Accountant / Financial Controller

What do you call an accountant without a calculator? Lonely. Sums me up! I live and breathe numbers on a daily basis. I keep track of money coming in and money going out for our renewable energy projects. Payroll, accounts receivable, invoices, that's my happy place.

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Economics and Accounting  
  • English Language  
  • Mathematics  
  • Administration and Management  
  • Customer and Personal Service  

Qualifications

  • Diploma, Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in accounting. 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 10% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Acoustic Engineer

What's that sound? That's my job, I assess the noise impact of a renewable energy project and propose mitigation strategies such as noise walls. Although not as loud as some industrial sites, I make sure the community isn't impacted by any noise from our sites. You're welcome!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Engineering and Technology 
  • Mathematics 
  • Chemistry 
  • English Language 
  • Design 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in engineering 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 21% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Archaeologist

Before a renewable energy project is constructed, I study the past human activity of the site. Working with the Cultural Heritage Specialists, we recovery and analyse material culture. I explore the rtifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes of another time. It's fascinating and important work!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Sociology and Anthropology 
  • History and Archaeology 
  • English Language 
  • Geography 
  • Education and Training 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification

Benefits

  • Salary 3% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Business Development Manager

I spend my time building and managing relationships, so we can continue to grow our renewable energy business. I enjoy negotiating deals and finding the best partners for our projects. I have a keen understanding of lots of industries and their energy needs. Good thing I'm a people person in my job!

Environment

Indoor Office Meeting new people Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management
  • Education and Training

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in marketing, commerce, business management, communications or another related field.
  • Some workers have a VET qualification.

Benefits

  • Salary 10% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • May earn commissions based on performance 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Civil Engineer

My job is to plan, design, organise and oversee construction of our renewable energy projects. Do we need site access roads? Let me analyse survey reports, maps, and other data. I'm balancing construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards, and other factors. Now let me calculate the weight distribution on this concrete foundation...

Environment

Indoor Office Sometimes working on project sites Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Design  
  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Building and Construction  
  • Mathematics  
  • English Language  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in Civil Engineering. 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 39% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Civil Engineering Technician

My job is to support the Civil Engineers in building our renewable energy sites. I conduct tests of construction materials, prepare sketches and tabulations, and assist in estimating costs. I love getting stuck into a complex calculation of the volume of concrete required for an odd shaped structural foundation, I'm just like that I guess.

Environment

Working at a computer Indoor Office Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Mathematics  
  • Building and Construction  
  • Design  
  • Administrative  

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma in civil engineering or relevant experience. 
  • VET and university are both common study pathways 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 9% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Communications Manager

No two days are the same when telling the story of the transition to net zero. I keep the community and other organisations informed about what is happening in our renewable energy business. One day I'll be talking to the media, the next day running an event. It's never dull!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Communications and Media  
  • English Language  
  • Administration and Management  
  • Customer and Personal Service  
  • Sales and Marketing 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in advertising, marketing and communication or media studies. 
  • University and VET are both common study pathways 

Benefits

  • Salary 60% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Moderate future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Community Engagement Manager

In my job you've gotta love talking to people, and I sure do! I go out into communities and tell them what's happening in renewable energy in their area. I listen to their concerns, and we work together on solutions. The favourite part of my job is having a cuppa and a yarn with a farmer.

Environment

Indoor office and onsite at project sites Meeting people in the community Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Communications and Media  
  • English Language  
  • Administration and Management  
  • Customer and Personal Service  
  • Sales and Marketing 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in community engagement, advertising, marketing and communication or media studies. 
  • University, VET and IAP2 are all common study pathways 

Benefits

  • Salary 60% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Moderate future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Concreter

Need some concrete foundations? I'm here for it! I pour, spread, smooth and finish concrete for structures such as buildings, solar arrays, turbines and batteries. Concrete requires special care and attention to get it right. You can't build anything great on a weak foundation. Solid as a rock!

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Hazardous or risky equipment or conditions Physical exertion
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Building and Construction  
  • Public Safety and Security  
  • Mechanical  
  • Customer and Personal Service 
  • Education and Training 

Qualifications

  • No formal qualification required. 
  • Certificate II or III (Concreting) or compulsory secondary education may be useful 

Benefits

  • Salary 8% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Construction Labourer

You need something built? I'm the all-rounder you need to do lots of routine manual labour jobs in construction of renewable energy projects. Under supervision of others with specialist skills, I get the work done. It's hard work some days, but I love just pitching in and getting things done.

