Paid Work Experience - ITP Renewables


Undergraduate Engineering Paid Work Experience Position 

A paid work experience position is available, suitable to be taken as ENGN3100 (non-credit bearing).
About IT Power
The IT Power Group, formed in 1981, is a specialist renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon markets consulting company. The Group has offices and projects throughout the world.
IT Power (Australia) was established in 2003 and has undertaken a wide range of projects, including designing grid-connected renewable power systems, providing advice for government policy, feasibility studies for large, off-grid power systems, developing micro-finance models for community-owned power systems in developing countries and modelling large-scale power systems for industrial use.
The staff at IT Power (ITP) have backgrounds in renewable energy and energy efficiency, research, development and implementation, managing and reviewing government incentive programs, high level policy analysis and research, including carbon markets, engineering design and project management.
Position Summary
Working under the supervision of the Inspection Co-ordinator, the main role of this undergraduate position will be to support the day-to-day operation of the Inspections Programs. The role involves ensuring that the allocated sites are inspected within the provided timeframe for each round, and that findings accurately reflect the standards and guidelines.
Ad hoc work may also be available with the ITP Engineering and ITP Construction division supporting tender submissions, basic system design, research work, sourcing of products in the PV industry, data analysis or other work to assist the business.
The position will be on a casual basis with immediate start, running until January 2019 with the potential of ongoing work over the summer dependant on organisational work load.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Key duties of the Undergraduate Engineer include:
• Allocating inspection sites to inspectors across Australia
• Contacting homeowners over the phone to confirm interest and organise inspections
• Liaising with inspectors to organise inspections at agreeable times and ensuring that they conduct the inspections in an efficient and cost-effective manner
• Checking over inspections findings to ensure they are consistent with applicable Australian standards and industry guidelines
• Generating summary reports to be submitted to the CER
• Responding to any questions or comments from installers on the findings
• Ensuring that all inspections are completed within the timeframes specified by the CER
• Ensuring that all inspectors meet CER requirements, follow all ITP and CER procedures and work in compliance with WHS legislation.
Qualifications, Experience and Personal Attributes
To be successful in the position, the applicant will have attained or be on track to attain an engineering degree and have an interest in the renewable energy sector.
The applicant will have excellent verbal skills with a professional phone manner, a high level of written communication skills for correction of grammar and good attention to detail. They will have demonstrated experience using the Microsoft suite, particularly Word and Excel.
Training will be provided on a task by task basis however and this is ideal for a student looking for industry work experience.
To apply for the position, please send a CV and cover letter to Successful applicants will be invited to an interview.
If you require further information about the position feel free to contact Clara Mazzone on (02) 6257 3511 or
Applications close Monday 6th August 2018.
More information on the CER Inspections Program
The main inspections program that ITP undertake is for the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) which was established under the Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011. The CER is a non-corporate Commonwealth entity which administers schemes legislated by the Australian Government for measuring, managing, and reducing Australia’s carbon emissions.
There are four key schemes that the CER is currently administrating, including the Renewable Energy Target (RET) under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000. Under the RET the CER is required to conduct random inspections of a statistically significant number of small-scale generation units that have had small-scale technology certificates (STCs) created against them, such as solar photovoltaic (PV) systems less than 100 kW in size.
One of the conditions for the creation of certificates is that the installation meets applicable Australian standards and guidelines in force at the time the unit was installed. The other
main condition is that state/territory and local government requirements regarding the installation have been met.
Additional information about the Inspections Program is available from the ITP website or CER website
Role of ITP in the Inspections Program
The CER have commissioned ITP to manage an allocation of small-scale PV system inspections as part of the Inspections Program. ITP have been involved in the Program since 2009 and have undertaken over 5,000 inspections since then.
The main responsibilities of ITP are to:
• Conduct inspections through an Australia-wide network of qualified electricians and solar installers and create a draft report of findings;
• Receive comments from installers, designers and agents on the draft report; and
• Submit the final report to the CER for action, review and dissemination to relevant stakeholders.

Application closing date

6 August 2018
Applications open for this opportunity: 
3 Aug 2018
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