Electrical Design Manager

Exeter, Launceston & North East TAS

  • Life-work balance, not work-life balance 
  • Learning, development and career opportunities as we grow 

Our team is growing! We are looking for an experienced Electrical Design Manager to join our team that makes a real difference for our clients, communities and environment.  

About Tamar Hydro 

At Tamar Hydro, our purpose is to create and develop integrated sustainable solutions, which enables communities to use water to generate and support renewable power generation. As part of the Tasman Renewables Limited Group, the combination of our expertise within the renewable energy industry is over sixty years. Our diverse team consists of manufacturers, electricians, engineers, draughtspersons, project management and administrative team members.  

The Role 

The role of the Electrical Design Manager, is primarily responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of electrical design activities within the organisation, ensuring adherence to standards, safety protocols, and project requirements. You will lead a team of professionals to deliver high-quality electrical designs for various projects, particularly in the renewable energy sector. Additionally, you will provide technical expertise, guidance, and support to ensure the successful execution of projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate electrical design activities, ensuring alignment with project goals and contractual obligations.
  • Supervisory experience in electrical works associated with mini hydro, solar, and other renewable generation types.
  • Oversee the production of detailed design methodologies, guidelines, and documentation, including design reviews.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of electrical design tasks, including resource allocation and document control.
  • Strong comprehension of motor control schematics, generator connection, and protection schematics.
  • Skilled in conducting fault-finding with various electrical systems in power generation.
  • Coordinate with interdisciplinary teams to ensure seamless integration of electrical designs.
  • Provide technical support to project groups, procurement, subcontracting, and construction activities.
  • Complete electrical and control works associated with construction of MCC’s, power switchboards and control cabinets.
  • Evaluate design changes and ensure proper implementation within the original scope of work.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable electrical standards and safety guidelines.
  • Lead from the front, providing support and guidance to the team when necessary. With the ability to coat and mentor electrical personnel such as apprentices and Trade assistants.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Commitment to cleanliness and safety in the workplace, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Provide a strong customer service and can relate with and work with several people irrespective of their background.
  • Travel to site, either intrastate, interstate, or international if required.
  • Ensure that assigned equipment and tooling is maintained and in accordance with legislative requirements and in a safe, effective, and efficient state to be available for the task that they are intended.

Essential Requirements

  • Industrial Electrician or Certificate III in Electrotechnology, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience or A degree qualification in Electrical Engineering from a recognised University
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in Automation (SCADA and PLC Controls), VSD’s, and Motor/Pump Control.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and organizational skills.
  • Hold a unrestricted and current driver’s licence
  • Ability to travel intrastate, interstate, or internationally if required.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working with SCADA and PLC control systems
  • Previous experience in the design, operation, and maintenance of hydro, solar or similar assets.
  • Experience in workflow Max or other relevant IT tools.
  • Licences / Registrations
    • Tasmanian Electrician’s licenseeWhite CardWork Safely at HeightsHigh Risk Work Licence with Forklift Truck (LF), Elevated Work Platforms (WP)First Aid & CPR
    • Low Voltage Rescue

Why should you come and work with us? 

If you join Tamar Hydro, you will be joining a team that is diverse not only in demographics, but also in skillsets and personal experiences.  

Our most valued belief is every voice matters, and our team is the heart, the soul and our greatest asset. We do this by actively promoting an environment that is safe, collaborative, and inclusive. As a company who is undertaking an exciting growth period, we are also learning and developing, and we love having our team members suggesting better ways of working.  

We know that each individual team member is a specialist in the work that they do, but we know not everyone will know the finer details of how hydroelectricity works when they first start out, and what we do is invest in time and efforts to help our team members grow, learn and develop themselves.   

In terms of perks, we currently have the following available for all team members (and we are constantly adding to this list): 

  • A company that promotes a life-work balance, not a work-life balance.  
  • Learning and development, training, and career opportunities available as the company continues to grow. 
  • Workplace flexibility programs available for all team members.  
  • New business incentive scheme. 
  • Employee profit share scheme. 
  • Rewards and appreciation programs. 
  • Christmas to post-New Years shutdown, so you can spend time with loved ones and enjoy the summer break. 
  • Events throughout the year, including morning teas, lunches, dinners, and competitions.  

Does this role interest you? 

If you would like more information, or would like to come in and see what we do before you apply, please contact our Business & Administration team at careers@tamarhydro.com.au.

Click here to download the position description.

To apply for the role, please click on the ‘apply now’, button, attaching a current resume, cover letter and answering the application questions.  

Please note that successful candidates may be subject to pre-employment medical and other employment checks prior to an offer being made.  

We look forward to hearing from you! 

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