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Senior Electrical Engineer - Power Infrastrucure

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Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines)

Who we are

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Our Mining, Energy and Industrial division provides engineering and construction, contract mining and asset services to customers in the resources, energy, power generation and industrial sectors. As part of this team, you’ll join a group of innovative thinkers who work together to deliver market-leading, safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly outcomes that exceed customer expectations.

Position summary

Our Engineering division is a market leader in the delivery of Power Infrastructure projects.  As we continue our evolution of growth and innovation, the best people are critical to our success in supporting our customers and catering to market demands.

Downer has been successful in securing and delivering a number of exciting large scale Power Transmission and Distribution Substations and power lines projects.

To optimise on new opportunities Downer is seeking an experienced Senior Electrical Engineer with HV substation and transmission experience to be based in our Brisbane office on a full time permanent basis.

The responsibility of the Senior Electrical Engineer will be to take a leadership role in preparation of substation electrical systems design including formulation of plant layouts, schematics, panel layouts, equipment selection, reports and drawings to support the delivery of our projects both individually and as a part of a multi-disciplinary and geographically dispersed engineering team.    


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering coupled with demonstrated experience in design and construction of large Power Infrastructure projects.
  • Experience gained in electrical substation design projects including specific skills in primary and/or secondary systems design.
  • Primary systems specific skills including plant layout and spacing, Substation Plant and Equipment rating, Insulation Coordination, Earthing, Lightning Protection, Lighting, AC & DC Maximum Demand, Cable rating, Network Analysis, Electromagnetic Field analysis, Noise and preparation of Plant Specifications.
  • Secondary systems specific skills including equipment specification and selection of protection relays, instrument transformers, power system monitoring equipment, online asset condition monitoring equipment, metering systems, inverters, solar tracking systems, fire and security systems, CCTV, etc.
  • Experience related to renewable energy electrical detailed design and/or waste water plants will be an advantage.
  • Ability to develop innovative technical solutions to electricity infrastructure problems and to challenge existing solutions.
  • Demonstrated capacity to identify innovations, realise opportunities and maximize value for money through the design process.
  • A demonstrated capacity to identify, manage and mitigate the key design risks in order that they do not adversely impact on the project through its lifecycle.
  • Highly developed skills in all forms of communication that enable effective interaction between management, employees, contractors and the ability to foster relationships with customers/clients.
  • Well-developed commercial, business, financial, conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership that strives towards the commitment to Safety in Design and Zero Harm.


  • The unique opportunity to work in an organisation where the safety of our people and the environment is at the forefront of all that we do
  • An opportunity to work on large scale Power Infrastructure projects
  • An opportunity to work for a major ASX listed company.
  • The ability to build your professional career in a multi-disciplined business environment.
  • A supportive and dynamic team
  • Great range of benefits for our employees

To apply for this role, please submit your resume via the links provided. Notwithstanding the location of this position, all qualified Australian citizens and permanent residents from all locations are encouraged to apply

For more information, please contact, however, applications must be made via the careers portal and will not be accepted via email.

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