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Project Engineer

Apply now Job no: 498396
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart, Launceston
Categories: Infrastructure & Property

Project Engineer

  • Full time Fixed Term for 12 months
  • Based in Hobart or Launceston
  • Lead the installation of renewable electricity generation

Facilities Management Unit supports the University campus experience through overseeing the planning, scheduling and delivery of maintenance services, overseeing infrastructure upgrades, managing statutory risk and compliance, crisis and emergency management, utilities management, and planning and managing the University’s grounds, engineering services, water and sewerage.  The FMU also has a key role in ensuring WH&S compliance is achieved and maintained in all activities and services provided. 

The Opportunity 

 Drive down the University’s carbon emissions and electricity expense by delivering renewable energy generation, specifically behind the meter PV. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide engineering advice on capital and maintenance projects, ensuring a principles-based approach to solutions, in meeting project milestones and university strategic goals.
  • Determine and manage an overall program for the installation of PV generation systems, including producing all required documentation and records.
  • Engage with and manage contracted service providers from start to end installation of PV generation systems.
  • Review installation proposals against technical and other university requirements and provide technical acceptance advice and approval of final scope.
  • Make submissions for installation approvals to the relevant University governing body.
  • Actively liaise with internal and external stakeholders for works being undertaken.
  • Facilitating, documenting, and recording outcomes of program and project meetings, including design, handover, defect, and witness testing.
  • Determining and documenting University electricity network impacts and forecasted changes arising from current and future projects and the PV system installations.
  • Ensure all University requirements for works are met (for example - contractor safety management framework, as-installed guidelines, project management methodology), and documented and recorded appropriately.­

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A degree qualification in a relevant area (electrical engineering preferred) with extensive related experience or extensive experience and specialist expertise.
  • Experience in the management of projects.
  • High level organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Ownership of role, proactive engagement of colleagues and feedback.
  • Compliance with all UTAS processes and safety requirements.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 8 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $139,269 comprising base salary within the range of $104,688 to $119,034 plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience. 
  • For further information about this position, please contact Mark White, Engineering Services and Systems Manager, or 03 6226 6640.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Download File Project Engineer PD - 498396.pdf

Applications close Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.


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