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Head of Independent Engineering

Posting Date:  3 Apr 2024
City:  Melbourne

Melbourne, AU, VIC 3000 Sydney, AU, NSW 2095 Perth, AU, WA 6008 Brisbane, AU, QLD 4178

Contract Type:  Permanent
Division:  Green Energy Solutions
Level of experience:  Senior

RINA is currently recruiting for a Head of Independent Engineering, Australasia, to join one of our existing teams in Sydney (Manly) or Melbourne (City), or to help us build new team in Brisbane or Perth. 


RINA is a global engineering business, specialising in consulting engineering services for the renewable energy sector. We offer a complete package of services to investors, lenders, developers and asset owners in relation to wind energy (on-shore and off-shore), photovoltaic solar and energy storage technologies. 


The Head of Independent Engineering, Australasia, will oversee a wide range of RINA’s services in relation to renewable energy technical due diligence or lenders technical advisory. The role spans wind energy (on-shore and off-shore) and photovoltaic solar generation technologies as well as energy storage systems. They will mentor and collaborate with team members and check / approve a wide range of technical reports. They will frequently interact with clients and help win new business. This leadership role reports directly to the Head of Australasia. 

The Role


RINA has a growing portfolio of Independent Engineering assignments across the APAC region and world-wide.  

The Head of Independent Engineering, Australasia will provide oversight of our existing portfolio of Independent Engineering assignments in Australia and New Zealand and provide line management for a team of Engineers. They will provide mentoring and support to their team members and contribute to project delivery, occasionally as project director or technical specialist or both. They will frequently interact with clients and help win new business. This role reports directly to the Head of Australasia. 

The role will be focused on growing our existing team and capabilities in the sector, while consolidating and improving processes and delivering high levels of growth.  

Job Responsibilities



  • Contribute to business management as a member of the APAC Management Team and play an active role in the development of our renewable energy business and teams 
  • Manage the recruitment, development and co-ordination of the Independent Engineering team 
  • Provide technical and project management support, advice and expertise to colleague across the business 
  • Mentor and nurture team members with honesty and authenticity  
  • Build healthy and productive relationships with clients and identify business growth opportunities 
  • Collaborate widely with colleagues in other regions, including sector specialists, country managers, and technical colleagues 

Securing work 

  • Identify opportunities for new client relationships and new consulting assignments 
  • Oversee development of high-quality proposals to win new work 
  • Negotiate contracts in relation to new Independent Engineering assignments 


  • Act as Project Director on large and/or complex Independent Engineering assignments 
  • Oversee the delivery of Independent Engineering projects in Australia and New Zealand and support the wider Asia Pacific region  
  • Advise on Independent Engineering project execution globally 
  • Maintain an unwavering safety focus 

Business Improvement 

  • Improve documentation and processes to ensure high-quality project outputs 
  • Co-operate with the wider group to ensure quality of standards worldwide 
  • Develop in-house tools for delivering and managing work effectively 
  • Establish guidelines for consultants to follow and provide training in order to achieve a consistent approach/output 

Qualifications and Experience



  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline
  • Experience in a relevant, senior role
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in relation to at least one of wind energy, photovoltaic solar or energy storage technologies
  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant career experience
  • Highly developed technical due diligence skills
  • Good knowledge of relevant Australian, New Zealand and international technical standards and working practices


  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • Consulting experience or demonstrated aptitude for managing clients or service delivery
  • Chartered or Professional Engineer status
  • RPEQ certification

With over 5300 employees and 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide, RINA is a multinational player which provides certification, marine classification, product testing, site supervision and vendor inspection, training and engineering consultancy services across a wide range of sectors. Our business model covers the full process of project development, from concept to completion.  


At RINA, we endeavour to create a work environment where every person is valued and encouraged. We invite applications from all nationalities, all abilities and all genders. We recognise that women are significantly under-represented in our industry, especially in senior roles, and we commit to meaningful change to close that gap.


We provide equal employment opportunities, and we are committed to creating a workplace where everyone is respected and safe. 


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