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Physical exertion Using hands and tools to control or feel objects
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Building and Construction  
  • Public Safety and Security  
  • Mechanical  
  • Customer and Personal Service 
  • Education and Training 

Qualifications

  • No formal qualification required. 
  • Certificate I (Building) or compulsory secondary education may be useful 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 10% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Decline in future demand expected  
*Average of all Australian occupations

Construction Manager

I coordinate all the activity during development of renewable energy projects. I keep everything on schedule and on budget. Projects are complex with hundreds of people working on them. Thanks to me, people are in the right place, and things happen when they need to. #safetyfirst!

Environment

Indoor office and onsite at project sites Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Building and Construction  
  • Administration and Management  
  • Engineering and Technology  
  • English Language  
  • Customer and Personal Service  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in engineering, building or construction management or trade background 
  • Certificate IV or Diploma in project management 
  • Licensing or registration may be required. 

Benefits

  • Salary 120% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Construction Rigger

Need something heavy lifted, lowered, moved or positioned? You bet you need me. I assemble and install rigging gear, such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches. You'll see me working closely with Crane Operators making sure our turbines get lifted safely and securely. You might call me Shackle-ton...

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Physical exertion Using hands and tools to control or feel objects
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Mechanical  
  • Production and Processing  
  • Public Safety and Security  
  • Customer and Personal Service  
  • Administration and Management  

Qualifications

  • No formal qualification required. 
  • Certificate II or III (Civil construction) may be useful 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 10% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Decline in future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Content Creator

Sometimes we have to tell people about what we're doing in renewable energy. My job is to produce entertaining and educational content. Design, photography, video, copywriting, all the fun stuff! I'm no Mr Beast... yet!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Design  
  • Computers and Electronics  
  • Fine Arts  
  • Communications and Media  
  • English Language

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in graphic design, graphic arts, web design, or communications and media studies. 
  • Some workers have a VET qualification. 

Benefits

  • Salary 10% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Crane Operator

You need something hoisted 100 metres in the air? I'm ready! I operate stationary and mobile cranes, hoists, lifts and winches to constructed our renewable energy sites. Have you seen a massive turbine blade dangling in mid-air? It's quite the sight to see!

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Hazardous or risky equipment or conditions Vehicle use
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Mechanical  
  • Mathematics  
  • English Language  
  • Transportation 
  • Public Safety and Security 

Qualifications

  • No formal qualification required. 
  • Certificate II or III in construction (crane operations or mobile crane operations) may be useful 

Benefits

  • Salary 53% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Cultural Heritage Specialist

We do cultural heritage surveys at renewable energy projects to make sure we protect significant cultural sites and artefacts. I continue to work through construction to monitor any findings. Working with the Archaeologist, we catalogue everything. I'm here to protect and preserve my culture on country, just as my people have for thousands of years.

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Physical exertion Using hands and tools to control or feel objects
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Connection to and understanding of local culture 
  • Sociology and Anthropology 
  • History and Archaeology 
  • English Language 
  • Geograph

Qualifications

  • No formal qualification required. 
  • Some workers have a VET qualification 
  • Connection to and understanding of local cultural heritage issues. 

Benefits

  • Salary 3% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Development Project Manager

I enjoy prospecting for new sites, working with land owners and developing new renewable energy projects. I’m across all matters relating to our project sites, from identification, design, planning and permitting, financing, selecting construction partners etc. It’s a long list! For me, everything is on a need-to-know basis!

Environment

Indoor office and onsite at project sites Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Administration and Management 
  • English Language 
  • Building and Construction 
  • Engineering and Technology 
  • Communications and Media 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in business and management, project management, engineering, sociology or law. 
  • Relevant industry experience  
  • Certificate IV or Diploma in project management 

Benefits

  • Salary 120% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Draftsperson (Civil or Electrical)

Working with our Civil and Electrical Engineers, I prepare the detailed drawings and plans for our electrical and civil works. Complex electrical circuitry or detailed construction plans, I'm across it all. It's easier to make changes on a CAD diagram then trying to move something after it's built! I love it when a plan comes together.

