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Project Manager - Surface (SMP and EI&C)



Melbourne VIC, Australia
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Title: Project Manager – Surface (SMP and EI&C)

Location: Melbourne - Victoria - Frequent site visits to Broken Hill NSW

Job Type: Full-time

Join the Clean Energy Revolution!

Are you ready to shape the future of sustainable energy? Hydrostor, a pioneer in Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) systems, is seeking an experienced Project Manager to join our team in Melbourne. We’re enabling the energy transition to a cleaner, more reliable electricity grid, and invite you to be at the forefront of this groundbreaking journey.

Why Hydrostor?

Our cutting-edge A-CAES technology is uniquely positioned to revolutionize the energy landscape. Join us as we lead the way in shaping a greener, more sustainable future.

Your Mission:

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Project Manager to oversee the construction of the Advanced Compressed Air Energy storage (A-CAES) plant for Silver City Project. This role requires a person with comprehensive experience in Structural, Mechanical, Piping (SMP), Electrical, Instrumentation, Control (EI&C) and Civils disciplines to join our dynamic owner’s team.

The position will support the Silver City Project in Broken Hill as part of the Owner’s / Client Team working with the construction team to provide senior leadership in the lead up to execution and on site. As a key member of the senior management presence on site, the Project Manager will oversee the development and execution of the Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage process plant on the surface that connects with an underground cavern and water reservoir, also to be developed by the Project.

This role will work collaboratively with the wider Hydrostor team members and our construction partner on the Silver City Project as it moves through late-stage development to financial close and on to construction completion.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of the processing / power plant build, ensuring that the project is completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality and safety standards. They will demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, capable of fostering a culture of teamwork, inclusiveness and collaboration. This individual will not only possess technical expertise but will also embody Hydrostor’s values of Authentic, Bold, Compassionate and United. They will be adept at managing diverse teams, navigating complex stakeholder relationships and driving project success through effective communication and problem-solving. Above all, the ideal candidate will be passionate about contributing to the development of cutting-edge renewable energy solutions and committed to creating a positive, supportive work environment for all team members.

This role is initially based in our Melbourne Offices with frequent travel to site in Broken Hill, NSW, travel maybe required on weekends to meet project needs and schedules. Once in the execution phase, the role will transition to a Fly-In / Fly-out (FIFO) role to and from Broken Hill or live-in (if suitable).

Your Day-to-Day Adventures:

Project Leadership

  • Work with the construction team to successfully deliver the Structural, Mechanical, Piping, Electrical, Instrumentation, Controls, and Civil aspects ensuring adherence to project timelines, budget and quality standards.
  • Support the Owner’s project leadership on site, providing strategic insights and on-the-ground management to facilitate seamless construction delivery with the construction partners.

Late-stage development

  • Work collaboratively with the wider Hydrostor team members and construction partner to review the constructability of the project and suggest opportunities to improve costs, efficiencies, productivity and scheduling.
  • Be part of the design review process to contribute your experience and knowledge to developing best for project solutions and designs.

Construction Execution

  • Monitor construction activities to ensure all work meets the project specifications, quality specifications, quality standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Track and report on project progress, identifying any deviations from the plan and implementing correction actions as necessary with the construction partner.
  • Address and resolve any issues that arise on-site, coordinating with the managing contractor and other stakeholders to ensure swift effective solutions.

Project Controls

  • Work with the construction team to successfully deliver the SMP, EI&C and civil works ensuring adherence to project timelines, budget and quality standards.

Candidate/Employee Overview:

You are a highly skilled and experienced project manager specializing in SMP and EI&C projects. Your background demonstrates a strong track record of successfully delivering complex projects on time and within budget. You possess exceptional leadership and communication skills, which enable you to effectively manage multidisciplinary teams and navigate complex stakeholder relationships.

Your expertise includes working in remote or FIFO environments, making you adept at handling the unique challenges these projects present. You are well-versed in relevant regulations and standards governing construction, ensuring compliance and maintaining the highest safety standards.

You are a proactive problem-solver with the ability to anticipate potential issues and develop effective mitigation strategies. Your ability to foster a culture of teamwork, inclusiveness, and collaboration aligns perfectly with Hydrostor's values. You are committed to innovation, sustainability, and integrity, making you an ideal fit for leading the development of cutting-edge renewable energy solutions.

Passionate about contributing to transformative projects, you are eager to bring your expertise to the early stages of Project Silver City and see it through to successful completion. Your dedication to creating positive impacts through your work makes you an invaluable asset to the Hydrostor team.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in project management, with a focus on processing plants or gas power plants construction covering SMP and EI&C disciplines.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering complex projects on time and within budget.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively manage multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders.
  • Experience working in remote or FIFO (Fly-In-Fly-Out) environments preferred.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and standards governing construction projects.
  • Experience in the management of industrial relations highly desirable.

To Apply:

To apply for this position, submit your resume by clicking “Easy Apply”.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected to move forward in the interview process will be contacted.

For more information on Hydrostor and the exciting journey we’re on visit our website at

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Hydrostor, we know that fostering an inclusive workplace, which values diversity, inclusion, and belonging is paramount to our success.

To fulfill our mission, our goal is to attract people who come from all backgrounds and walks of life, who bring diverse perspectives with wide-ranging experiences, and who share in our common passion to drive innovation and change the global energy landscape.

Hydrostor proudly embraces the principles of equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to providing opportunities for all employees and candidates. We ensure that all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental, pregnancy, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status protected by applicable law.

Hydrostor is committed to making our application and interview process accessible to everyone, and we encourage applications from people with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation at any stage, please contact us at In your application, we welcome you to specify your preferred pronouns (e.g. she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).