Project Director - Transmission Lines


Location: Brisbane, Canberra, Dandenong South, Sydney

Job Type: Full time


Downer offers a range of services for the utility sector, incorporating traditional power and gas, renewable energy and technological communications services.

Our Power Systems team have recently secured several major projects and are seeking an experienced Project Director to join our team supporting the delivery of significant transmission line projects.


This position will report to the Operations manager and lead, plan, direct and control the design and construction of the allocated project, through assigned Project Managers, to ensure completion in accordance with Zero Harm objectives, client requirements and time and costs constraints to achieve profit objectives.

  • Manage all aspects of project delivery from site and team-setup to handover through the application of Downer Project Management tools and systems.
  • Develop and review construction planning and monitor progress of allocated projects to ensure they are on schedule and within quality and cost estimates.
  • Ensure projects provide support departments with accurate and timely information and reports.
  • Implement effective internal auditing.
  • Work with operations to establish active, effective business improvement teams to eliminate waste and minimise the cost of our operations.
  • Maintain, utilise and contribute to the effective development of Downer business systems, procedures and plans including quality.
  • Work with operations to establish active, effective business improvement teams to eliminate waste and minimise the cost of our operations.
  • Prepare operational and capital annual budgets and business plans, in accordance with current requirements.
  • This position will require regular travel.


  • Project management / engineering degree or equivalent required
  • 10-15 years’ experience in the engineering and/or construction industry.
  • five years’ plus in a similar position managing multiple projects or similar level of projects in value and complexity.
  • Demonstrated ability in proactively build relationships with key stakeholders and develop new business opportunities.
  • Project planning; organisational and time management
  • Ability to prepare operational budgets and analyse financial information.
  • A good understanding of, and experience with, the business challenges impacting upon


  • Full Time position with attractive remuneration package
  • A workplace that pushes your business skills into high gear as you work on some of Australia’s and the world’s most interesting and meaningful projects.
  • The ability to build your professional career in a multi-disciplined business environment.
  • A workplace that takes responsibility and accountability for the care and protection of peers, the business, the communities in which we operate, and the environment.

Downer is dedicated to nurturing our people personally and professionally through skills development, competitive benefits, career pathways and fostering a proudly diverse fun and supportive workplace culture. Downer believes in our people; and we are committed to ensuring that you feel valued within the team that share the same passion to succeed. Downer gives you the opportunity to work remotely as part of its commitment to flexibility and remaining agile in such a progressive business.


To be considered for this opportunity, please use the link and apply online. Applications emailed directly to the recruitment team will not be considered. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

For more information, please contact Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the closing date – applications may also close before this date.

Downer does not accept any unsolicited resume referrals from Recruitment Agencies. Please do not submit any resumes or associated profiles to the Downer careers portal or to any Downer employees. Downer will not pay any placement fees relating to unsolicited resume

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