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Design  
  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Computers and Electronics  
  • English Language  
  • Mathematics  

Qualifications

  • Associate degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma in civil or electrical engineering or relevant experience. Some workers have university qualifications  
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 14% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Ecologist

My job ensures the natural environment remains a priority on our project sites. I survey the native plants and animals when planning a new clean energy project. I monitor the environment during construction to ensure the natural ecosystem is protected.

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Hazardous or risky equipment or conditions Physical exertion
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Mathematics  
  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Chemistry  
  • Computers and Electronics  
  • Physics 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in relevant field (Biological Sciences, Forestry Studies, Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Fisheries Studies, Environmental Studies, Other Engineering and Related Technologies) 

Benefits

  • Salary 32% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Electric Vehicle Technician

My job is to repair and maintain automotive electrical systems and electric vehicles. It's a pretty new profession, but EVs are here to stay. I'm part electrician, part auto mechanic. A true hybrid!

Environment

Using hands and tools to control or feel objects Physical exertion Working indoors
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Mechanical 
  • Computers and Electronics 
  • Customer and Personal Service 
  • Engineering and Technology 
  • English Language 

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in automotive electrical technology 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 15% lower than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Electrical Engineering Technician

My job is to support the Electrical Engineers in building our renewable energy sites. I conduct tests of electrical systems, prepare charts and tabulations, and assist in estimating costs. I live in the world of volts, watts, amps and ohms. Just yesterday I was testing the conductivity of copper versus aluminium wire.

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Computers and Electronics  
  • Engineering and Technology  
  • English Language  
  • Design  
  • Mathematics  

Qualifications

  • Associate degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma in electrical engineering or relevant experience. Some workers have university qualifications (Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology) 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 14% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Electrician

You can't have renewable energy without us Electricians! I design, install, test, and maintain electrical systems, circuits, equipment, and facilities for our renewable energy projects. It's intricate and complex electrical circuitry, but for us skilled Sparky's we keep working till it Hertz... get it?!

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Physical exertion Using hands and tools to control or feel objects
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Building and Construction  
  • Administration and Management  
  • Mechanical  
  • Mathematics  
  • Design

Qualifications

  • Certificate III or IV in electrotechnology (electrician or systems electrician) 
  • Often part of an apprenticeship. 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 33% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Energy Trader

Buy low! Sell high! Simple in theory, but tricky in practice. That's where I come in. I keep on top of the energy commodity markets so that we're selling our renewable energy to the market at the best possible time. It's like the stock market, but instead of shares, I trade in electrons!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Customer and Personal Service  
  • Economics and Accounting  
  • English Language  
  • Mathematics  
  • Sales and Marketing

Qualifications

  • Associate degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma in commerce, accounting, finance, economics or actuarial studies. 
  • VET and university are both common study pathways 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 65% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Environmental Engineer

It's my job to research, design and plan solutions to the environmental hazards from our renewable energy projects. I assess the potential impact on the air, water and land from construction through operations, then plan how we can minimise harm. Alongside Ecologists, we make sure we are protecting our natural environment.

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Mathematics  
  • Chemistry  
  • English Language  
  • Design  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in engineering (technical) 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 21% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Geologist/Geotechnical Engineer

I'm all about what's under your feet. The earth! My job is to study the composition, structure and other physical attributes under the ground. I make sure when we build renewable energy sites, particularly the big wind turbines, we're on stable ground. No one wants a turbine disappearing into a sink hole!

Environment

Indoor Office Sometimes outdoors on project sites Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Mathematics  
  • Design  
  • English Language  
  • Production and Processing  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in engineering (technical) 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 39% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Health and Safety Officer

Safety first! My job is to keep everyone healthy at work. I develop ways to avoid injuries, keep an eye on safety at our project sites and offices, and investigate any incidents that do happen. Sometimes it's the hidden long-term health risks that are the hardest to spot, but I'm on the case. I want my workmates to go home injury-free!

Environment

Indoor Office Sometimes outdoors on project sites Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Education and Training  
  • English Language  
  • Chemistry  
  • Public Safety and Security  
  • Law and Government  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in occupational health and safety, environmental health, environmental science or related field.  
  • VET and university are both common study pathways 
  • Licencing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 24% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

High Voltage Operator

You can generate as much renewable energy as you like, but without me it's not going anywhere. I connect the high voltage electricity grid together. Underground conduits, overhead lines, you name it I'm connecting it. It's thanks to me that we can move electricity from site to substation to the community.

