General Manager Engineering

Position category: Engineering
Location: Sydney CBD
Position code: FWG35004

General Manager Engineering


Sydney, NSW


A global engineering and energy company with a number of business units well established in Australia are managing the development or acquisition, and operations of unregulated, low emissions electricity, hydrogen and clean fuel generation and storage assets. This business unit plays a strategic role in enabling the company’s growth and transition to net zero emissions. This will include pumped hydro, centralised battery, renewables generation, hydrogen and other clean fuel infrastructure assets.

The GM Engineering will build and lead a multi-disciplinary engineering team, as well as managing external technical advisors, suppliers and contractors. The GM Engineering will be hands on in managing all technical and engineering aspects across multiple energy generation, energy storage and clean fuel technologies to ensure that all projects meet technical best practice outcomes and deliver on the strategic, commercial, quality, safety, operations and performance objectives.


  • Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical or Civil), preferably with CPEng.
  • Significant experience in the design and engineering management of complex projects within the energy sector.
  • Technical, practical, and commercial expertise, including proven ability in all technical aspects relating to the delivery of complex, large-scale energy infrastructure.
  • Preferably experience in leading and managing multidisciplinary internal and external engineering teams.
  • Experience of front-end engineering design and value engineering processes.
  • Experience in the application and embedding of Safety in Design concepts and processes.
  • Experience of managing the preparation of Principal Project Requirements within an EPC Contract and in services, supply and procurement sub-contracts as required.
  • Experience of preparing and implementing quality assurance plans for energy infrastructure projects.
  • Ability to interpret and apply technical engineering standards.
  • Knowledge and experience of the National Electricity Market and the electricity sector.
  • Experience in renewables, hydropower generation, BESS and/or clean fuel technologies highly desirable.
  • Permanent resident or Australian Citizen.



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