Project Development Engineer

Position category: Engineering
Position code: FWG31003

A Project Development Engineer opportunity exists in a renewable energy project development business that is growing to become a major long-term part of the renewable energy industry.

The Project Development Engineer will be responsible for working with the project development team on all technical aspects of a pipeline of renewable energy projects including managing external consultants, preliminary design work and writing or overseeing technical input to a variety of documents.


  • Assisting with all technical aspects for the pipeline of solar, wind and storage sites
  • Assisting with various tender submissions (ARENA, AEMO, State Government, PPA tenders etc.)
  • Working closely alongside the Grid Connections team to ensure optimal GPS and connection establishment on site-by-site basis
  • Assisting with development applications and associated technical studies
  • Working alongside the commercial team to provide technical inputs for financial models
  • Assisting with EPC tender processes once sites approach ready to build (RTB) status
  • Assisting with due diligence processes during sale and / or financial close phases


  • A Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Design experience of renewable energy projects
  • Experience of utility scale project development processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Engineering consulting experience from an engineering firm is highly regarded
  • Well-developed experience in writing tenders, submission, plans and technical reports
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency.


Freshwater Group

Freshwater Group is a best practice renewable energy recruitment business that focuses on all renewable and low carbon emission, energy efficiency and disruptive clean technology businesses as well as energy infrastructure, storage, and management.

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