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Macquarie's Green Investment Group - Global Energy Storage business - Project Engineer

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Oct 9, 2022

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Energy Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
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Macquarie's Green Investment Group is looking for a Project Engineer to support its rapidly growing global energy storage business.

Green Investment Group's global energy storage business develops, builds, owns and operates grid scale battery storage projects across a number of markets globally including Australia and the UK. This role is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join the team as the business looks to move to the next phase of growth in becoming a global market leader.

In this newly created role, you will take on the responsibility of supporting the Technical Project Manager and Contracts Manager in delivering the execution strategy during the development and construction phase. You will work with multi-disciplinary teams to identify project risks, barriers, and issues and propose possible solutions and mitigation strategies, ensure Quality and Health, Safety, Security and Environment project requirements are met, and ensure interfaces with contractors and stakeholders are identified and appropriately managed to drive projects through development and construction.

Your role will comprise the following key responsibilities:
  • Supporting energy storage development activities including co-ordination of technical due diligence (land, grid and planning), appraisal of potential opportunities and leading any technical work required to progress the development of acquired projects.
  • Supporting tender processes for new EPC work packages and evaluating responses
  • Supporting pre-construction negotiations with EPC suppliers (developing and reviewing Engineering Requirements/managing warranty terms/EPC terms) and generally driving the projects towards financial commitment by securing a suite of comprehensive construction contracts that deliver long term value for the asset.
  • Ensuring material issues and risks (WHSE, technical, commercial and programme related) across the portfolio are managed to optimize investment performance.
  • Delivery of the projects in the construction phase ensuring projects are executed in accordance with best industry practice and achieve their stated goals (HSE, budget, programme, quality).
  • Act as the Client Representative under the EPC Contract, managing Variations and issues arising from the project, attending the sites during construction, MI reporting to leadership and escalation of any key issues (cost and HSES)

You will ideally be a degree qualified engineer with a minimum of 5 years' working experience in the energy industry in both development and construction capacities. You will be highly motivated, with a versatile personality and excellent interpersonal skills, ready for working in a fast-paced environment with pressing delivery dates while coordinating with internal and external stakeholders. You will bring strong technical skills, a thorough understanding of complex energy projects and the ability to exchange with and understand subject experts, while having worked as a member of a large, multi-disciplinary and international team.

Your experience and knowledge of energy storage development and construction activities and implementation of CDM Regulations 2015, will hold you in good stead to be successful in this role.

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise at all levels. You will need to be ambitious, motivated and have the drive to succeed. Being a team player, in addition to having strong quantitative and analytical skills will be crucial to your success.

If you possess a strong sense of accountability, are able to focus on details while maintaining a holistic view, enjoy collaboration across functional and geographic boundaries, and want to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, we want to hear from you.

About the Green Investment Group

This role is within Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG). GIG is a specialist in green infrastructure principal investment, development, project delivery, and the management of portfolio assets, and related services. Its track record, expertise and capability make it a global leader in green investment, dedicated to supporting the growth of the global green economy. The institution was initially launched by the UK Government in 2012 as the Green Investment Bank - the first institution of its type in the world. It was purchased by Macquarie in 2017 and combined with Macquarie Capital's renewables team to create one of the world's largest teams of specialist green investors. Now operating as Macquarie's Green Investment Group, the platform has more than 400 staff with investments or operations in over 25 markets across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you're inspired to deliver on our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future', we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

As an inclusive employer, Macquarie does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race (including colour and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief.

Joining Macquarie means you'll be able to work in a way that suits you best. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.
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