Battery Lead

Posted 31 May 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy Storage & DSR
Contact NameGeorge Lynch

Job description

Job Title: Senior Project Manager / Battery Lead

Location: Melbourne or Sydney, Australia

TGRC partnered with a leading independent power producer (IPP) at the forefront of Australia’s energy transition. Our mission is to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy solutions to drive a sustainable future. We specialize in the development, financing, construction, and operation of renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, and battery energy storage systems (BESS).

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Project Manager to join their team in either Melbourne or Sydney. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leading utility-scale Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) transactions from conception to Final Investment Decision (FID). This role requires an individual with a deep understanding of the Australian energy market and the ability to navigate through all key critical development milestones of BESS projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage utility-scale BESS projects from initial concept through to FID.

  • Oversee all aspects of project development, including feasibility studies, site selection, permitting, and stakeholder engagement.

  • Ensure the successful completion of all critical development milestones, including land acquisition, grid connection approvals, environmental assessments, and regulatory compliance.

  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to secure necessary permits and approvals.

  • Develop and manage project budgets, timelines, and resources.

  • Conduct financial modeling and risk assessments to support investment decisions.

  • Negotiate and secure project financing, including equity and debt arrangements.

  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, utilities, landowners, and community groups.

  • Represent the company at industry events, public hearings, and community meetings.

  • Collaborate with engineering teams to ensure technical feasibility and optimal design of BESS projects.

  • Oversee procurement processes, including the selection of contractors, suppliers, and technology providers.

  • Stay abreast of regulatory developments, market trends, and technological advancements in the Australian energy sector.

  • Provide insights and recommendations to senior management based on market intelligence and regulatory changes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Renewable Energy, Business, or a related field.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the Australian energy market, with a focus on utility-scale BESS or Solar projects.

  • Demonstrated experience leading BESS transactions from conception to FID.

  • Strong understanding of the Australian regulatory framework, grid connection processes, and market dynamics.

  • Excellent project management skills with a proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.

  • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills.

If this sounds like an interesting role that you want more detail on, please reach out to george@greenrecruitmentcompany.com