Environment

Outdoor project sites and substations Using hands and tools to control or feel objects Working at heights
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Building and Construction  
  • English Language  
  • Education and Training  
  • Public Safety and Security  
  • Transportation 

Qualifications

  • Certificate III or IV electrical power line or cable joining 
  • Often part of an apprenticeship. 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 56% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Decline in future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Human Resources Manager

In renewable energy, we have lots of workers in lots of different jobs. It's my responsibility to administer all the people and their needs. I'm our employee’s connection to the company and vice versa. A happy workforce is a productive workforce I always say!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Personnel and Human Resources  
  • Administration and Management  
  • English Language  
  • Law and Government  
  • Education and Training  

Qualifications

  • Certificate IV, Diploma, Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in human resources, psychology, business management or occupational health and safety. 
  • University and VET are both common study pathways 

Benefits

  • Salary 53% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

IT Specialist

Renewable energy sites are high-tech places, requiring lots of computer equipment. I plan and optimise our computer needs to keep everyone and everything connected. From the office to the wind and solar farm, I’m configuring computers, fixing faults in our network, and managing our cyber security. I move bits and bytes so the team can move electrons!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Computers and Electronics  
  • Telecommunications  
  • Engineering and Technology  
  • English Language  
  • Design  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in information technology (network engineering or computer networks and systems) 
  • Some workers have VET qualifications.  
  • Vendor and industry certifications may substitute for formal qualifications 

Benefits

  • Salary 39% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Landscape Architect

Renewable energy projects need turbines and solar panels obviously, but you also need roads, land subdivisions and buildings. That's my job. I design the landscape of a renewable energy site. Projects need to be well organised with good access, and sometimes obscured from view with some well-placed trees.

Environment

Indoor Office Sometimes outdoors on project sites Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Design  
  • Building and Construction  
  • Public Safety and Security  
  • English Language  
  • Engineering and Technology  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in architectural design or landscape architecture. 
  • Licencing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 15% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Lawyer

Contracts, regulations, and solving legal problems, that's my bread and butter. I give legal advice to support the development, construction, acquisition and operation of our renewable energy projects. I make sure everything is done to the letter of the law. No shortcuts here!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Law and Government  
  • English Language 
  • Customer and Personal Service 
  • Administration and Management 
  • Personnel and Human Resources 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in law 
  • Licencing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 4% lower than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Market Analyst

No, I'm not clairvoyant, but it is my job to analyse and predict the ups and downs of the energy market. Where are the business opportunities in the transition from a centralised energy system to a decentralised renewable one? It's my detailed analysis that gives us the best chance of success.

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Economics and Accounting  
  • English Language  
  • Mathematics  
  • Sales and Marketing 
  • Computers and Electronics 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in engineering, commerce, accounting, economics or actuarial studies. 
  • Some workers have a VET qualification 
  • Licensing or registration may be required 

Benefits

  • Salary 68% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Mechanical Engineer

I design and develop the mechanical things that generate our renewable energy. From wind turbine aerodynamics to solar array tracking systems, if it's mechanical then I can design it, optimise it and make it move, no matter how big!

Environment

Indoor Office Sometimes outdoors on project sites Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Engineering and technology 
  • Mathematics 
  • Design 
  • Mechanical 
  • Physics 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in engineering (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology) 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 51% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Moderate future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Metal Fitter and Turner

If it needs to be made from metal, I'm on it! I fit, assemble, grind and shape metal parts and tools for our renewable energy projects. It's all about precision in this business. I work to detailed plans to fabricate what we need. I'm the Michelangelo of metal!

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Uncomfortable sounds or noise levels Using hands and tools to control or feel objects
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Mechanical  
  • Mathematics  
  • Building and Construction  
  • Design  
  • English Language

Qualifications

  • Certificate III or IV in engineering – mechanical trade 
  • Often part of an apprenticeship. 

Benefits

  • Salary 33% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Operations & Maintenance Engineer

Keeping things running efficiently on renewable energy sites, that's my job. I work to ensure the continued performance of our equipment, like wind turbines and solar arrays. Keeping things maintained, designing improvements and implementing upgrades, keeps renewable energy flowing.

