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Project Development Engineer

Alinta Energy

Location: Melbourne, Perth

Job Type: Full time


  • Permanent full-time role based in Perth/Melbourne with Hybrid work options
  • Great organisation culture, promoting a positive work/life balance
  • Bring your electrical engineering experience in development of greenfield and brownfield projects

About Alinta Energy:

At Alinta Energy, we’re constantly striving to do better. Whether it’s lowering customers costs, providing world class local service or sustainable energy, our aim is to be better. And to keep getting better day after day. Better for our customers. Better for Australia. And better for our environment.

We’re a leading Australian utility with an owned and contracted generation portfolio of 3,000MW, over 1 million combined electricity and gas retail customers, and around 1,000 employees across Australia and New Zealand. Supplying energy in Australia for over 20 years, today we’re a vertically integrated energy company providing generation, retail and wholesale supply of gas and electricity across Australia. We support the development of renewable energy generation and offer local customer service through support hubs in Perth, Western Australia and Morwell in Victoria.

Our Culture:

It’s an exciting time to become a part of our growing team at Alinta Energy. Our people are our greatest asset and we’re committed to a culture that’s focused on being better at providing great service externally and internally. An organisation where people truly matter. That’s better.

About The Role:

We are presently searching for multiple Project Development Engineers to join our Asset Strategy team situated in Perth. These positions report to the Project Development Manager and are responsible for the technical aspects of ideation, concept development and specification of new generation projects. These roles will coordinate inputs from OEM’s, specialist technical consultants and internal Alinta Energy stakeholders to develop the best energy solutions for our customers. They will work closely with the Planning and Environment Manager to design solutions that meet expected environmental outcomes and land use requirements.

These roles will contribute to both greenfield and brownfield projects until they reach final investment decision. Alinta Energy is seeking applicants from a mechanical and electrical background, however most important is an ability to communicate, collaborate and problem solve. Experience in wind generation, utility scale battery systems, gas turbines and/or HV transmission will be highly regarded.


  • Support the business development team during ideation, pre-feasibility, and feasibility study phases for prospective development projects
  • Provide high level and detailed technical support for all engineering development project work.
  • Support EPC contract procurement processes and contribute to the development of functional specifications
  • Assist senior colleagues to prepare documentation, specifications and engineering standards in respect of project work to be undertaken
  • Engage with suppliers to explore and develop technical solutions

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, Mechanical or other relevant engineering discipline
  • Well organised, self-starter who can manage a range of competing priorities and projects to meet deadlines
  • Project development or project management experience on infrastructure projects from $10m to $100m+
  • Extensive experience in utility scale power development, design, operations, maintenance, engineering, or management
  • Experience in developing large scale renewable, storage, transmission and thermal power generation projects in Australia

This is a great opportunity to join the Asset Strategy team and use your technical expertise and creative problem-solving skills which will contribute to our mission of delivering on the energy transition.

One of our key values at Alinta is ‘People Matter’, so even if you don’t possess all the mentioned skills and experience, we would still encourage you to apply!


  • Hybrid working arrangements for most roles, combining office-based and work from home.
  • Staff energy discount offer (where products are available)
  • Generous employee referral bonus
  • Salary Packaging options
  • Wellness programs including our Employee Assistance Program and free full access to the Headspace application.
  • Paid community volunteer leave
  • Access to LinkedIn learning
  • Discount program for a range of products and services
  • 14 weeks of fully paid parental leave.
  • Company paid salary continuance insurance.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave.
  • Modern offices with free snacks, drinks, and coffee

Let’s spread the positive energy together…

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Please note that if your application progresses you will be required to complete background/pre-employment checks. These checks may include but are not limited to - right to work/immigration checks, reference checks, criminal background checks, qualification checks and additional finance checks for finance related positions.

How to apply:

Click “APPLY” to submit your application. Closing Date: 22nd of September.