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Senior Engineer Electrical - Power

Apply now Job ID: 589757
Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Newcastle
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.

Position summary

Downer has a long history of delivering transport infrastructure projects under a variety of contracting models. Services include the design and construction of light rail, heavy rail, signalling, track and station works, rail safety technology, bridges and roads. Within

Infrastructure Projects, our Engineering Services business operates three engineering sectors: Water & Wind, Power Systems and Industrial, Transport & Resources.  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.

Our Engineering Services business is built on two market sectors:

  • Water & Technology - focusing on water utilities, process control, digital engineering, decarbonisation technologies and critical infrastructure resilience.
  • Power & Renewables – focusing on power generation, distribution and the transformation of the energy sector.

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.  Due to the growth in securing and delivering large-scale Power and Infrastructure projects, we have an opportunity for a Senior Power Systems Engineer to be based at our Hexham office in Newcastle and join our national design team and be part of the successful delivery of our project portfolio.


The role will require you to:

  • Prepare scopes of work, specifications, and estimates for all stages of the project lifecycle, including concept, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies.
  • Produce detailed and “Approved for Construction” (AFC) electrical designs.
  • Undertake Power System Analysis using SKM PTW or similar products to study power system networks for load flow, fault level, harmonics, protection schemes and arc flash
  • Prepare earthing systems designs using CDEGs
  • Produce switchyard and substation designs.
  • Specify, evaluate and select HV & LV equipment.
  • Work with our other discipline engineers including control systems, mechanical & structural engineers as well as our construction and installation teams to produce complete solutions.
  • Undertake on-site HV & LV testing and commissioning (Both local and remote sites).


  • Engineering Degree (Electrical), with an Electrical Trade Licence highly regarded.
  • Experience in power system design, software modelling and calculation, together with preparation of estimates for engineering design works.
  • Experience in electrical design, fault finding and commissioning of industrial power systems plant and equipment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, along with an open and collaborative attitude.
  • Awareness of safety systems, legislation codes and contractual documentation.


  • 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.

Downer works to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace that facilitates opportunity and respect. Our focus on gender and cultural inclusiveness is active and ongoing, and through various initiatives we aim to help close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous communities.

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