First listed on: 03 June 2024

Lead Project Development Engineer - Hydrogen


Capstone Recruitment has partnered with an Australian-owned energy development company that has established itself as a market leader in renewable energy development. With an unparalleled track record in successfully developing, financing, and operating large-scale renewable projects across Australia. This organisation is committed to driving positive change in the energy industry, from solar farms to battery energy storage facilities, they are paving the way for a sustainable energy future. Due to their recent success, they are looking for a Lead Development Project Engineer to drive one of the most advanced Hydrogen projects in Australia.

You will report to the Senior Development Manager and collaborate with a forward-thinking team. This pivotal role will see you driving the development of hydrogen electrolyser facilities projects while also contributing to our solar and energy storage projects.

Core Responsibilities Include:

  • Development of project conceptual design.
  • Development of functional specifications for the overall project and balance of plant, consistent with project goals and offtake requirements.
  • Management of Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contractor, including making key design decisions based on feedback from front-end engineering design.
  • Assessment and selection of electrolyser OEMs.
  • Negotiation and coordination of any project early works activities, including preliminary design or site investigation requirements such as geotechnical studies, flood studies, and site surveying.
  • Assistance in the development of the project contracting strategy with due consideration to project cost and risk, including interfaces and performance warranties.
  • Market engagement and tendering for EPC contracts, including preparation of key technical requirement documents and selection and evaluation.
  • Negotiation of technical requirements in EPC contracts.
  • Assisting with reviewing and negotiating technical parameters of off-take agreements and ensuring consistency with the project design.
  • Assistance in developing an operations plan for the project and negotiation of long-term service agreements and operation and maintenance contracts as appropriate.
  • Coordination of consultants undertaking project technical due diligence activities required as part of financing.
  • Project management of key engineering, design, and supply contracts, with a focus on quality, time, and cost.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project development and engineering within the energy sector.
  • Strong understanding of the technical and commercial aspects of energy projects in the Australian market.

If you are a self-starter and would like to take your career to the next level in the renewable energy space, don’t delay. Click “apply” or email me at to arrange a time for a confidential discussion.

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