WestWind Energy is an exciting, diverse and inspirational place to work. We value our people and encourage the development of talented and motivated employees to support the continued performance and growth of our operations.
Our team has a passion for renewable energy and works hard towards supporting the global energy transition. By promoting creativity and innovation, and investing in ongoing professional development, we aim to provide a positive environment which will contribute to the success of our people.
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We’re looking for an experienced Project Manger with 3-5 years (minimum) of construction experience to join our team on a permanent basis.
This role will suit someone living in or close to the Golden Plains Shire, Ballarat, Geelong or Macedon Ranges. The role will work between our head office in Gisborne and our project Site in Golden Plains with flexibility to work some time from home. As our largest project approaches construction, this role will report to and work closely with our Head of Development and Delivery and will play a critical role in the construction of Golden Plains Wind Farm.
The successful candidate will have formal engineering and/or project management qualifications, with demonstrated construction experience, ideally in major infrastructure, or wind energy.
- Update, manage and contribute to project plans for the company’s work on renewable energy projects.
- Management of external project consultants to ensure all relevant surveys, wind monitoring campaigns and site works comply with relevant regulations.
- Review contractors’ intellectual and physical works, including review of Method Statements and Risk Assessments.
- Effectively communicate the social, commercial, environmental, agricultural and technical aspects of renewable energy project activities to host landholders
- Consultant and Contractor Management
- Landholder Management
- Take ownership of your work, ensuring completion with direction from management.
- Correlation between maps and onsite features to ensure factual correctness using reports, aerial photography, physical site truthing, GPS and relevant software systems.
- Production and assessment of civil designs, studies and reports.
- Provide timely project updates and reports to management.
- Liaison with other project stakeholders, including community engagement and communications and actively updating the customer relationship management system.
- Support and mentor junior staff on the team.
This role plays a critical role in site prospecting, landholder agreements, feasibility studies, desktop analysis, physical truthing, and project development development activities. Key activities include, but are not limited to:
- Initiate contact with landholder(s) to explain impacts and benefits of hosting renewable infrastructure and to gauge their interest in involvement in a renewable energy project. This may include travel to remote locations in regional Australia.
- Undertake site visits, high-level desktop analyses, and work with GIS and grid team specialists to identify key project risks for each site and develop and communicate risk management options to mitigate project risks to acceptable levels.
- Prepare reports for your manager on the results of the initial investigations and recommend sites for further development. This includes the preparation of the business case for each project site.
- Work efficiently and effectively with the development team, legal resources and landholders to negotiate and secure all land and easements required for utility scale energy parks. Progress conversations with identified willing landholders to secure land tenure, and obtain lease options, supported by legal resources.