primary systems design engineer in Melbourne

apply now

job details

melbourne, victoria
job category
job type
AU$ 120,000 - AU$ 150,000 per year
reference number
simon obrien, randstad
apply now

job description

Primary Systems Design Engineer (Substations), Melbourne (Victoria), $120,000 – $150,000 (Inc. super)

Are you Electrical Design Engineer with HV Substation Experience?

Do you have experience working in the power distribution / high voltage (HV) sector?

Randstad are currently searching for a Senior Protection & Control Engineer to join one of our major power clients. The main purpose of the role is the design and specification of Protection and Control systems for a number of Power Network Operators and private clients. The successful candidate could be based in Melbourne. Due to the nature and size of the business, there may also be opportunities to work on overseas projects.

The main duties will include;

  • Producing designs for substation Protection and Control systems from 11kV up to 132kV (Single Line Diagrams, Circuit Diagrams, General Arrangements, Wiring Diagrams, Block Cable Diagrams/Schedules, cable specification/sizing calculations, etc.)
  • Carry out design reviews to ensure that discipline and standards are maintained
  • Producing specifications for substation Protection and Control systems from 11kV up to 132kV
  • Preparation, monitoring and delivery of cost budget for the team including utilisation and resource planning
  • Maintaining close working relationship with the Project Management team
  • Working alongside other designers, construction professionals and engineering teams
  • Liaising with the Power Systems, Primary and Civil design departments to ensure that all objectives are met and that the best possible design is submitted
  • Liaising with external stakeholders, including the end client, other design houses and consultancies as well as other internal departments

Skills & Experience required;

  • Ideally qualified to degree level in an appropriate discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience designing Protection and Control systems up to 132kV
  • Good understanding of power industry (particularly UK) including technical standards
  • Competent with relevant software: Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Raster Design, etc.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and adhere to budgets and programmes
  • Good communication skills
  • Good leadership skills

If this role is of interest please email you CV to or call 0392522196 for more information.


P&C, Substation, Transmission, Distribution, AutoCAD, CDEGS