First listed on: 27 May 2024

Project Engineer

About us: 

CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy own and operate the electricity distribution networks servicing 1.9 million customers located across 65% of Victoria. These customers include a large number of households, as well as commercial and industrial businesses, world class arts, health and sporting precincts, popular tourism regions and the biggest infrastructure projects in Victoria. 

We provide reliable, safe and affordable electricity and our businesses are independently rated as the best in the country for their efficiency. Sustaining this is all the more critical and challenging as greater electrification of homes, fleets and industries becomes a core strategy for reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change.    

We value inclusive leadership and teams and celebrate the results of succeeding together. 
But our greatest priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and the communities we operate within. 

About the role: 

The Project Engineer role is responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of high quality, efficient and cost effective design and project engineering services to support the delivery of projects for internal and external clients through proactive design management of complex multi-disciplinary projects.

The role will also provide a wide variety of project engineering services to the Energy Solutions and Major Projects including commissioning support, site support and procurement support.

What you’ll deliver:

  • Ensuring design outcomes meet scope and that quality levels are maintained through the project lifecycle.
  • Report on project status, maintain program and tracking to milestone dates.  Design reporting will include fortnightly reviews of the RFI, variation, risk registers and the cost tracking earned value tool.
  • Coordinate the various disciplines as required including; Underground, Primary, Protection & Control, Secondary, Communications and SCADA for life of project.
  • Liaise with Energy Solutions Business Development or Electricity Network Planning teams to develop design scope of works.
  • Lead ‘value engineering’ workshops during the bid/scoping phase to ensure best value for overall project.
  • Preparation and review of ITP’s for FAT and SAT.
  • Liaise between design, construction and commissioning teams during project lifecycle.

To succeed in the role, you’ll have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
  • Previous experience in managing a number of diverse projects simultaneously.
  • Proven ability to apply project management principles, in an electricity distribution, sub-transmission, transmission and/or infrastructure industry.
  • Knowledge of the design process and the design activities undertaken by the team.
  • Project management qualification and/or accreditations (desirable).

Your career with us:

We have a diversity of teams across our business, all contributing to great customer and community outcomes. Our people are our most important asset, and we continually invest in nurturing their capability. We proudly strive to provide a safe, inclusive and sustainable environment where all our people feel respected, valued and supported to bring their whole selves to work and be the best they can be. 

With an embedded Inclusion & Diversity Strategy and initiatives like our Women in Power networking group, and Sparkle, our LGBTIQ+ allies pride network, we’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees.  We are proud to be recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for all women. Click here for more information on how we create and support a diverse and equitable workplace.  

Understand how our benefits can support you. We offer a health and wellbeing subsidy (up to $600 per year), paid parental leave of up to 15 weeks for the primary carer, and more.  

What’s next? 

Research shows that whilst men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalised candidates tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet all criteria, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a chat and see if you could be a match.

If you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily check every box, or would like to discuss a different or flexible way of working, please still get in touch with us at

Please submit your application via our careers website by 6 June 2024. For the full Position Description, please reach out to Luke Castro from the Talent team at

We encourage applications from all communities; people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. 

If you require adjustments as part of the recruitment process to accommodate your needs, please don’t hesitate to discuss these with us. 

Beon, CitiPower Powercor and United Energy recognise Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and acknowledge their ancient and continuing connection to Country.

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