Design Engineer - Wind technology

Melbourne, Australia

Job Reference 1192172

Location Melbourne, Australia

Industry Renewables - Onshore Wind

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Permanent

Date Added August 1, 2023

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Primary Design Engineer to be based in Melbourne for our client who operate predominately in the engineering of substations and HV infrastructure in the renewable energy and power transmission industries.


Location - Melbourne

Duration – Full time – Permanent



  • The Senior Engineer - Primary Electrical Design provides high quality advice and support associated with the installation of EHV and HV equipment and the modification of existing equipment in substations
  • Provision and assessment of new technology and innovation, technical and regulatory code compliance, standards, programs and provision of technical review capability, principally for the design engineering aspects of power engineering operations.
  • Contributes to the day-to-day delivery of engagements for clients, as well as undertakes other specific business performance and improvement roles as required. This includes mentoring of professionals and graduates.
  • Maintain excellent communications with existing clients and develop opportunities for engaging new clients.
  • Provide high calibre engineering and consulting services in the discipline area, including:
  • Substations, equipment, and layouts
  • EHV and HV earthing design and earth performance testing
  • Insulation co-ordination and lightning protection
  • Arc Flash
  • Provide technical reviews and support on projects
  • Assist Business Development Managers and Key Account Managers
  • Lead and develop capability of an effective team
  • Ensure compliance with the company quality management system (QMS)


Required Experience

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in design of HV installations and plant, particularly applied to high voltage electrical installations, power stations, switchyards, and substations.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems/risk management processes.
  • Ability to solve complex technical and operational problems, either through a systematic approach or innovation
  • Willingness to incorporate continuous improvement in own practice and contribute to team and organisational continuous improvement, including undertaking appropriate professional development opportunities



  • Tertiary qualifications in electrical engineering or a related discipline as required for admission as a member of the Institution of Engineers Australia, or another appropriate professional body
  • Chartered / Professional Engineer (desirable)


Please apply if you hold the above qualifications and experience. Due to the high volume of applications, unfortunately only successful candidates will be contacted.

Applicants must be eligible to live and work full time in Australia.

Please apply if you hold the above qualifications and experience. Due to the high volume of applications, unfortunately only successful candidates will be contacted.

If you have any questions please contact Tayla Jeromson by email

My client recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to promoting fairness, equity and diversity in its workplace hence we encourage applications from people with a variety of experience and backgrounds. In addition, we recognise that everyone’s personal circumstances differ and thus understand the importance of offering flexibility in the working arrangements of our personnel, to ensure that we attract and retain a diverse and dynamic workforce.


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