Principal Primary Engineer (SA/VIC)

Date Job Posted: June 10, 2024
  • Location: South Australia, South Australia
  • Type: Engaged
  • Job #204
  • Salary: $220,000

About the company

Consolidated Power Projects Australia (CPP) is an industry leader in utility and renewable high-voltage power solutions. CPP specialise in the design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of high voltage infrastructure such as transmission substations, wind farms and battery storage systems.

With over 550 employees and offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, CPP are preferred partners with Australia’s major transmission network providers and are rapidly growing to play a significant role in connecting Australia’s energy future. 

About the role

We are seeking a Principal Primary Engineer to join CPP’s large in-house engineering and design team working on major substation and connection projects.  The Principal Engineer will oversee the development of high-quality designs for primary high-voltage (HV) systems.  You will collaborate with other Engineers and Designers within the business and develop designs associated with HV systems drawing upon your primary engineer expertise including Electrical Engineering Studies.

You will provide excellence in primary engineering and partner with our specialists in secondary, civil, structural, transmission lines and site services engineering.
Key responsibilities

  • Provide specialist input into multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Accountability and responsibility for the delivery of design outcomes for projects.
  • Maintain a knowledge and understanding of trends in engineering design, project management and contract administration.
  • Provide leadership and technical direction for work undertaken by the company.
  • Undertake engineering tasks to ensure a high level of accuracy and efficiency according to the company standards of operation.
  • Adhere to company guidelines for task management to ensure works are undertaken and services delivered to the highest possible standard.
  • Ensure all aspects of the quality management system are followed.
  • Monitor project efficiency by reviewing performance against budget and implement actions to ensure targets are met.
  • Ensure cost effective solutions are achieved by providing technical input into and review of outputs.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience at a senior level within a project-based construction company
  • Demonstrated experience in design, including evidence of large project involvement and the ability to lead designs
  • Evidence of a high level of ability in the preparation and review of Engineering Drawings
  • Experience in the application of:
    • ISO9000/QA processes and procedures,
    • Electric Engineering codes of practice and industry standards
  • Proven experience in preparing tenders


  • Tertiary Qualifications in Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Chartered / Professional Engineer (preferred)
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