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Senior Watch Engineer - TSS Earnslaw

Date: 9 April 2019

Are you looking for an engineering role you can sink your teeth into? We are looking for a Senior Engineer to oversee our team of Engineers onboard our iconic category one heritage steam ship!

Affectionately known as "The Lady of the Lake" our century old coal fired steamship, The TSS Earnslaw makes several trips daily across Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm on the western shores. We need someone who hails from a marine background to ensure she sails smoothly and safely on these daily voyages.

Do you know who we are?

We are one of New Zealand's leading tourism companies providing premium experiences in Queenstown, Fiordland and Stewart Island. We are a family owned business founded in the 1950's and sixty years later we continue our founders dream of sharing our spectacular backyard with visitors from all over the world.

Who are we looking for?

Someone who possesses a MEC 5 or higher NZ Marine Engineering Qualification preferably with Steam Endorsement, vast engineering knowledge and an understanding of safe ship management processes, actions and controls. You will be well organised, pragmatic and a top problem solver. Most importantly you'll have previous experience managing a team and leading from the front.

What does the role involve?

As Senior Engineer you will be responsible for the management and development of the Engineering team on board the TSS Earnslaw ensuring that it is operating efficiently, and that customer and staff safety is maintained at all times. You will be responsible for overseeing, assigning daily projects and routine maintenance to the engineering crew and as expected with a vessel built in 1911 there is minimal automation on board, so you will enjoy a hands-on experience.

What can we offer you?

Working for Real Journeys gives you the chance to take your friends and family and get out and about experiencing our products in Queenstown, Fiordland and Stewart Island. These are just some of the great staff benefits on offer! You get the opportunity to work within a tight team on board a New Zealand maritime icon as well as being located at Queentown's port - one of the most special within the New Zealand tourism industry. You will receive full training and paid relevant qualifications i.e steam endorsement as well as the satisfaction of knowing you're playing a major part in our customers vessel experience; allowing them to cruise safely and in comfort on a true once in a lifetime experience.

If you have a proven track record in leading a team and hail from a strong engineering background, we would love to hear from you!

Job Details

Reference # 21645
Posted on 09 Apr 2019
Closes on 30 Apr 2019 23:55
Location(s) Queenstown
Expertise Engineers - Diesel Fitters
Job level(s) Experienced, Management
Work type(s) Permanent - Full Time