Head of Project Engineering


About this job

  • Market: Energy
  • Industry: Renewable Energy
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Australia

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Friday, February 17, 2023

About this role: Head of Project Engineering

  • Be based in Melbourne
  • Focus on Microgrids 100kw+
  • Well established company with great career prospects.

Our client is an Australian engineering company specialising in renewable energy. They are leading the way in the development of distributed energy resources (DERs) solutions for commercial customers. Their mission is to provide our customers with the best solutions that implement clean energy investment, reduce costs significantly, are future focused and meet sustainability objectives

The Role

Due to their expansion plans in 2023, they have engaged us to find a Head of Project Engineering. You will be managing the engineering & technical services team. You will also provide innovative power solution comprising of Microgrids to our Industrial and commercial customers to optimise their power costs and energy efficiency. Reporting to the COO, you will be:
  • Working with Sales team to evaluate customer data to provide efficient technical solutions suitable to the commercial parameters of the opportunity.
  • Providing support to Origination team with technical assessment of site and drawings Allocating engineering resources to jobs and ensuring delivery of high quality & efficient design & engineering support
  • Developing technical solution as defined in the Solution Design Phase including preliminary Solar array roof layouts, Single Line Diagrams, Electrical protection schemes, storage solution definition, system operational synopsis and system arrangement.
  • Overseeing the application of permits associated with the project including grid applications with DNSP’s. Build Capex and Opex models in preparation for the determination of an FID.
  • Advising the engineering team on-site inspections and develop templates for proper engineering reviews Overseeing preparation of full work packs including drawings, functional, technical and performance specifications, engineering assessments, bills of materials and scopes of work.
  • Assisting Project Development in the compilation of project RFQs, management of response to technical queries from vendors and provide technical oversight to the evaluation of tenders by vendors.
  • Developing full performance specifications, drawings, single line diagrams, basis of design documents, DNSP connections and provide documentation required for Development Applications to Project Development.
  • Proactively responding to technical queries from installers & EPC’s.
  • Conducting site visit to assess compliance in Work pack specifications.
  • Representing the company as owner’s engineer in acceptance of ITP’s, commissioning and subsequent completion of commissioning results to enable Commercial Operation.
  • Supporting commissioning of projects once deployed in the field, including the development of the commissioning processes Providing technical advice to O&M team and assist in the auditing of performance guarantees and where required fault finding support.
  • Supporting AM Team on Continual monitoring of installed systems for performance management and optimization

What you need to bring:

In order to be successful for this role, you will need:
  • CEC accreditation suitable for on-grid systems & battery storage Degree qualified in solar, electrical or mechanical engineering
  • 15 to 20 years of Engineering experience with 6-8 years in the design of commercial level solar systems 100kW+ through to utility multi MW systems.
  • Good understanding of electrical Power systems Excellent Control and Instrumentation skills, knowledge and experience Desired skill in embedded networks and microgrid systems.
  • Proven experience in project delivery particularly delivery on time & to deadlines Experience in maintaining operating equipment and fault finding where required Desired knowledge or interest in digitalization and Artificial Intelligence data science
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks and encourage other team members to meet deadlines Customer service focus with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the following PV Syst, Nearmaps, AutoCAD, Homer, PowerCADWell-organized and responsible with an aptitude in problem-solving Familiarity with technical and commercial evaluation of projects / solutions


  • An attractive salary package is on offer for the right candidate
  • the opportunity to work with the senior management of a company well positioned to make the World a cleaner place to live.
  • Lead a team of Project Engineers to work on various exciting projects in Australia

Anything Else?

Anything Else?

Brunel is a powerful global network, connecting the most talented and experienced specialists with both present-day and pioneering projects. With 100+ offices and more than 12,000 specialists around the world, we deliver people and workforce services that transform global projects in Life sciences, Renewable Energy, Oil and Gas, Infrastructure, Future Mobility and Mining. Proudly the number one specialist recruiter in Renewable Energy worldwide leaning on our global team of experts to attract the best talent.

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.

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Your consultant, Gareth Clarke is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use this number:

Account manager

Gareth Clarke
Brunel Energy Australia Brisbane