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Design Manager Renewables

Apply now Job ID: 593470
Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Design & Planning, Construction

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

Design Manager – Pre-Contracts

Downer is one of Australia’s largest and most experienced providers in the and Infrastructure projects and Utilities markets.

We’re currently seeking to recruit a Design Manager to join the Pre-Contracts team who has experience in the Renewable Energy (Solar and Battery) market.

This opportunity is accountable for value engineering all elements of the Engineering team’s tender design input to the Renewable Energy pre-contracts bid team. This role involves making strategic decisions for best-for-project results while reviewing designs, reviewing BoQ’s, managing consultant interface, liaising with Original Equipment Manufacturers, and driving value for money and certainty in delivery outcomes.


  • Project Management and its application within a construction organisation and understand the importance and requirement to complete projects to time, budget, and quality parameters.
  • Leadership skills will also be key as will a passion for customer focused outcomes, driving safety, quality, and sustainability, along with the ability to demonstrate strong communication skills, and a collaborative nature. Both are key with engaging with multiple internal Engineering Managers.
  • Strong understanding of all aspects project delivery, including contractual structures and management.
  • Experience with end-to-end delivery of large infrastructure projects including operator involvement and whole-of-life considerations through design and delivery into operations.


  • Engineering or related qualifications with deep understanding of both Civil and Electrical design for renewable power systems.
  • 3D CAD system experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership that strives towards the commitment to Safety in Design and Zero Harm.
  • Strong understanding of construction practices and methodologies through personal experience on site as a Project Engineer or similar.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication skills
  • Mature, proactive, resourceful, hands-on with good initiatives and ability to leverage organisational resources.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work fast under pressure and willing to make tough decisions.



  • 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 lead the design of utility scale renewable projects nationwide as part of a leading company in the sector
  • 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 located nationwide
  • 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.


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