Daniel Hopkins

Senior Recruitment Consultant – Industrial and Energy

Area of Expertise

Design & Drafting, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical
Testing and Inspection Personnel
Project Engineers and Managers
Control Panel Operators
I&C / I&E Engineers and Technicians
Automation Engineers
Process Engineers and Managers
Oil and Gas Specialists


Phone: 04 472 6558
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Sector Knowledge

Daniel is qualified in Mechanical Engineering and Management and has experience in heavy engineering (mostly testing and inspection), management and sales and sales management. Daniel also had a spell running his own retail business for 11 years.

Daniel’s recruitment experience spans a range of industries and sectors including heavy engineering, power generation and distribution, all areas of the oil & gas sector, as well as working with multi-disciplined consultancies nationwide dealing in civil, electrical and mechanical design. With his own work experience and his time in recruitment, this has given him in-depth knowledge of the technical skills and experience to help build his clients teams.

Daniel is a keen musician with a love of jazz and rock from all eras. He both plays and teaches drums and percussion. Other interests include photography, genealogy and enjoying the company of friends.

Danny Hopkins is one of our most trusted recruiters. He takes the time to learn and understand our business and has maintained a strong partnership with us over many years.As well as being a great person to work with, we really value his honest approach to relationship building with any prospective employees.” – OMV

Selection of Daniel’s Jobs

Plant Engineer/Mechanical Fitter

  • Manufacturing & Trades
  • Fitters, Machinists & Fabricators
  • Wellington

A great opportunity to join a NZ icon. Whittaker's need your help in making the best chocolate around.

Workshop Foreman

  • Industrial & Energy
  • Manufacturing & Operational
  • Auckland

We need an experienced ASME 9/AWS G6 stainless Welder/Supervisor to run a workshop. Is that you?

Power Systems Analyst

  • Industrial & Energy
  • Electrical & Energy
  • Christchurch

Wanted Experienced Power Systems Engineer with DigSilent and PSS/E skills. Sound like you?

Earthing Engineer

  • Industrial & Energy
  • Electrical & Energy
  • Christchurch

Are you an Earthing Engineer? Want to be involved in all aspects of the power sector? Let's talk.

Generation Engineer

  • Industrial & Energy
  • Electrical & Energy
  • Wellington

Do you know power generation plant? Can you design everything but the generator? Solar and wind experience would be a bonus.

Shift Manager – Finishing

  • Food & Dairy
  • Management
  • Wellington

Join Whittaker's, an iconic NZ company. We need a Shift Manager to help produce our quality product. Sound like you?

Machine Operators

  • Food & Dairy
  • Production
  • Wellington

An opportunity for experienced Machine Operators to become part of the Whittaker' family. If that sounds like you, let's talk.

Production Manager

  • Manufacturing & Trades
  • Operations Management
  • Wellington

Wanted. A versatile Production Manager experienced in lean manufacturing and building industry components