Environment

Indoor Office Sometimes outdoors on project sites Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Mechanical 
  • Building and Construction 
  • English Language 
  • Mathematics 
  • Production and processing  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in engineering (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology) 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 51% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Moderate future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Operations / Asset Manager

Renewable energy seems pretty simple. A turbine spins when it's windy and a solar panel catches the Sun’s energy. A lot more happens behind the scenes! It's my job to manage when we are going to generate energy and sell into the market, the maintenance schedule and the onsite workers. I keep those electrons flowing!

Environment

Indoor office and onsite at project sites Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Administration and Management  
  • Mechanical  
  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Public Safety and Security  
  • Personnel and Human Resources

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification may be useful (Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, Process and Resources Engineering, Business and Management).  
  • Certificate IV or Diploma in project management 
  • VET and university are both common study pathways. 

Benefits

  • Salary 46% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Operations Controller

The fact you can flick a switch and get renewable energy in your home is down to me. I coordinate, regulate, and distribute our clean electricity to the grid. I wouldn't say I'm all powerful, but from our control centre, I have your power in my hands! It can be a solitary job, but I have the glow of my many screens for company!

Environment

Indoor Office including shift work (nights) Working with computers and multiple screens
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Public Safety and Security  
  • English Language  
  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Computers and Electronics  
  • Mechanical  

Qualifications

  • Certificate III or IV in electrotechnology (electrician or systems electrician) 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 79% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Moderate future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Performance Engineer/Manager

Efficiency, that's my game! I investigate the utilisation of workers, facilities, equipment and materials. If I can improve how we do what we do, that saves us time and money. It's like a big puzzle, and I'm thinking many moves ahead.

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Production and Processing  
  • Mechanical  
  • Design  
  • English Language  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in engineering (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology) 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 51% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Moderate future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Photovoltaic Designer

Photovoltaic? Simply put, solar panels. I design solar systems to get the maximum energy from the sun. How do we layout our panels? How many panels do we need? What type of panels? Monocrystalline, polycrystalline or thin film? What direction should they face, and when? That's all down to me.

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Design  
  • Building and Construction  
  • Mathematics  
  • Mechanical  

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma in electrical engineering or relevant experience. Some workers have university qualifications (Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology) 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 14% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Planner

It's my job to figure out how best to work with authorities to get our projects approved. I work between engineers and governments so we can apply for permission to build our renewable energy projects. This job throws lots of problems at you, from land use restrictions to environmental or community issues. Adapt and overcome I say!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Law and Government  
  • English Language  
  • Geography  
  • Transportation  
  • Design   

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in architecture, urban, regional or environmental planning 
  • Certificate IV or Diploma in project management 

Benefits

  • Salary 37% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Plant and Machinery Operator

Remember playing in the sandpit with diggers and dump trucks? Well that's what I get to do all day, but they are massive! I operate earth moving machinery such as rollers, graders and excavators to construct our renewable energy projects. Turns out some of us don't have to grow up!

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Hazardous or risky equipment or conditions Vehicle use
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Mechanical 
  • English language 
  • Public Safety and Security 
  • Administration and Management 
  • Mathematics 

Qualifications

  • No formal qualification required. 
  • Certificate II or III (Civil construction) may be useful 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 2% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Plumber

I install, maintain and repair pipes, drains, guttering and roofing on our renewable energy sites. But renewable energy isn't all about wind and solar. Hydroelectric energy is one of the best sources of clean energy. That's when it's my time to shine, moving water to generate electricity. I'm no Mario, but I do my best.

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Physical exertion Using hands and tools to control or feel objects
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Building and Construction  
  • Mechanical  
  • Design  
  • Mathematics  
  • Customer and Personal Service  

Qualifications

  • Certificate III or IV in plumbing 
  • Often part of an apprenticeship. 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 11% lower than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Policy Analyst

Our industry moves faster than the regulations can keep up with! I keep on top of government policy developments related to energy, to ensure we remain compliant. I analyse policy, prepare briefing papers, and advise on how to respond to changes in the regulatory environment. Everyone knows the lay of the land when I'm on the team!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Law and Government 
  • English Language 
  • Commuinications and Media 
  • Engineering and Technology 
  • Administration and Mangement 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in political science and policy studies 
  • Relevant work experience. 

