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Technical Services Manager – Hydrogen Mechanical Engineering

About This Position…

Our Client is a team of professionals dedicated to introducing advanced Hydro Technology to Australia and the world. This newly launched start-up subsidiary of a renowned international trading/investment house of Japan, is currently expanding their operations and seeks for a professional Technical Support Engineer to join their Team.

Primary focus will be to ensure high quality technical services are always provided for their internal and external stakeholders involved in their current and upcoming projects.

For this role, alongside with your expertise on Hydro Technology, you are required to hold a strong qualification and work experience in mechanical engineering within the renewable energy sector (solar, water, oil & gas, battery and more).

A successful Candidate will be able to manage and advise technical aspects of assigned projects relating to Energy Transformation (EX) strategy (including renewable energy), hydrogen production and other end-use cases. Your experience in Project Management (Australia) will be advantaged. Ideally, Candidates will have experience in managing or coordinating government and contractor processes and contracts.

If you are an expert, looking to apply your expertise to make a difference in the renewable energy sector – this position is for you.


  • Pioneering Hydrogen Projects: Lead the way in transforming Australia’s energy landscape by spearheading cutting-edge projects in hydrogen production and renewable energy.
  • Innovative Start-Up Environment: Join a dynamic start-up team at the forefront of the industry, where your ideas and expertise will drive real change and innovation.
  • Lucrative Compensation Package: Enjoy a competitive salary package of up to $250K per year, along with negotiable remote work options, as you contribute to shaping the future of sustainable energy.

What does your next role look like?

The role includes but is not limited to:

  • Technical lead for project development from pre-feasibility through to delivery, including management and coordination of engineering consultants and contractors
  • Acting as technical representative and providing oversight and assurance for project partners through detailed design, construction, and commissioning
  • Assess technical feasibility of renewable energy and hydrogen production projects
  • conduct technical and environmental due diligence on acquisition opportunities
  • Liaise with internal & external project stakeholders, including project partners, lenders / clients’ technical personnel / advisors, insurance providers, electricity supplier technical personnel and maintain a strong industry network
  • Coordinate and interface with other functional groups, internal teams and Japanese HQ, including the Business Development & Portfolio Management Team and the Accounting & Tax Team
  • Assist the Company’s other team members during negotiations of project documents; direct negotiation on technical issues of project documents
  • Prepare PQ/RFP documents, determine scopes of work, evaluate EPC technical bids and manage EPC contracts
  • Understand local conditions and requirements (e.g. social licence, environment, risk, traditional owner corporations etc.) and ensure project organisations are capable of monitoring changes and developments in local environments

A little about you…

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Chartered and eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in power, renewable energy or a related field. Hydrogen experience considered an advantage
  • Minimum 5 years project management experience with a renewable energy developer, energy company, contractor, or engineering consultancy firm
  • Demonstrated experience in project delivery, risk management, safety management, and technical due diligence of renewable energy or hydrogen projects, with experience during detailed design, construction, and commissioning considered an advantage
  • Broad understanding of engineering principles and commercial impact of engineering decisions and actively communicates this understanding to other team members
  • Familiar with project documentation such as EPC contracts, work breakdown structures, EIA, quality assurance management plans, project execution plans etc.
  • Familiar with permitting and approvals processes for large scale infrastructure, such as wind farms, electricity/gas transmission, or major hazard facilities 
  • Experience in managing or coordinating government and contractor processes and contracts.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrating effective communication across all levels of client organisations, project partners, contractors, and government bodies
  • Willingness to travel frequently (both domestic and overseas) – trips are generally short, lasting 1-3 days, rather than extended stays of a week or more.
  • Team player who is flexible and eager to contribute to a professional startup environment
  • Legal right to work in Australia without restrictions.


Melbourne CBD – Well facilitated with high conveniences, including accessible restaurants/shops and transport.

Working Hour…

9:00am to 5:00pm – Monday to Friday

Salary range…

Up to $250,000 package per year (inc Bonus and Super)

Working flexibility…

Initially, full onsite presence is required. Followingly, optional remote work per week negotiable (2 days/week remote)

Start From…

Immediate commencement for the right candidate. 

Application due date…

Apply by Friday, 12 July 2024. Act swiftly as the application process may close earlier based on recruitment progress.

What this opportunity offers…

Innovative Start-Up Environment:

  • Join a pioneering team within a high-class Japanese subsidiary.
  • Contribute to advanced hydrogen production and supply projects.
  • Benefit from a company committed to career growth.

Comprehensive Benefits and Travel:

  • Enjoy extensive health and well-being benefits.
  • Frequent domestic and international travel opportunities.
  • Supportive work environment focused on your development.

Prime CBD Location and Career Growth:

  • Convenient CBD office with easy access to amenities.
  • Engage in large-scale, cutting-edge hydrogen projects.
  • Opportunities for significant professional advancement.



Should the outlined role align with your career objectives, we encourage you to formally register and apply at your earliest convenience. For any queries or clarifications, please feel free to reach out to us. Your concerns are important, and we are readily available to address them.



We sincerely appreciate your interest in this opportunity and eagerly anticipate the submission of your application. Prior to applying, kindly ensure that your resume aligns with the requirements of the role.

Posted on 15 Jun 2024

Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC, Victoria

Full time

Up to $250,000/year (please inquire for details).

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