Senior OT Project Engineer

APA Group

Location: Brisbane

Job Type: Full time


About APA

APA is a leading Australian energy infrastructure business. We own and/or manage and operate a diverse, $21 billion portfolio of gas, electricity, solar and wind assets. Consistent with our purpose to strengthen communities through responsible energy, we deliver approximately half of the nation’s gas usage and connect Victoria with South Australia and New South Wales with Queensland through our investments in electricity transmission assets. We are also one of the largest owners and operators of renewable power generation assets in Australia, with wind and solar projects across the country.

We employee more than 2000 people across Australia and know that they are the key to our success. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture, where all our people feel safe, valued, and trusted to do their best every day to deliver our vision to be world class in energy solutions.

The Opportunity

We now have an exciting opportunity available for a Senior OT Project Engineer to join our Transformation & Technology team in Brisbane or Melbourne office on a Permanent Full Time basis.

Reporting to the OT Engineering Team Lead - SCADA and OT Cyber, you will play a key role in ensuring operational technology developments are managed effectively through providing leadership and technical expertise. You will be actively contributing to project delivery strategies to ensure APA has the OT skills and strengths to sustain this growing area of the business.

The location for this role is flexible and hybrid; we will consider locations all over Australia and/or home office. We will also consider job share arrangements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and managing the delivery of OT programs of work to achieve business outcomes
  • Providing technical design, technical leadership and consultancy services within OT Engineering field
  • Being accountable for day-to-day operations of resourcing, scheduling, prioritization and task coordination on projects
  • Being accountable for meeting project milestones, objectives and deliverables within agreed timeframes and budgets
  • Providing expert guidance to OT project teams including mentoring
  • Performing process improvement activities, contributing to standards and the production of automation tools to improve efficiency
  • Liaising with internal suppliers and customers to manage expectations and ensure that agreed outcomes are achieved

Your background

  • Tertiary qualification in Electrical & Electronics, Control System Engineering, Process or Chemical Engineering
  • Excellent knowledge including Project Management experience of at least one of the following technologies: ClearSCADA, OSIsoft Pi, Synergi Pipeline Simulator, AlarmPT, Microgrids, Future Fuel and OT Cyber Security
  • Extensive experience in the design, construction, operation or maintenance of technology for gas transmission, gas processing, LNG, chemical processing, power generation, renewables, utilities or associated industries
  • Project Management Qualifications/ Certification and significant delivery experience will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of relevant statutory requirements, Australian and international codes and standards
  • A working knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety legislative requirements.
  • Client focused approach with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience in leading project teams in delivering operational technology projects
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering technology change to existing systems
  • Demonstrated experience using project management tools, lifecycles and methodologies

About the Team

Technology underpins everything we do at APA from helping connect millions of Australians to essential energy sources every day to achieving our net zero ambition - and the capability for our people to make this happen.

To help APA power ahead, the Technology teams is focused on enhancing APAs technology offering, providing innovative and progressive technology - enabling APA to be world class in energy solutions.

This is an exciting time for the team, We need people who are courageous, nimble, and ready to make an impact – change makers and risk takers.

Working at APA

APA is an equal opportunity employer. The safety and sustainability of our people, community and environment is our focus. We embrace diversity in our people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we operate in.

APA provides you with access to targeted career development programs, competitive remuneration, employee benefits, work–life balance and wellbeing programs. APA also have an inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents throughout their parenting journey.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered.

Sound like your kind of career?We’d love to hear from you.

Role closes on Thursday 8 December 2022. Role Reference number: 3195.

PD is available on request by emailing

Visit us on or check out our APA Technology LinkedIn page to find out more about the team you will be working with.

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