Benefits

  • Salary 43% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Power Systems Engineer

You can build as many turbines and solar panels as you like, but without connecting them to the grid, they aren't doing much. That's my job. I design and develop the generation, collection and distribution of our renewable electric power. Without me, all those electrons would have nowhere to go!

Environment

Indoor Office Sometimes working on project sites Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Computers and Electronics  
  • Design  
  • English Language  
  • Mathematics 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in engineering majoring in electrical. 
  • Prior work as an Electrical Engineer 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 59% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Project Finance Manager

A business is only as good as the numbers on its balance sheet, and i'm a numbers expert. I plan and organise the financial and accounting activities for our companies renewable energy projects.  I keep the money in order, so we earn more money than we spend!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Customer and Personal Service  
  • Administration and Management  
  • Economics and Accounting  
  • Administrative  
  • Mathematics  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or higher qualification in economics, commerce or accounting. 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 102% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Projects Control Manager

My job is to assist Construction Managers and Surveyors by supervising and inspecting our construction sites, estimating time, costs and resources. I inspect work, and collect and evaluate survey data, to prepare maps and plans. It's a technical job, and I like to get into the details.

Environment

Indoor Office Sometimes outdoors on project sites Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Computers and Electronics  
  • Geography  
  • Mathematics  
  • English Language  
  • Engineering and Technology  

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma in relevant field (Architectural, Building or Surveying Technician). 
  • VET and university are both common study pathways 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 30% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Quantity Surveyor

When building renewable energy projects, I estimate and monitor construction costs. I'm involved from the project feasibility stage, through planning, into construction and beyond. I may not come up with the plans, but I sure need to understand them!

Environment

Indoor Office Sometimes outdoors on project sites Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Mathematics  
  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Geography  
  • Computers and Electronics  
  • Customer and Personal Service  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in Civil Engineering. 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 39% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Research & Development Manager

In my job I'm pushing our technology into the future. What's next for solar, wind and batteries? I'm leading innovation and determining what will work best for our business. I'm proud of what we've done today, but what can we do tomorrow to make it better?

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Design 
  • Engineering and Technology 
  • Mechanical 
  • Administration and Management 
  • English Language

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in related field. 
  • Relevant industry experience. 

Benefits

  • Salary 54% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Sales & Marketing Manager

I sell the clean energy we are generating, and the technology that generates it. On any given day I'll be making an advertisement, working with new customers to buy our electricity, or recommending a energy generation solution. I love the direct role I play in switching people to renewable energy!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Sales and Marketing  
  • English Language  
  • Administration and Management  
  • Customer and Personal Service  
  • Communications and Media  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher qualification in business administration, advertising, marketing and communication or media studies. 
  • University and VET are both common study pathways 

Benefits

  • Salary 60% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • May earn commissions based on performance 
  • Moderate future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

SCADA Engineer

Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) is a system of software and hardware that allow us to control our renewable energy sites. That's my job, creating the computer connection between our wind turbines, solar arrays and big-batteries, and the team that runs them back in the office.

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Computers and Electronics  
  • Mathematics  
  • Engineering and Technology  
  • English Language  
  • Customer and Personal Service 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in information technology (programming, software engineering, software development or computer science)  
  • Some workers have a VET qualification 

Benefits

  • Salary 39% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Service Technician

I work on renewable energy project sites, installing and maintaining electrical equipment for solar panel arrays, wind turbines and big grid-scale batteries. I keep electrical systems running, to keep the renewable energy flowing.

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Physical exertion Using hands and tools to control or feel objects
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Building and Construction  
  • Administration and Management  
  • Mechanical  
  • Mathematics  
  • Design  

Qualifications

  • Certificate III or IV in electrotechnology (electrician or systems electrician). Often part of an apprenticeship. 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 33% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Software Developer

I'm the one who codes the algorithms. No, not the ones for your social media feed! The ones that keep our renewable energy systems running. Energy trading, operational control, back-office systems, I'm across them all. IF I'm coding, THEN things are optimised, ELSE no renewable energy!

