• Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #156
  • Salary: $184,000

About the company
Enerven specializes in the design, construction, and maintenance of electrical, renewable energy, and telecommunications infrastructure. They operate across the energy network, covering everything from generation to residential projects, offering end-to-end project delivery or flexible options tailored to individual client preferences

About the role
The Electrical Engineering function is accountable to the Technical Development Manager and is responsible for providing electrical engineering design, studies and project support for substation and renewables programs.

The Senior and Principal Electrical Engineer is accountable to the Lead Electrical Engineer and Technical Development Manager respectively and is responsible for providing expertise and technical authority of electrical engineering studies for substations and renewables. The Senior/Principal Electrical Engineer will be responsible to mentor and develop engineers within the Electrical Engineering discipline, as well as lead the development and delivery of processes, procedures and templates to improve the efficiency and quality of engineering output.

The Senior/Principal Electrical Engineer will have a key working relationship with the business development team supporting complex projects to ensure optimal solutions by assisting in preparation of conceptual designs, estimates and project proposals.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide Electrical Engineering support & expertise in the area of substations & renewables.
  • Produce engineering deliverables, develop & maintain Technical Authority/ expertise of the nature: Earthing Design, HV/LV Cable Design, PVSyst, Arc Flash, PV Design & calculations, HC Primary Plan Specifications. 
  • Lead, Mentor and develop other electrical engineers/ graduate engineers and undergraduate engineers.
  • Deliver processes, procedures, and templates to improve the efficiency and quality of engineering designs for Utility Substations and Renewables.
  • As required act as a Design Manager for the engineering & design project team.
  • Ensure compliance of design with relevant design standards, regulations & Australian Standards.
  • Implement Value engineering initiatives throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Provide site based engineering support as needed through construction & commissioning.

Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of substation general design and engineering principles
  • Knowledge of renewables general design and engineering principles
  • Knowledge of Earthing engineering, HV cable engineering, Arc Flash Calculations
  • Knowledge of LV system calculation, engineering & tools
  • Knowledge of Solar design, engineering & PVSyst
  • Knowledge in developing and reviewing protection and control schemes for distance, differential, and feeder over current and other common protections and major substation equipment.
  • Knowledge in relay setting and calculations and coordination.
  • Knowledge of relevant civil/structural components of substations and distribution and transmission systems.
  • Knowledge of contracts (scope management, contractual obligations & their applications)
  • Management skills in leading, developing & mentoring engineers.
  • Technical Management skills in leading, structuring & delivering


  • University degree in Engineering with Energy applicable focus

  • Project and Design Leadership / Management experience

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