Senior Solar Specialist


Sydney, NSW

Posted 5/23/2020

Australia - New South Wales, Sydney - AU

Job Summary

AECOM's market leading Industrial and Renewable Energy business in Australia is seeking to expand the team in Sydney. We are looking for an experienced Senior Solar Specialist who is eager to expand their career with an internationally recognised organisation.

We are an enthusiastic, close-knit team who enjoy the challenge of delivering a diverse portfolio of energy projects working with governments, regulators, utilities, new entrants, and major energy-users. We are currently delivering on a range of projects including design, Owner's Engineer and project management roles as well as front end work such site identification and evaluation, feasibility studies, concept design and grid connection studies associated with future generation and storage projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be actively involved in an innovative and highly motivated team of energy professionals currently delivering industrial, landmark utility scale solar, wind and energy storage projects throughout Australia and internationally. This role is for a passionate individual with a proven track record delivering engineering and project management services for utility-scale solar projects. You will ideally have a background in the engineering consulting industry working with renewable energy developers or asset owners. The successful candidate will have strong technical acumen and the desire to grow their career at AECOM.

As a Senior Solar Specialist you will be a senior member of the business and responsible for leading project teams and the delivery of these projects, mentoring junior team members, and developing and maintaining client relationships.

Minimum Requirements

  • Significant engineering consulting experience, particularly solar design at utility-scale
  • Project and engineering management of utility-scale solar projects including pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, concept designs, detailed designs, design reviews, site supervision, commissioning, testing, and acceptance
  • Leading and managing a multi-discipline team of engineers
  • Knowledge of the major power generation technologies and the major equipment OEMs and plant suppliers
  • Familiarity with the power project development process in Australia
  • Experience in the preparation of technical specifications for EPC, EPCM, and BOO contracts for the implementation of power projects
  • The desire and aptitude to drive business development activities is essential
  • Experience with other power generation technologies, e.g. energy storage, biofuels, or hydrogen advantageous.
  • Experience in contract administration advantageous
  • Ability to work independently, in teams and with our external clients and partners
  • Passionate about the renewable energy and working at the leading edge of the industry

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or higher) (electrical desirable but not essential)

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Power

Business Line Power & Industrial

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 235402BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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