of their age, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • Ensure that the company is run on a sound basis, providing security and sustainable work, with ongoing opportunities for professional development.
  • Resource our people with the best tools for the job, whether it be comfortable chairs, quiet rooms, laptops or the latest software.
  • Recognise that family is an important part of who you are. Spending enough time with family and friends goes hand in hand with your career and time at work. We pay for overtime, including travel to sites.
  • Develop your career, appreciating that is important, whether it continues at Ergo or at another company. We provide professional development and rejoice with you if you get a fabulous job after working with Ergo.
  • Laugh out loud every day and genuinely enjoy what each other has to offer.

 

Saving the planet.

We recognise the environmental consequences of our work and attempt to minimise the impact that we have on the world in terms of our technical and design solutions. We also seek to reduce our carbon footprint by embracing initiatives which are beneficial from both a social responsibility and business efficiency perspective.

Examples include:

  • Reducing project and inter-office travel requirements through increased use of video conferencing.
  • Establishing offices that are close to transport hubs to encourage the use of public transport.
  • A vehicle policy which requires for all company vehicles to meet emissions standards.
  • Allowing company pool vehicles to be used for personal use during the day so staff don’t need to drive to work.
  • Reducing paper use by providing all staff with multi-screen workstations, introducing follow-me printing and reporting on printer use.
  • Automating office lighting and heating to reduce energy use.
  • Using multi-stream recycling within our offices.

 

 

Learning & Development

Engineering consultancy is a fabulous career, with variety and interesting work that will challenge and reward in equal measure. Working at Ergo means that you are supporting an essential service, helping to provide power and energy to people living, working and visiting New Zealand. You will be tapping into a wealth of knowledge and experience. We have a culture of nurturing development and sharing skills that makes Ergo a great place to work if you are hungry to learn. You really can expect to grow and develop through every project you are involved in.

We foster collaboration, communication and innovation, empowering our people to take on the future with confidence. Many people who start out at Ergo as apprentices, cadets or university graduates, have gone on to become project managers, senior engineers and members of our leadership team. There is:

  • Learning and development – our training programmes run throughout the year. We provide structured sessions that recognise the importance of individual career goals. You can count on support for relevant further education, including attaining chartered engineering status (EngNZ CPEng).
  • Knowledge sharing – Ergo has a fantastic team of professional electrical, civil and structural engineers, CAD designers and support staff. Our people are passionate about engineering excellence and client satisfaction.
  • Individual development plans – everyone agrees with their manager at the start of each year their long term career goals and the short term steps that contribute to those aspirations. And we “check-in” every other month to see how things are going and whether anything needs to change.
  • Opportunities for advancement in a diverse community – there is real diversity within the Ergo team, from technicians and graduates through to senior engineers and team leaders. A structure of defined roles, responsibilities and competencies allows development through these levels.
  • Ergo Graduate Programme – as a graduate, your first four years with us will be as part of our Graduate Development Programme. This will provide you with a comprehensive experience, underpinned by key learning opportunities to support and encourage your rapid development. You will also be assigned a mentor who is an experienced engineer from within the business and who will help your development through your crucial early stages.
  • Ergo Engineering Scholarship – we play our part in encouraging young people to join the engineering profession. This includes offering funding of $15k for a four year scholarship to students who might not otherwise be able to afford to go to university. 

 

At Ergo, we offer great benefits to our employees

 

Which include:

  • Life Insurance.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Income Protection Insurance.
  • Kiwisaver contributions.
  • Sports teams and sporting events.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • A well-stocked fridge with the makings for your lunch.
  • Wellbeing benefits e.g. fresh fruit basket, social activities.
  • Friday drinks.
  • Paid overtime.
  • Parental leave.
  • Professional memberships.
  • $10k Tax Free Bonus upon gaining a chartered engineer (CPEng).
  • Being recognised by Engineering NZ as a Professional Development Partner (PDP).
  • Study assistance.
  • Professional and technical development opportunities.
  • Quarterly staff social functions, some with partners.

 

 

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