Site construction staff – Skills are needed for major infrastructure projects.
Asset Managers – Asset Managers are required for traditional power stations, and we have seen vacancy activity rise in this market over the past six months.
Mechanical and Electrical Technicians – Candidates with cogen and trigen technology skills are sought. Co-generation and tri-generation projects are becoming more popular and candidates with these technology skills are needed as the construction industry picks up pace.
Estimators – New budgets within the utilities transmission and distribution sector have enabled employers to hire Estimators.
Linesmen/women – High demand remains for these professionals, yet supply continues to fall short of demand across the country.
Testers – Given the size and age of some assets, constant preventative measures are required. This is creating demand for Testers.
While there are minimal roles in transmission and distribution, within power generation we are seeing good demand for staff, including for good operators and Asset Managers. Employers will still pay a premium for candidates with specific skill sets or who can bring added value or work to their business.
In NSW over the last quarter the power generation industry became the main focus of employment. With a major renewable solar project about to commence in regional west NSW, there will be major demand for both white and blue collar experts in that state.