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Computers and Electronics  
  • Mathematics  
  • Engineering and Technology  
  • English Language  
  • Customer and Personal Service  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in information technology (programming, software engineering, software development or computer science)  
  • Some workers have a VET qualification 

Benefits

  • Salary 39% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Solar PV & Battery Installer (Electrician)

Our clean energy transition isn't just about big project sites. Rooftop solar plays a big part in creating micro-grids to generate renewable energy. That's my job. I install, test, connect, and maintain solar panels and batteries on residential and commercial buildings. Go off grid with me!

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Physical exertion Using hands and tools to control or feel objects
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Mechanical  
  • Building and Construction  
  • English Language  
  • Design  
  • Customer and Personal Service  

Qualifications

  • Certificate III or IV in electrotechnology (electrician or systems electrician) 
  • Often part of an apprenticeship. 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 33% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Structural Engineer

I work through construction to make sure things stay put. I'm analysing structures, testing durability of materials, and overseeing the construction process. No one wants a wind turbine to fall down, or a solar panel to fly off in the wind. I'm here to make sure we build things once, and only once!

Environment

Indoor Office Sometimes working on project sites Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Design  
  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Building and Construction  
  • Mathematics  
  • English Language

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in Civil Engineering. 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 39% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Structural Steel Erector

Renewable energy projects take a lot of steel to build. That's where I come in. I erect and dismantle steel frames of buildings and other structures. Sometimes temporary, sometimes permanent. I've never met an I-beam I didn't like. No Jenga here, our steel structures are built to last.

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Using hands and tools to control or feel objects Working at heights
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Building and Construction  
  • Mechanical  
  • Mathematics  
  • Public Safety and Security  
  • Administration and Management 

Qualifications

  • No formal qualification required. 
  • Certificate II or III (Civil construction) may be useful 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 10% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Decline in future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Teacher

I've had a long career working in renewable energy, and now I'm passing that knowledge on to the next generation. My job is to teach you work-ready skills to unlock your career potential. I’m upskilling the future workforce!

Environment

Working at a computer In person/online classrooms, onsite at workplaces Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Customer and Personal Service  
  • Education and Training  
  • English Language  
  • Computers and Electronics  
  • Administrative  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in related field and extensive practical or industry experience in related field 
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 
  • Licencing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 12% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Transport Engineer

Renewable energy projects are big and need lots of components. It's my job to make sure we move people and freight efficiently and cost effectively. Need a turbine blade moved from the port to the site along narrow country roads? I'm on it! Let me get my maps.

Environment

Indoor Office Working at a computer Working with others
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Design  
  • Transportation  
  • Building and Construction  
  • Mathematics  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in Civil Engineering. 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 39% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Welder

You need two bits of metal attached to each other? You need me. My job is to fabricate and repair metal for our renewable energy sites using various welding techniques. There are lots of metal components used in renewable energy, and I'm here to make sure they stay together!

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Physical exertion Using hands and tools to control or feel objects
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Production and Processing  
  • Mechanical  
  • Mathematics 
  • English Language 
  • Design 

Qualifications

  • Certificate III or IV in engineering – fabrication trade 

Benefits

  • Salary 10% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Stable future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Wind Engineer

I design wind farms so we can turn wind into renewable energy. What turbines we use, where we place them, and how to improve their performance, that's all me. Show me a topographical map and some historical wind speed data and I'm happy!

Environment

Indoor Office Sometimes outdoors on project sites Working at a computer
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Engineering and Technology  
  • Mathematics  
  • Design  
  • Physics  
  • English Language

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification in engineering majoring in electrical. 
  • Prior work as an Electrical Engineer 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 59% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Strong future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations

Wind Turbine Technician

My office is 100 metres in the air. That's right, I install, inspect and maintain our wind turbines that generate renewable electricity. The business end of a wind turbine is at the top, so we've got to get up there to keep them running. Some say I have my head in the clouds. Some days, that's literally true!

Environment

Outdoor Project Sites Using hands and tools to control or feel objects Working at heights
Working with hands
Being creative
Leading and guiding
Solving problems
Working with people
Data and Details

Skills

  • Mechanical  
  • Computers and Electronics  
  • English Language  
  • Public Safety and Security  
  • Engineering and Technology

Qualifications

  • Certificate III or IV in electrotechnology (electrician or systems electrician) 
  • Licensing or registration required 

Benefits

  • Salary 79% higher than the average of all Australian occupations 
  • Moderate future demand expected 
*Average of all Australian occupations