General Manager Power Generation - Alinta Energy - EngineeringCareer

First listed on: 12 November 2017

General Manager Power Generation

A bit about us:

Alinta Energy is a leading Australian utility with an owned and contracted generation portfolio of ~2,000 MW, approximately 800,000 electricity and gas retail customers and over 450 employees across Australia and New Zealand.

Operating Australia’s largest contracted gas generation portfolio, Alinta Energy is the only truly national electricity and gas company spanning the South West Interconnected System (SWIS), North West Interconnected System (NWIS) and South East Pilbara region of Western Australia (WA) as well as the National Electricity Market (NEM). Alinta operates in five of Australia’s six states as well as New Zealand.

Real Value

This newly created role provides senior leadership to our national power generation function. You will be reporting to the Executive Director Merchant Energy and responsible for the profitability of this high profile business, supported by a team of 80 people.

The purpose of your role will be developing and implementing excellence in engineering and operational management, to safely meet agreed performance targets at power stations across Australia and New Zealand.

The role has responsibility for multiple functions including operations and maintenance, asset and commercial management and engineering. Key to your success will be focusing on the improvement of asset performance and the maximisation of group revenue opportunities in line with the corporate strategy.

Participating as a member of the Merchant Energy leadership team, you will role model values based leadership and support our people in achieving our vision of becoming Australia’s most admired energy company.

The opportunity for growth is stunning. Surrounded by talented people that share your passion and direction plus technical challenges and commercial opportunities which bring the team together, your contribution will make a real difference at Alinta Energy.

What we’re looking for:

  • An applied science or engineering qualification
  • Formal management training and extensive experience in all aspects of the power generation industry
  • Previous accountability for financial results in a large business within the Australian energy market
  • A high level of commercial and business acumen is essential to assess opportunities in terms of costs, profits, markets and added value

Importantly, you will demonstrate the potential – engagement, aspiration and ability – to be considered as part of succession planning for future executive management opportunities. Your ability to set a benchmark for people leadership, promote a culture of Zero Harm and ensure our values are demonstrably “lived” within the business will be the key to success.


Enjoy a more inspiring career at Alinta Energy.

Applications close: 17th November 2017