JLE is a multi-discipline contractor and have established themselves as a leading contractor in Aotearoa/New Zealand. JLE has the largest geographical coverage for a business of its type and has all the systems to manage this. The diversity of JLE’s capabilities gives us the ability to deliver turnkey projects in both the mechanical and the electrical fields.
JLE delivers a range of products and services through a series of branches distributed throughout the pacific, and with operations and companies established in New Zealand (head office), Australia and Papua New Guinea.
See some of JLE's history in the timeline at the end of this page.
Graeme has over 35 years’ experience with JLE in all aspects of Electrical work, Projects, Construction, and Business Management. Graeme worked his way through the ranks starting with JLE as an Electrician, followed by gaining NZ Advanced Trade Certificate, Hazardous Area Inspector Registration, QLD Electrical Licence and is a Work Place Assessor. Specific skills and experience include Project Management, Project Management Systems (Planning, Cost Control, Procurement, etc), Innovation & Design, Autocad, Risk Management, Operations Support, and Maintenance. Industries worked in include Oil and Gas, offshore, mining, petrochemical, and Food/Dairy Companies. Graeme is committed, energetic, enthusiastic and result-driven. He enjoys responsibility, working with and motivating a team of people to produce excellent results. Graeme learns new technology quickly given his diverse experience in the past.
Mohammed Riaz is a qualified electrician by trade who joined JLE in 2007 as a Trade assistant and now leads Auckland Projects division, consisting of project delivery, service and maintenance, business development and estimating. Mohammed Riaz has 12 years of experience in delivering and overseeing projects in infrastructure, industrial and commercial sectors across New Zealand including petrochemical, oil and gas, power generation, water and wastewater treatment plant, food processing, dairy and animal feed processing. Mohammed thrives on quality, health and safety, client satisfaction, and profitable business.
Mitch joined JLE in 2013, already holding an Industrial Electrical qualification earned from a local Aluminium manufacturing plant with heavy automation and I&E presence. Since his time with JLE he has spent 1 year away from home in PNG working for Oil and gas companies, Facilities offshore of Taranaki in hazardous area environments and as leading hand on projects around the North island within multiple industries. His career moved into managing/coordinating the electrical team in Hawera and working in with local clients on a daily basis to execute service and maintenance tasks. Mitch is now JLE's Project Manager. He thrives on the Technical, Quality and Efficiency of any sized project & displays that within the team and JLE as a whole.
At JLE we make a positive difference to the lives of those in the communities we work in; for our team, their families, our clients, contractors and suppliers.
We also make a difference to the environment with a sustainable and innovative focus that gives us pride and passion in our business and the environment.
JLE are seeking an outstanding EWRB fully qualified electrician with flair and experience in commercial and industrial site electrical work throughout the Auckland region, with further opportunities. This position is based out of JLE's Auckland office located in Airport Oaks, Mangere.
JLE have now closed applications for 2022 Apprentice intake.
CV submissions can be made anytime before November 2022 to be considered for employment start, early 2023.
JLE are seeking a fully qualified, EWRB registered, experienced Electrician required for industrial work in New Plymouth.. and beyond!
Applicants must be a NZ citizen, resident or hold a current work visa to be considered.
Lobb & O'Connor Electrical became established in New Plymouth Central & Eltham.
Graeme Clough joins Lobb & O'Connor Electrical as Senior Electrician.
Mark Thompson joins Lobb & O'Connor as an apprentice.
Shelley McKinstry started as Office Junior.
Tegel Foods New Plymouth plant expansion / upgrade.
Neil O'Conner leaves the company and the company name changed to John Lobb Electrical.
John Lobb purchases the "Selectrix" appliance retail business and rebranded as John Lobb Electrical.
Port Taranaki Fiber upgrade and security camera project.
Kiwi Dairy Ltd Whareroa Hawera, major Cheese Plant upgrade
New World supermarket new construction, New Plymouth.
Kauri Dairy factory upgrade completed for Nucon ltd.
Tegel foods Henderson Auckland major Electrical upgrades.
Charles Holme joins JLE.
JLE Electrical company name established, changing from John Lobb Electrical
Hawera and Auckland JLE divisions established.
Charles Holme, Stuart Bruce and Graeme Clough became shareholders.
Graeme Clough qualified as an Electrical Inspector for JLE.
Endendale powder 2 plant Southland.
JLE Divisions in Nelson, Christchurch, Napier and Hamilton were established.
Ian Drummond joined JLE as an Electrical Apprentice.
Taranaki base hospital upgrade.
Pohokura production station.
Ian Drummond moves to manage Hawera Electrical team.
IGL Pharmaceutical plant in Kapuni Taranaki.
Kupe Production Station Project.
Mohammed Riaz joins JLE as a Trades Assistant.
