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Project Engineer (Lower Res)

LocationBrisbane, QLD
Work TypeFull time
Positions2 Positions
Published At:2 months ago
  • Project Engineer
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Scheduling
Job no: NH8G4
Category: Borumba

About us

Queensland Hydro is a publicly owned entity established by the Queensland Government to design, deliver, operate and maintain long duration pumped hydro energy storage assets that will be the cornerstone for the transformation of the state’s energy system. The mega project encompasses managing the design and construction of dams, an underground power station, mechanical and electrical infrastructure, as well as substantial upgrades to roads and bridges.

The organisation will drive delivery of world-class pumped hydro assets to provide the long-term storage and reliability needed to power Queensland’s clean energy future. The organisation will play a critical role in assisting the Queensland Government to meet its renewable energy targets and net zero emissions by 2050, supporting the shift in the Australian economy to a decarbonised energy system.

About the role

The Project Engineer will have a versatile role within the lower reservoir project team with a focus on providing both engineering and project management expertise to ensure successful execution of the agreed project objectives. A key responsibility will be to ensure sound engineering and project management fundamentals are adopted and implemented, while ensuring compliance to internal policies, procedures and project delivery framework.

Additional role accountabilities and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Supporting the development of project management plans, business cases, strategies and reports to obtain internal gate and funding approvals.
  • Supporting the project controls team with information to enable development of project schedules and budgets, and delivery of accurate and timely project, cost tracking and reporting.
  • Liaising and coordinating with internal and external groups dealing with land access, environmental approvals, cultural heritage, native title, and statutory authorities to ensure site access and associated risks are understood and managed.
  • Providing input into contracting strategies, work scopes, tender documents, tenders evaluations and contract recommendations by working closely with the contracts and procurement team to ensure optimum contract performance is achieved.
  • Engaging with internal and external engineering and design specialists, ensuring scope and engineering principles are robust and consistent with expectations.
  • Working collaboratively across diverse project teams; inspiring creativity and action and influencing broadly to reach optimal outcomes for the business.
  • Offering advice and coordinating responses to technical issues, risks, or information requests both internally and externally from consultants and contractors.
  • Advocating for a safety, quality, and innovation-focused culture.

About you

In addition to a degree in Civil Engineering or a similar discipline, to be successful in this role, you will also ideally possess:

  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant post-graduate experience.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and major civil construction activities.
  • Competence in the evaluation and interpretation of data.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and Regulations.
  • Experience working on major infrastructure projects within Government-owned entities.
  • Experience with roads, large dams, hydro power/pumped storage schemes civil or structural components.
  • Experience in the development of project management plans and/or formal training or accreditation in project management (AIPM, PMI or equivalent) 

What we offer

  • 12.75% superannuation
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives, which include our Employee Assistance Program, Mates in Construction Membership and discounted health insurance.
  • 4 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • Salary packaging 

How to apply

To play a key role in one of Australia’s most significant energy investments please don’t hesitate to apply via our Live Hire Portal by clicking the ‘Apply’ link. If not for you, please share or visit www.qldhydro.com.au to review additional vacancies.  

Applications Close – Friday 8 March 2024

For additional information regarding this vacancy, please email enquiries to careers@qldhydro.com.au.

Please note: As part of our recruitment and selection process, shortlisted applicants may be required to undertake background checks. These may include a police check, psychometric testing, a pre-employment medical assessment; and/or drug & alcohol testing. 

Queensland Hydro is an equal opportunity employer, and our people strategy focuses on balanced leadership, values diverse backgrounds and fosters a culture of inclusion.


  • Published on 23 Feb 2024, 6:22 AM