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Project Engineer - Renewable (Solar & BESS)

  • Published: February 6, 2023
  • Location: North Sydney, Australia.
  • Job Type: Full-time
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About the Position

As a Project Engineer, you will support the development team in progressing various utility-scale PV, BESS and hybrid projects. The role is broad and will cover early to late-stage projects, from a planning, engineering and grid connection perspective.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the development and engineering team to understand the specific grid connection and planning requirements for new sites
  • Develop skills at using utilising publicly available data sources and collaborate with Hanwha’s project partners
  • Work with the commercial team to develop up suitable CAPEX and OPEX cost estimates related to the project development
  • Support the submission of connection enquiries, preliminary enquiries and support early discussions with NSP’s
  • Develop concept electrical engineering designs (SLD and general arrangements) and understand spatial requirements for equipment and substation locations
  • Support the development of RFQ’s and facilitate the engagement of consultants to support the development process
  • Facilitate the preparation of grid connection and planning studies by consultants
  • Participate in the negotiation of technical requirements with relevant NSP’s, councils and regulatory bodies, and use your technical knowledge to ensure a reasonable solution is found to any technical problems
  • Collaborate with key OEM(s) on developing technical solutions best suited for the respective project, with consideration of portfolio wide implications
  • Provide input to the development team with regards to key technical, commercial or timeline risk that projects may face
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the regulatory and technology environments to ensure all opportunities and future challenges are considered by the development team
  • Suggest process improvements, included but not limited to technologies and platforms that can be developed in-house to create a more effective process
  • Provide routine reporting as scheduled and ad-hoc as required.


  • Tertiary Electrical Engineering qualifications or similar disciplines
  • Experience in solar PV and/or battery energy storage systems
  • Familiarity with NEM grid connection requirements including the National Electricity Rules and relevant AEMO / NSP requirements
  • Familiarity with DA and planning requirements
  • Familiarity with power system modelling software including PSSe and PSCAD
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD or similar CAD tools
  • Knowledge of products, systems, and market sectors within industry
  • A current drivers’ license.

What’s in it for you

You will also get the opportunity to work with fantastic, fun, engaged and innovative team in the energy sector. You will have an ongoing opportunities and career development. We have a great culture and flexible working environment with hybrid working from home and office policy for all our employees. You and your position will grow and expand as our company grows and evolves into the leading energy retailer of the future. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to join in a growing 100% carbon neutral energy company backed by a Fortune 500 company!!

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