RCR Synlait 1 Boiler upgrade.
JLE Napier sold to EMF Electrical.
Balclutha RCR boiler project.
Chillcott Chicken shed upgrade.
Open Country Cheese Project.
Waharoa RCR Boiler upgrade.
Fonterra Collingwood Expansion Project.
Matt Puckey joins JLE as National Administrator.
RCR boiler installation for Dairy Trust.
Technix Tank Farm.
Stockton Coal Mine Project. CEO
Craig Brydon appointed.
Murray Group took over JLE shareholding.
Todd Maui B China Accommodation Modules Project.
Nelson Mussel Factory upgrade.
Todd LPG Project
CNPC China - CCDC NZ Electrical compliance conversion
Victoria Park Tunnel Electrical Services.
Kyle Nicol joins JLE as Manager for Major Contracts.
JLE Australia and PNG Established. First Project - Dulux Factory.
RCR Synlait 2 Boiler upgrade.
RCR Darfield Boiler installation
Nelson Forest sawmill sorter project.
Solid Energy Huntly CSG.
Solid Energy Huntly UCG.
Halliburton Instrumentation Upgrade.
Mangahewa D Pilot Surface Facilities - Origin Energy.
Easternwell Flux Rig upgrade Australia.
Shelley McKinstry is promoted to JLE's Finance Manager.
Dave O'Neill joins JLE as Project Engineer.
Interoil PNG Terminal Upgrades Project.
Latimer Hotel Christchurch upgrade.
Interoil PNG Rabaul, Speybank, Mt Hagen, Aircorps, Goroka and Idubada upgrades.
Ulverstone Gas Metering Skids
Ballance Shutdown Instrumentation and Electrical Support.
Interoill PNG Kagamuga, Madang, and Wewak upgrades.
Dulux Brisbane 'after flood' rebuild.
Dave O'Neill becomes Mechanical Service Delivery Coordinator.
Waikato branch closes moving their operations to Auckland JLE.
Fonterra Hautapu Coolstores upgrade.
Todd Mangahewa A new well site installation.
NZ Defense Force stores.
Easternwell Flux Rig Installation Australia.
Interoil PNG Kanudi upgrade.
Energyworks Mangahewa Skid build.
Auckland Meat processors Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Worleys Mangahewa site works.
Waltz Rocklands Copper Processing Plant Project.
Contact Energy Poihipi Power Station Project.
Holcim Cement Timaru upgrade.
Technix Bitumen Reactor Project.
Envirowaste new build for Calder Stewart.
Fonterra Pipe support removal and replacement.
Lihir Gold Ltd - Fabricate & deliver SAF 2205 Tank.
Vale Nickel Dewatering Project New Caledonia.
Holcim Cement Auckland Upgrade.
Logicamms Skid instrumentation and electrical installation.
Port Taranaki Lightning Protection.
Worley Mangahewa Expansion project.
Stretch Sense Manufacturing Facility Project - electrical, mechanical and instrumentation.
JLE shareholding purchased by Zeecol.
Ian Murray deceased.
GN Solids hazardous area audit & supervision China.
Interoil PNG Kimbe upgrade.
Ongas Bottle Swap Project.
Waterview Tunnel Lighting Project.
Clelands Laminator automation, & safety system.
Tegel Feedmill Steel work Modifications.
Tegel Feedmill Upgrade Stage 3.
Ralph Gallyer joins JLE as an Electrician.
Michael Pigott is promoted to JLE's new CEO July 2018.
Kyle Nicol is promoted to General Manager Projects.
Mark Thompson promoted to General Manager of Operations.
Pacific Energy Erima Terminal Project PNG completed.
Southern Cross Hospital Upgrade New Plymouth
Mohammed Riaz is promoted to Auckland Operations Manager.
Mitchell Smith progressed to become Lower North Island Project Manager.
Ok Tedi Mining Crusher Relocation Project.
Worley Offices Lighting Replacements.
Ballance Shutdown Instrumentation, Electrical and Mechanical Support.
Vertex Manifold manufacture.
Fonterra Brands Fabrication and installation of Manual Vats.
Cynthia Zehnder is promoted to JLE's Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Manager.
Ralph Gallyer moves into New Plymouth operations coordinator role.
Steve Westlake joins JLE as Hawera Electrical Coordinator.
Ngawha Geothermal Power Station Project.
Vertex Westland Dairy Upgrade.
McKechnie Switchboard Upgrade and New Store electrical services.
Fonterra Ammonia Pipework upgrade.
Nick Groenewegen joins JLE as Auckland Operations Manager.
Mohammed Riaz moved to Project Portfolio Manager for Auckland.
Waikato 50 Water Treatment Plant Project.
CNG Compressor Auckland University project.
Downer Henwood & Mountain Road Reservoir Construction.