Senior Consultant – Electrical - Australia (BB-E6B80)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk AU

Would you like to join a dynamic team at the forefront of revolution in the electricity industry?
RINA is an independent global engineering business, specialising in offering consulting engineering services through investment support and technical advisory for the renewable energy sector. We offer a complete package of services to investors, lenders, IPPs and developers.
We are currently looking for a Senior Consultant with strong electrical skills to join our teams in either Sydney (Manly) or Melbourne and to support our growth in this exciting sector and build on our success to date. You will find yourself working on a range of solar, wind and energy storage projects including interacting and overlapping with other teams in our renewables business unit. At RINA we work flexibly across borders so you can expect to work on projects in multiple geographies, including occasional travel and client meetings.

The Role
The role will be focused on delivering services in the renewable energy sector as both Owner’s Engineer and Independent Engineer, including feasibility, design, technical due diligence, construction monitoring, acceptance testing, performance and operational services, as well as winning and delivering new projects across the globe.
Responsibilities include:
Delivery Deliver projects in Australia, Asia and globally Assist with and coordinate the production of proposals and winning new work Proficiency in proposal and report writing, ensuring delivery of quality reports produced in English
Project manage large and/or complex pieces of work
Contribute to growth, taking on new responsibilities in markets or sectors and supporting the smooth running of the team.
Collaborate with the wider teams across the Group, including technical head, country heads, and service leads
Play an active role in the development of the renewable energy business and team in Australia
Setting the standard
Progressing our best practice and working standards for consulting within RINA
Developing in-house tools for delivering and managing work effectively
Contributing towards the establishment of company policy and standard positions pertaining to specific technical matters frequently raised by our clients
Establishing guidelines for consultants to follow and training them to achieve a consistent approach/output
Ability to offer definitive advice on electrical issues based on knowledge, experience and sound judgement
World-class expertise in a specific aspect of renewable energy technology or application would be an advantage
Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering required, post graduate qualification in related subject advantageous
Strong experience in the design and construction of electrical systems for utility scale renewable energy assets with a minimum of 5 years and preferably 10 years’ career experience
Chartered or Professional Engineer status, RPEQ preferable
Demonstrated aptitude in consulting/managing clients/service delivery; specific experience within the renewable energy sector preferable and prior experience working at an engineering consultancy in similar roles would be highly regarded
Experience with project budgets and cost estimations
An understanding of typical project structures and their associated contracts and agreements
Good knowledge of relevant Australian and international technical standards and working practices
Experience with the primary design, construction and operation of HV/MV substations and systems
Knowledge of secondary systems, including metering, control and protection is highly desirable
Good understanding of NER and familiarity with the grid connection process in Australia
Specific knowledge of inverter-based power conversion systems is desirable
Knowledge of DC systems and equipment desirable
Knowledge of steady state and transient power system studies and simulation software including PSS/E, DigSILENT Powerfactory, ETAP, etc would be highly regarded
Knowledge of related technologies including solar, wind and energy storage would be beneficial
Ability to communicate and report on technical findings, summarising key results and impacts for non-technical audiences
Strong appreciation of the technical, contractual and commercial aspects of delivering successful projects
The Person
You will be a highly professional Electrical Engineer with a drive to deliver technical excellence to match the RINA renewables team ethos. You will be an effective technical thinker with strong analytical problem solving skills and a collaborative approach. You will be keen to continue developing your skills and to support and mentor the development of less experienced team members. As a strong communicator you will have well-developed report writing and presentation skills with acute attention to detail. You will thrive on customer engagement and be skilled in understanding their needs and building lasting relationships.

Your customer focus and sound technical judgment will equip you to achieve your project objectives. You will know the best way to manage your projects and apply your knowledge of project management methodologies and practices daily. You will work well in all scenarios and as a ‘self-manager’ take satisfaction from using your initiative and taking accountability.

You will have a “can-do” attitude and be excited by the opportunity to work in a relational team environment with a flat management structure and strong emphasis on personal responsibility, cooperation and information sharing.

The Company
RINA is a global corporation providing testing, inspection, certification and consulting services across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors. We have been at the forefront of providing innovative and technical solutions for more than 150 years, working closely with clients as a trusted partner, assisting them in the most effective, safe and sustainable way. Through a global network of 3,700 talented professionals, operating in 170 offices in 65 countries, we support our clients across the entire life cycle of their projects. Facing new challenges, adapting to new contexts and being where big things happen: working with us means turning our clients’ ideas into success. You will transform challenges into opportunities and brilliant ideas into excellent solutions.

RINA has a strong renewables and energy storage teams based in Australia and has supported clients to develop and construct many of the utility scale projects at the forefront of Australia’s energy revolution.

RINA is also open to employing strong candidates based in Melbourne where we have a small but growing team.

We offer a positive, flexible and open work culture with competitive salaries and real opportunities for professional development.

As part of our growing team you’ll find yourself working with world-class clients in a variety of market sectors

Due to the amount of applications we receive on a daily basis unfortunately we are only able to respond to the successfully shortlisted candidates. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of applying for this position, your application was not successful on this occasion. We may however be able to contact you with a more relevant position at a later date.


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