Head of Owner’s Engineering - Australia
3d ago

The role

will be focused on growing our existing team and capabilities in the sector, while consolidating and improving processes and delivering high levels of growth.

Services including feasibility studies, conceptual design, tendering and construction and commissioning management.

Responsibilities include :


  • Manage the delivery of Owners Engineer projects in Australia and support the wider Asian Pacific region
  • Advise on project execution globally
  • Build links with our internal resources, achieving a balance of recruitment and co-operation
  • Lead the recruitment, development and coordination of our Owner’s Engineering team
  • Proficiency in proposal and report writing, ensuring delivery of quality reports produced in English
  • Coordinate the production of proposals and win new work
  • Coordination

  • Project manage and project direct large and / or complex owner’s engineering assignments
  • Contribute to growth, taking on new responsibilities in markets or sectors and supporting the smooth running of the team.
  • Collaborate with the wider teams across the Group, including technical head, country heads, and service leads
  • Play an active role in the development of the renewable energy business and teams in Australia
  • Good inter-personal and conflict resolution skills with an ability to lead, persuade and coordinate a variety of stakeholders with integrity
  • Setting the standard

  • Improving template documentation and processes to ensure quality of delivery
  • Co-operating with the wider group to ensure quality of standards worldwide
  • Developing in-house tools for delivering and managing work effectively
  • Establishing guidelines for consultants to follow and training them to achieve a consistent approach / output
  • Ability to offer definitive advice on project execution issues based on knowledge, experience and sound judgement
  • Strong focus on quality and safety
  • World-class expertise in a specific aspect of renewable energy technology or application would be an advantage
  • Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering required, post graduate qualification in related subject advantageous
  • Strong experience in the design and construction of utility scale renewable energy assets with a minimum of 5 years and preferably 10 years’ career experience
  • Past experience in a senior Owners Engineering role at a consultancy preferred
  • Strong knowledge of at least one of : wind; solar; storage, and demonstrable knowledge of at least one other of these technologies
  • On-site experience, previous work as a contractor desirable
  • Chartered or Professional Engineer status, RPEQ preferable
  • Demonstrated aptitude in consulting / managing clients / service delivery;
  • Proven Project Management skills with the demonstrated ability to plan, prioritise and execute efficiently within a demanding environment
  • Good knowledge of relevant Australian and international technical standards and working practices
  • Ability to communicate and report on project issues, summarising key results and impacts for non-technical audiences
  • Qualification and experience as an electrical engineer, including with HV grid connections, would be highly regarded
  • The Person

    You will be a highly professional engineer with a drive to deliver technical excellence to match the RINA renewables team ethos.

    You will be an effective technical thinker with strong analytical problem solving skills and a collaborative approach. You will be keen to continue developing your skills and to support and mentor the development of less experienced team members.

    As a strong communicator you will have well-developed report writing and presentation skills with acute attention to detail.

    You will thrive on customer engagement and be skilled in understanding their needs and building lasting relationships.

    Your customer focus and sound technical judgment will equip you to achieve your project objectives. You will know the best way to manage your projects and apply your knowledge of project management methodologies and practices daily.

    You will work well in all scenarios and as a self-manager’ take satisfaction from using your initiative and taking accountability.

    You will have a can-do attitude and be excited by the opportunity to lead in a relational team environment with a flat management structure and strong emphasis on personal responsibility, cooperation and information sharing.

    The Company

    RINA is a global corporation providing testing, inspection, certification and consulting services across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors.

    We have been at the forefront of providing innovative and technical solutions for more than 150 years, working closely with clients as a trusted partner, assisting them in the most effective, safe and sustainable way.

    Through a global network of 3,700 talented professionals, operating in 170 offices in 65 countries, we support our clients across the entire life cycle of their projects.

    Facing new challenges, adapting to new contexts and being where big things happen : working with us means turning our clients’ ideas into success.

    You will transform challenges into opportunities and brilliant ideas into excellent solutions.

    RINA has a strong renewables and energy storage team based in Manly, NSW and has supported clients to develop and construct many of the utility scale projects at the forefront of Australia’s energy revolution.

    RINA is also open to employing strong candidates based in Melbourne where we have a small but growing team.


    We offer a positive, flexible and open work culture with competitive salaries and real opportunities for professional development.

    As part of our growing team you’ll find yourself working with world-class clients in a variety of market sectors


    Business units Energy; Energy / Power and Renewables

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