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Hunter Valley, Newcastle
Engineering (All disciplines), Project Management
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Senior Project Engineer (Electrical)

Apply now Job ID: 546505
Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Hunter Valley, Newcastle
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Project Management

Who we are

Downer is a diversified engineering and services business. With over 19,000 employees we build strong relationships of trust with our customers, truly understanding and predicting their needs and bringing them world leading insights and solutions.

Downer’s Engineering, Construction & Maintenance division supports our customers through the asset life cycle, from initial feasibility and design through to construction, commissioning, operation, ongoing asset management and decommissioning.

Position summary

This is an exciting and challenging new senior role within our Major Projects team where you will grow your skills and experience as well as our business across the Northern NSW, QLD and WA regions. This is a permanent residential role based in Hexham (Newcastle) with some travel required in line with project requirements.


Reporting to the Lead Engineer – Major Projects, this role will:

  • Oversee and manage a multi-discipline engineering design team towards successful delivery of the client’s scope of works within agreed budgets and timeframes;
  • Provide strong leadership to team members by conveying clear direction, technical guidance and professional support as and when required;
  • Liaise with and build strong, positive relationships with the client acting as the primary point of contact for all communications;
  • Co-ordinate and lead engineering resources, including estimating project resource needs;
  • Develop and manage budgets and maintain an accurate forecasting of costs;
  • Develop and track the project’s progress to schedule;
  • Ensure regular and routine updates are delivered both client-side and to internal Downer stakeholders;



  • Relevant tertiary qualifications;
  • Experience in an engineering design environment along with preparation of estimates for engineering design works;
  • Strong business development skills and the ability to build positive relationships with existing clients as well as identifying opportunities for new client leads;
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management principals and experience in successful project delivery;
  • Experience in electrical design, fault finding and commissioning of industrial plant;  
  • Ability to work within strict budgets and timeframes;  
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
  • An open and collaborative attitude to work effectively within a team;
  • Personal drive to go above and beyond to develop and grow the electrical business;



  • The opportunity to work within an energetic, highly skilled team, with a focus on producing logical smart designs through innovation and collaboration;
  • The ability to work on a diverse range of designs, taking on new and exciting challenges with projects across the world;
  • A workplace that focuses on Zero Harm, making safety a core part of everything we do;
  • Truly flexible working conditions incorporating part time/casual and job share opportunities throughout various office locations.

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