• Senior Renewable Energy Project Manager/Engineer - Octopus Australia South Yarra VIC
  • Octopus in South Yarra VIC, , Australia
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  • 1 month ago

jobs description

Company Description

We are looking for a Project Manager/Project Engineer to join the Octopus Australia team in our Melbourne office. The successful applicant will be able to join the Octopus Investments Australia team on their mission to accelerate Australia's transition to a future powered by renewable energy.

About Octopus Group

Octopus Group is one of the largest owners of renewable energy projects in Europe and Australia. It owns some 260 assets, on behalf of wholesale and institutional investors. Domestically, Octopus Australia is responsible for managing over $1 billion of assets for local and international investors.

Octopus Investments Australia

Established in 2018, Octopus Australia is a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of over 50 highly skilled people which spans the expertise required to realise and operate a renewable energy and storage portfolio.

With an existing multi-GW portfolio of operating and development assets, including solar, wind and grid battery storage... across the country. We are continuing to grow to create a long-term business that can deliver a firmed energy product to meet the evolving needs of Australia’s energy future.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for the delivery of Octopus’s projects at all stages of the project lifecycle including origination/investment, development, construction and operation.

Our project managers/engineers are expected to:
• Manage the construction stage delivery of renewable energy projects, managing scope, program, budget and stakeholder engagement to achieve best for project outcomes.
• Provide engineering support to the wider business including:
• Providing technical input into due diligence for investment processes.
• Supporting development and procurement activities.
• Evaluation of operating plant performance and investigation of issues.
• Supporting with investor relations.


We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:
• Experience managing the construction stage delivery of Renewable energy hybrid and/or BESS projects.
• Exceptional project and contract management skills. The candidate must be highly organised, confident in managing large and complex contracts and able to handle relationships with project stakeholders effectively, sometimes in challenging circumstances.
• Strong understanding of engineering design processes. Evidence of managing complex engineering activities in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Candidates must demonstrate a commercial mindset and in particular be able to consider technical challenges in a broader commercial and investment context.
• Knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental practices, legislation, and requirements.
• A strong team player with the attitude to deliver results collaboratively.
• A self-starter with tenacity, initiative, and a willingness to learn.
• Eligibility to work in Australia, visa sponsorship is not offered.
• Engineering qualifications. Candidates with an engineering background in renewable energy, electrical, civil or a related engineering discipline are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

What we offer
• 💰 A competitive salary package including bonus and medical insurance benefits
• ✈️ Extra Annual Leave entitlement
• 🏡 Flexible working
• Ongoing learning and career development opportunities

Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. We also understand the value of diversity, and we are dedicated to creating an inclusive workplace environment. We would welcome people of all backgrounds to apply. This role can be performed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Our Values

At Octopus we don’t just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone to shares our values of being straightforward, helpful, and bold. Our culture is critical to our success and is built around three principles that underpin how we pursue our goals:
• Be Bold – We like people who make decisions quickly and are OK changing their mind if it turns out there’s a better way of doing things.
• Be Helpful – We like People who behave like it always day one and who remember without our customers there is no business.
• Be Straightforward – We like people who have opinions and express them in a way that’s respectful and easy to understand.

Our Values

At our core, we believe that how a company behaves is just as important as what it does. That’s why we chose to become an accredited B Corp (the equivalent of a Fairtrade coffee stamp but for companies) and to change our Articles of Association so that the interests all our stakeholders – employees, customers, communities, environment and shareholders – are considered in every decision we make.  

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive employee experience for all. We promote equal opportunities for growth and development regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socio-economic background. We believe strongly that teams are at their best when every member of the team feels safe to bring their whole self to work
South Yarra VIC Australia


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