Engineering Manager

Legal definition for licensing – Security Technician

Engineering Managers are responsible for the technical programming (hardware and firmware), configuration and commissioning of electronic security equipment and systems.  Responsibility may include technical key account management and supplier technical management.

Career level

Later career

Pay rate

$85k to $125k plus vehicle

  • Advanced CAD conversions
  • Programming and configuration of hardware/firmware
  • Production of “for construction” plans
  • Cable schedule production
  • Panel layout and design
  • Client training and commissioning
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are followed
  • Provide leadership and guidance to other technical staff
  • Provide high level engineering and technical support to technical and sales team
  • Performing other duties as directed
Role Requirements
  • Must be 18+ years old
  • Must have normal colour vision (electrical components are normally colour coded)
  • Must be confident in leading teams and setting standards
  • Accurate and methodical
  • Must have strong engineering and project management skills
  • Must have a clean criminal record
  • Preferable to hold a NZ Drivers Licence
  • Must have good written and spoken English
  • Able to work well under pressure
Skill Sets & Role Fit
  • Roles are non-gender and age specific
  • Knowledge of electrical theory and practice
  • Understanding of health and safety, and industry standards and guidelines
  • High level practical and technical skills to operate and maintain equipment
  • Good at problem solving and working to deadlines
  • Analytical
  • Process orientated
  • Ability to provide team leadership
Working Conditions
  • Usually work regular business hours but may have to be on call or irregular hours
  • Variety of working sites
Industry Training
  • NZCiES Level 3 and 4 (New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security)

Note: Available as a two-year Apprenticeship Programme

Indicative Pay Scales
  • Entry level – $85,000 to $95,000
  • Mid-level – $95,000 to $110,000
  • High level – $110,000 to $125,000 plus vehicle
Industry Pathway Opportunities
  • Security Consultant/Sales Estimator
  • Branch or General Manager
Other Sector Pathway Opportunities
  • Project Management
  • Engineering Roles
  • Management Roles

This website is in an initiative of NZ Security Association, developed to promote the wide range of security careers on offer in New Zealand. The security industry is a growing sector with a range of exciting career pathways for you to progress through.