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Application Engineer - Tender Specialist

Date: 12-Jul-2018

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU

Company: Origin Energy Services Ltd

  • Perfect opportunity for an applications/design engineer with strong tender/bid experience 
  • Join our Project Delivery Team
  • Solar design opportunity with a leading retailer 
  • Location: Melbourne CBD, VIC & Sydney CBD, NSW


Origin - Australia's Leading Integrated Energy Company
An integral part of Australia’s energy future, we explore, produce, generate and sell energy to power millions of Australian homes and businesses every day, keeping them going and growing.

Origin is the largest energy retailer in Australia, and with 4.3 million customers we’re constantly evolving and changing to better suit their needs. Our activities include power generation, energy trading, the sale of LPG, electricity, natural gas and solar as well as the development of new and emerging technologies. Consider your possibilities with Australia’s leading integrated energy company.

The Role

Working in our Business Solar and Energy Solutions team who are responsible for developing and implementing sales of Business Energy solutions, Solar, home products and other emerging energy solutions and home services.

The Application Engineer - Tender Specialist will play a lead role in developing solar solutions for commercial and industrial solar projects. The role will be responsible for developing detailed tender responses, including review of contracts, identification of key business risks and treatments, development of concept designs, cost estimates and tender support documentations. The engineer will also be responsible for the optimised and efficient detailed design of commercial solar systems.  

Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop detailed responses to commercial solar tenders, including construction of detailed methodologies, processes, design and firm costing
  • Review and address risks and non-compliances in the tender and associated contracts
  • Develop commercial-grade solar system designs to achieve cost and performance optimised solutions based best-fit energy load-matched designs for both D&C and PPA offerings
  • Develop detailed design ensuring correct configuration and protection requirements are met
  • Liaise with Solar Business Development team and assist with technical and commercial development of Client offers
  • Lead the technical aspects of solar PV tender processes including solar concept and detailed design, tender documentation and budget development associated with C&I projects
  • Determine works/modifications necessary for full installation of PV system
  • Carry out site inspections to be able to develop firm costings and methodologies for installation
  • Negotiate with suppliers to ensure that the most cost-effective solution is offered to the client
  • Expert use of other engineering softwares such as PVSyst, Helioscope, for performance modelling

Is This You?

  • System design from concept to detailed design of optimal solution
  • Development of detailed tender responses and identification of key technical and commercial risks and non-compliances
  • Development of Scope of Works, RFQ's, Costing & key equipment selection
  • Internal liaison - with Origin's Business Development, Projects, Design, Procurement/Supply Chain, HSE, Commercial groups, to ensure that cost effective installation is achieved.
  • External liaison with clients, consultants, electricity networks, stakeholders, equipment suppliers & sub contractors to ensure the project is delivered efficiently.

This role will fit someone who would like to get their foot in the door within a nationally recognised brand. It's a technical role that would suit someone with an electrical/engineering background.


We embrace the diversity of our people and flexible working arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we serve.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply. 
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Job Requisition ID: 65197

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