Electrical Engineer – Emerging Technology

Job Description

Energy Queensland (EQL) you might know our operational brands - Energex, Ergon Energy Network, Ergon Energy Retail and Yurika. As a group, we are growing rapidly and as part of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan (QEJP), actively helping to advance the energy transition towards net zero.

We have a permanent opportunity for an Electrical Engineer – Emerging Technology within our Operations Division to be located in our Newstead, Townsville or Rockhampton offices inviting suitability qualified candidates to apply.

The Electrical Engineer – Emerging Technology is an expert in their field and provides RPEQ day-to-day and strategic engineering advice on the complex dynamics of Energy Queensland’s (EQL) high voltage power systems. The role provides first-in technical expertise and support to Network Operations’ group and other internal and external customers as a primary means of achieving Network Operations business objectives; and provides strategic input into emerging technologies, market and policy initiatives.

Want to be apart of the Energy Revolution?The Electrical Engineer – Emerging Technology provides technical leadership to solve the real-time challenges of integrating and operating emerging technologies within the context of the broader distribution network.

Provide direction and decisions for the operation of the network to meet the organisations operating philosophy, which may require out-of-the-box solutions, including the key areas of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), Stand Alone Power Systems (SAPS), Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) and other emerging technology, market and policy initiatives.
This is a very niche, interesting, and exciting part of the business to be involved in. This is a brand-new team working with many other divisions in Energy Queensland. If you would like to utilise your engineering degree to solve real-time operational problems using emerging technologies, whilst having a positive impact in the lives of Queenslanders, this is the role for you.

The position has been evaluated as PM3. The level of payment will be subject to an assessment of the successful applicant’s knowledge, skills and competencies that are required in this position. Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Energy Queensland Union Collective Agreement 2020.

For more information about this role, click on the position description link located at the bottom of the page.

About You:

In addition to your Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and your RPEQ membership, you will have technical knowledge and experience with Network Operations and the greater EQL business.

You are someone who has ability to build knowledge and currency in new and emerging technologies (including BESS, SAPS and DERMS), and how they apply to the industry.

Energy Queensland is the group of electricity distribution, retail, and energy services businesses 100% owned by the state of Queensland. We deliver electricity across Queensland through our ‘poles and wires’ businesses Energex and Ergon Energy Network. Our retailer, Ergon Energy Retail sells this electricity to customers throughout regional Queensland. And these essential service activities are supported by a range of innovative products and services delivered through our Yurika brand.

It’s an exciting time to join us and to be involved in the energy sector, so consider us for your next career move, where you will experience:

  • Secure employment backed by a strong collective agreement, with yearly EBA increases.
  • Strong 12.75% superannuation and the ability to earn more with salary sacrifice co- contributions.
  • Healthy work life balance on a 9-day fortnight roster if you choose this.
  • Opportunities for skills and career advancement with access to ongoing training and leadership programs and capacity to build and grow your skills.
  • A chance to give back with a paid employee volunteering program allowing our employees to support communities across QLD.
  • Support and guidance with access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and a mentoring program for professional support and guidance.
  • A Safety-First culture, the safety of our people, customers & communities is a core priority.
  • Reward and recognition with an internal reward and recognition program that includes an annual celebration of excellence.
  • Diversity and Inclusion where all employees can contribute towards multiple diversity and inclusion initiatives across our business

If you are ready to help us shape the future of energy, here is how to apply:

Applications will close at 5pm 20th June 2024.

To apply follow the instructions via the APPLY button, where you will be redirected to the job portal. Please submit your application with your most recent resume and a cover letter outlining your motivation and experience for the role.

For further information on this role, or to understand the recruitment process more, please contact Allison Eyles, Recruitment Team Leader via email on allison.eyles@energyq.com.au

We value the differences individuals contribute to our workforce and encourage a diverse range of applicants to apply.