Job title: Area Construction Manager – Substations (Civil Infrastructure)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Civil Engineering
Functional Expertise: Engineering
Skills: HV Linear Transmission Energy Infrastructure substations
Salary type: Annual
Salary: AUD $270,000.00
Location: Brisbane, CBD
Job published: 05/03/2024
Job ID: 32671

Job Description

Area Construction Manager – Substations (Civil Infrastructure)

  • Join us as we revolutionise energy transmission and embark on an electrifying journey to power the future!
  • $250K - $270K package + project allowances
  • Must be prepared to work on regional-based projects on a roster basis.
  • Greenfield and Brownfield construction sites
  • Substations (Civil Infrastructure)

Welcome to the Future of Energy Infrastructure! Join us in shaping the future of energy transmission in Queensland. As a leader in the industry, our client is spearheading the delivery of a groundbreaking initiative to revolutionise HV infrastructure transmission, pushing boundaries up to 500kV. With an unwavering commitment to safety, efficiency, and innovation, we're dedicated to delivering excellence at every stage of this transformative project.

Your Role: As the Area Manager – Substations, you'll be pivotal in overseeing the design, construction, and commissioning of substations within designated regional areas. Reporting to the Project Construction Director, you'll lead a dynamic team of engineers, designers, and construction advisors to ensure projects are executed with the highest safety and efficiency standards. When construction begins, the project will transition from office-based (Pre-construction, approvals) to site-based. Depending on the package assigned, you will work on a roster and be expected to be on-site during these periods. Get ready to bring your expertise from the desk to the field as we embark on the next phase of this exciting project!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor your team, setting performance expectations and strategies to achieve project objectives.
  • Manage substations' design, construction, and commissioning, developing and executing project plans, schedules, and budgets.
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders to ensure effective communication and alignment with project goals.
  • Champion a culture of safety excellence, adhering to safety protocols and regulatory standards.
  • Provide technical guidance to construction engineering teams, ensuring high-quality substation designs and solutions are achieved.
  • Allocate resources effectively to optimise project performance outcomes.
  • Manage changes in project scope and develop risk mitigation strategies as needed.


    • Degree-level qualifications in Civil Engineering or Construction.
    • Experience in managing civil infrastructure works related to HV infrastructure delivery, preferably up to 500kV.
    • Leadership qualifications or previous experience in leading others in a senior capacity.
    • Strong project management skills with experience in the energy, infrastructure, or transmission sectors.
    • Exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficiency in project management tools, engineering software, and industry standards.
    • Strong understanding of substation design principles, safety protocols, and regulatory compliance.
    • The project will transition from office-based (Pre-construction, approvals) to site-based when construction begins. Depending on the package assigned to you will work on a roster and will be expected to be on-site during these periods.
    • Extensive Expertise in Planning and Overseeing High Voltage Construction Projects for Substations and Transmission Lines.
    • Proven Ability to Thrive in Remote Regional Locations, Embracing Camp-Style Accommodations and Extended Site Rosters.
    • Demonstrated experience in leading large construction teams, navigating industrial relations, and Managing Stakeholders Effectively.

Why consider this opportunity:

  • Be part of a pioneering team driving innovation in energy infrastructure.
  • Enjoy opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Work in a dynamic and supportive environment focusing on safety and delivery excellence.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package with project allowances
  • Generational infrastructure expansion project


Lead the Charge in HV Linear Transmission Energy Infrastructure and Illuminate Your Career with us.

Join us and be part of something monumental! Send your application to and take the next step in your career journey.

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