Reservoir Engineer

  • Te Aro Road, Wairakei, Taupō, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • Department: Generation & Trading

Company Description

Ko wai mātou | About us   

Our purpose is to put our energy where it matters, to decarbonise the New Zealand energy sector and promote #changematters.       

We are committed to delivering market leading performance to shareholders and value to our customers. We will add value to the resources that we are stewards of in turn ensuring the sustainability of our business.  We work closely with iwi, our neighbours, contractors and our local communities to develop projects that deliver wider benefits beyond the obvious.   

To support these aspirations, we are excited to be one of few energy companies in the world embarking on a new geothermal project. Tauhara Geothermal Station will be a 150 MW geothermal plant, New Zealand’s most significant renewable investment. This is only the first part of a broader pipeline of geothermal projects which include ensuring ongoing generation from the Wairakei Geothermal Field and further investments on the Tauhara field, so we are not short of market leading renewable projects for you to get involved in.    
 

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity 

You will be an experienced reservoir engineer with at least five years’ experience.  You will bring your experience to the team to our world-class geothermal team to maximise the sustainable use of the geothermal resources under our control. We are big on culture fit here at Contact as well as technical fit. Your ability to work collaboratively across all disciplines in our business is what makes you stand out. In return for your communication skills, sense of humor and work ethic you will get the opportunity to work across a range of opportunities including:

  • Ensure geothermal fields are utilised for long-term sustainable operation in line with best practice and Contact‘s strategy, while maintaining effective and efficient delivery of fuel.
  • Guide the development of a fit for purpose reservoir surveillance programme that provides an insight into the reservoir health, ensures sufficient data is collected for long term sustainable management of the resource and fulfils all resource consent monitoring requirements.
  • Lead the development of both short and long term fuelling strategies for the Wairakei geothermal field to ensure station fuelling requirements are met. This would be included in an annual update of the Reservoir Management Plan.

Qualifications

Given the level this role operates at within our team we are after some specific skills and expertise. Here are a few of the most important:

  1. Relevant degree in engineering or equivalent qualifications and appropriate professional registration. 
  2. At least five years of relevant industry work experience.
  3. Skills and experience in commercially available reservoir engineering tools, in particular wellbore modelling and reservoir modelling software such as WellSim, Gudrun, Saphir, TOUGH2, Waiwera and Seequent Leapfrog.
  4. A high level of computer literacy with experience in office productivity tools such as Office 365 and data science, analysis and analytical tools such as Python, Excel and Matlab.  

 

Additional Information

How to get involved?  

At Contact we are extremely fortunate to actively promote a new ways of working programme, essentially this means that the life/work balance actively present and working remotely is the norm.

If working for a progressive company is for you, apply now. Thanks and looking forward to the korero.  

Contact Energy is committed to being an inclusive employer. We want people to be themselves, after all, they can't be anyone else!

Please note, only candidates with the right to live and work in New Zealand will be considered for this role. 

Contact Energy is committed to being an inclusive employer. We want people to be themselves, after all, they can't be anyone else!

Please note, only candidates with the right to live and work in New Zealand will be considered for this role. 

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