Title:  Technical Lead - Testing & Commissioning


Victoria, Australia

Employment Type:  Permanent Full Time


  • Make a real difference and help shape our customers’ Energy Future
  • Hybrid working > 2 days WFH > Choose your office days
  • Careers with Purpose > Collaborative > Inclusive > Flexible Work Environment 

When you choose AusNet, you’ll join genuine people working together, making Real. Progress

At AusNet, we’re the link between renewable energy sources and local communities, playing a key role in the clean energy transition and providing essential energy to every Victorian family.

Help us lead the way, while enriching your career with real people who encourage you to bring your best and make real impact – for your career, our communities, and Australia’s cleaner energy future.


Purposeful work with genuinely good people. That’s refreshing.


We are looking for a Technical Lead (Testing and Commissioning) to oversee the seamless execution of numerous large and intricate design packages, overseeing multiple work streams to ensure alignment with design specifications, timeframes, and budgetary parameters, while also prioritizing commercial viability, safety protocols, quality standards, and environmental and community objectives.

This pivotal role is specifically tailored to spearhead and supervise the design implementation of various greenfield and brownfield terminal station work packages within the ambit of the Western Renewable Link (WRL) Project. Additionally, it entails offering technical guidance during the construction phase as needed.


With a 3/2 Hybrid (Office/WFH) split this role is based in Melbourne, Victoria with regular travel to our sites from Ballarat to Ararat and is part of the Western Renewables Link (WRL) Team


This role will deliver real outcomes, including but not limited to:


  • Plan, control, and oversee test & commissioning (T&C) delivery to meet quality and project objectives.
  • Monitor performance of T&C partners within the EPC contractor to ensure timely deliverables within budget.
  • Lead approval process for all T&C packages in alignment with project requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance and manage responses to queries during design and construction phases.
  • Develop and manage T&C schedules, ensuring adherence to project timelines.
  • Ensure T&C costs align with project requirements and demonstrate commercial awareness.
  • Contribute to new business and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Manage client and stakeholder expectations, fostering effective communication within the project team.
  • Ensure compliance with design and T&C procedures, fostering innovation and project success.
  • Uphold AusNet Safety in Design requirements and adhere to company policies and procedures.
  • Lead and deliver T&C elements of the project, engaging internal stakeholders for seamless operations.
  • Provide technical guidance throughout project delivery and commissioning.

You don’t need to check every box; however, we are looking for a good combination of:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Architecture, Building, Construction, Engineering or extensive experience in technical management on significant projects, design or construction
  • Multi-discipline project experience in Building, Construction and Design
  • Proven commercial and legislative compliance skills and design frameworks and systems
  • Demonstrated competencies in Head Contract and Subcontract understanding and interpretation.
  • Strong stakeholder management with major consultant partners
  • Awareness of risk management principles and how design can impact operational risk.
  • Proficient skills in relevant computer software packages and necessary to perform the role.
  • Strong time and cost management skills in timely delivery of design and management of both the costs of preparing design and the costs of the works


A real place to belong 
We celebrate unique voices, refreshing perspectives and diversity in our team. Engage and connect through our social club, family day, wide range of events or by joining one of our Employee Network Groups.  

We believe in more than just competitive pay. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Flexibility: whether this is hybrid work, flexible hours, or part time arrangements, we’ll work with you to help balance work and life.
  • Leave: more than typical personal leave and a generous 14 weeks of paid parental leave, with no minimum service.
  • Community giving: a paid day to volunteer with our social impact partner, Foodbank, or for a cause that matters to you.
  • Perks: we offer all the other perks you’ve come to expect like purchased leave, income protection insurance, novated leasing, corporate discounts, private health cover discounts and more.


As an industry in transformation, we’re excited by the possibilities ahead.

So, if you’re passionate about our purpose and committed to making real progress, bring your energy and join AusNet. Together, we can shape a new way forward.