Project Engineer / Contracts Administrator - Renewable Energy

Vacancy number • PUB408590

Project Engineer / Contracts Administrator - Renewable Energy

  • Melbourne
  • Closes 4 August
  • 40 hours
  • Professional Bachelor

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About this job

  • Branch: Renewable Energy
  • Area of Expertise: Construction, Commissioning & Operations
  • Location: Melbourne

What is required?

  • hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Sunday, 4 August 2024


Brunel is partnering with a global, tier 1 EPC contractor to help build the project team on an iconic renewable energy project just outside of Melbourne. This role is key to the commercial controls team on-site and works closley with the project manager to ensure compliance with procurement and controls focussed on the electrical component of the project.

The project is one of the largest of it's type in Australia and will help firm the Victorian electrical grid for years to come.

About this role

This is a site based role with the project in early construction phase and looking to complete by the end of 2025. The ideal candidate will have extensive contract administration experience particularily with electrical or energy projects. The role requires the type of person who can work in a diverse project team, work closely with the subcontractors on site and advise on contract risks and seek opportunities for improvement.

Strong document handling skills and attention to detail is a must as well as negotiation and positive stakeholder management at all levels.


  • Degree in electrical engineering or similar / progressed in career from trade background.
  • Experience in large energy related projects particularily in renewables, substations or transmission.
  • Experience managing sub-contractors on site.
  • Experience negotiating and letting contracts.
  • Ability to forecast costs and budgets.
  • Strong oral and written communication as well as presentation skills.


  • Work with a tier 1, global EPC on exciting renewables projects.
  • Attractive package.
  • Get in on the ground level and grow within the business.

About Brunel

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.
Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.
Brunel is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

Empowering people is our business. Our specialist recruiters strive to connect talented individuals with opportunities that align not only with your immediate expectations, but your long-term career trajectory as well. Brunel has built a reputation for working with some of the world’s largest and most innovative businesses. Talk to us about how we can help you to reach your goals.

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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Chris Minehan quoting publication number: PUB408590

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