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Electrical Engineer - Alice Springs


Ekistica (www.ekistica.com.au) is a professional advisory and technical consultancy firm based in Central Australia with over a decade of experience delivering innovative solutions to the complex challenges of remote area infrastructure development, across Australia, the Pacific, South Asia and beyond.

Wholly owned by the Indigenous controlled Centre for Appropriate Technology, and with a heritage of working with remote and regional communities that spans almost forty years, our vision is a world where location is no longer a barrier to good technical outcomes: where the appropriation of technology enables people, communities and businesses to reach their full potential. We pursue this by providing high quality, independent technical advisory, design engineering and project delivery services to a wide range of national and international clients that include state and national governments, intergovernmental agencies and development banks/organisations, power utilities, community service organisations, large commercial firms and private investment firms.

Based in our Alice Springs office alongside our diverse, multidisciplinary and dynamic team of more than twenty-five professional engineers, project managers, engagement specialists and data analysts, you, as our new Electrical Engineer, will work to support the delivery of an exciting and continuously challenging suite of projects that include utility-scale wind and solar farms, power supply projects for remote and regional commercial facilities such as airports and tourism ventures and remote communities, and other public and privately funded remote infrastructure developments.

On the path to being chartered, and with at least five years professional experience, your capabilities will include:

  • Engineering design and modelling for renewable and hybrid power systems;
  • Power system design and deployment;
  • Demonstrated commercial experience; and,
  • A sound understanding of the Australian energy market and the opportunities and challenges facing the development of renewables.

Experience with MV/HV and substation engineering design and/or project delivery will also be highly valued.

Working alongside Ekistica’s established and growing team of renewable and electrical engineers, you will work to further our ability to proactively identify and respond to the opportunities and challenges facing the development of new renewables both here in Australia as well as overseas in both lead as well as support capacities.

The position is full-time and based in Ekistica’s offices on the beautiful Desert Knowledge Precinct in Alice Springs, with travel to project sites in Australia and overseas as required.

Ekistica offers 5 weeks annual leave each year, an annual professional development allowance, superannuation of 9.5% in addition to base salary, and annual performance bonus measured against the following key metrics:

  • Excellence in provision of technical expertise and advice.
  • Thorough and robust project management.
  • Collaboration and support of other members of the Ekistica team.
  • Demonstrated engagement with the vision and values of Ekistica.
  • Continuous focus on maintaining a culture of safety within the organisation.

A relocation allowance is offered for new interstate employees.

How to apply

If you are a dynamic individual, invested in your professional development, with a demonstrated interest in the ongoing changes in the Australian energy market and renewables sector, and are looking for an opportunity to constructively contribute to its future, please provide a written response outlining your key experience and capabilities, and what you believe you can bring to the company, along with a copy of your CV - addressed to the Operations Manager at admin@ekistica.com.au, using the subject line: Electrical Engineer - Alice Springs application via EthicalJobs, by Friday 12th June 2020.

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