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Site Engineer Australia

Job Title              Construction Field Engineer Site Based - Australia

Department      Construction


About Lightsource bp   


Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.


With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.


We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.


What You’ll do (the role)           



Lightsource bp’s Commercial Engineering Team provides technical support across all areas of the global organisation and for projects being developed across the globe.

A site based engineer will be expected to support all areas of Lightsource bp’s Commercial Engineering outcomes by focusing on projects in construction.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Project based site role in regional Australia, supporting the Project Construction process across all technical aspects including the monitoring of site works, QA documentation, HSE, review and development of internal or external reports;
  • Support and proactively monitor to ensure a strong positive site Health & Safety and Environmental culture;
  • Interfacing with the EPC Contractor, LSbp’s Owner’s Engineer, Technical Advisors and network connection related activities undertaken by the Network Service Provider (NSP), leading a positive approach to relationships.
  • Monitor and report on Technical Performance for project construction activities, including construction schedule, logistics, procurement and interfaces;
  • Support the Project Manager as needed across technical aspects during the construction period, Works Completion and PAC;
  • Coordinate site technical support with the regional Commercial Engineering manager and related support staff;
  • Coordinate and manage Technical Advisors (OE, LTA, etc) when onsite;
  • Review and document EPC Contractor construction activities for compliance with Owner’s Requirements and EPC Contract technical appendices.


Who we’re looking for

Knowledge / Experience


  • 2-5 years of experience;
  • Solar PV industry is mandatory;
  • Good knowledge of PV generating technologies and constituent components (modules, inverters, structures, trackers, etc);
  • Knowledge of EPC contracts, particularly Technical Appendices;
  • Experience with large-scale Solar PV plants in Australia, working either on the Developer, EPC Contractor or Technical Advisor side would be an advantage;
  • Good knowledge of local Australian conditions and related technical interpretations;
  • Good knowledge of the main players in the industry (TAs, investors, EPCs, etc).



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering


Why you’ll make a great member of the team  

Personal Qualities


  • Fluent English spoken and written;
  • Full Driving licence;
  • Proactive, autonomous, flexible and driven.
  • Forward thinking, a problem solver and solution provider;
  • Proactive and being able to prioritise workload;
  • Able to promote a positive working culture within the team;
  • Strong organisational and good communication skills both verbal and written.


Why you’ll want to work for us


Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.


Be you

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.


Be responsible

Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity. 


Be recognized

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.


Be inspired

Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives.


Our Core Values

Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.