Senior Design Engineer

Position category: Engineering
Position code: FWG45001

A well-established renewable energy consultancy with a strong track record in Australia and across the Pacific is looking to hire a Senior Design Engineer to be the subject matter expert on designing MV systems, HV and grid connection assets for, mainly solar and BESS projects. This will include signing off on detailed electrical design reports for those assets.

Their culture is defined by people who are clever, curious and caring. They have a relaxed, fun vibe and people enjoy each other’s company, and look forward to seeing each other on Monday mornings. This is not a long hours consulting culture and the people who work there value the flexibility they have. This person will be given the time to be the subject matter expert to enable them to share their knowledge and to mentor the junior engineers. This is a crucial aspect to the role.


  • A Degree, with a Masters preferred, in electrical engineering and ideally CPEng (but gaining that will be supported).
  • Experience in PV array and BESS design and use of PVSyst is useful but more important are the following:
    • Cable, transformer, switchgear, and protection specification and sizing, for DC, LV AC, and MV AC applications.
    • Earthing grid design.
    • Elek Cable HV, PowerFactory (protection module), XGSLab.
    • Substation design to AS2067.
    • SCADA and Auxiliary system design.
    • Experience developing commissioning plans and test records.
    • Overhead cable design for MV AC applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including strong report writing, skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the patience and empathy required to be a mentor.
  • Permanent resident or Australian Citizen.


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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