About us

Middleton Group is an Australian owned and operated consultancy, with a team of engineers and project managers, who thrive on solving complex power and energy challenges through innovation, collaboration and engineering excellence. We specialise in all the major engineering market segments including transportation, sustainable energy, industrial and power utilities. Our services include:

• Strategy and planning
• Design and engineering
• Project management and delivery
• Operations and maintenance

We believe it is our responsibility to create a sustainable energy future for our communities. We understand that it is incumbent upon every individual within our organisation to help our local industry partners and communities to move toward sustainable power usage and renewable energy.

At Middleton Group, we aim to develop future leaders for the industry in a collaborative environment and strive to create an exceptional place to work for our people. Working with us, you will benefit from:

• Varied and challenging work
• Ongoing training and development
• Leadership opportunities
• Equality, diversity and inclusion
• Supportive and nurturing working policies

About this opportunity

Middleton Group is looking for a passionate principal design manager to deliver exceptional results to our customers, driving strong and enduring trust based relationships that supports repeat business and overall business growth.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing the delivery of complex technical projects to deliver business outcomes, including zero harm, on time delivery of quality work to the agreed budget in line with Middleton Group’s Project Delivery Framework
  • Manage internal and external stakeholders to proactively identify, monitor and address key project risks and issues
  • Managing multiple projects and budgets to national and international customers
  • Drive repeat business and business growth through exceptional project delivery

Technical Depth & Breadth

  • Consistently demonstrates high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity and creativity
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge in project management principles, theories and concepts
  • Sound understanding and proven application of project management principles

Guidance / Initiative

  • Leading a team to ensure projects from start to finish maintaining a high standard of quality, safety, are within cost and in agreed time frames
  • Leading, coaching and uplifting the capability of your team
  • Self-supervising within expectations of senior management
  • Provides guidance to departments/many groups of the organization
  • Acts independently to advise the top organizational level in Middleton Group and external organisations
  • Exercises comprehensive discretion in judgment and initiative in setting & implementing goals
  • Coordinate and lead continuous improvement across all levels of the organization

Communication / Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong ability to influence
  • Ability to understand, communicate and manage complex engineering programs
  • Strong expertise in managing conflicting commercial agendas and requirement for technical levels to be met
  • Well-developed interpersonal, negotiation and problem-solving capability
  • Proactive approach to relationship building within and across project teams
  • Ability to prepare and deliver high quality communications suitable for management and external stakeholders (both written and verbal)

Benefits of working with us

  • Grow your career under the guidance and support of ‘best in industry’ technical experts
  • Enjoy the freedom to develop and create solutions to tomorrows challenges
  • Be exposed to varied and challenging work
  • Work with a great team who are all committed to the same goals as you
  • Enjoy working within our modern office environment
  • Access broader industry expertise where required through our extensive professional networks, sub-consultants and partners
  • Enjoy direct day-to-day interaction with our clients and partners
  • Enjoy flexible and family-friendly working arrangements
  • Flexible working locations (Offices in Melbourne and Sydney)
  • Professional annual memberships paid for (i.e. CPEng, EA, EESA)
  • Formal graduate development program
  • Competitive Remuneration Package


The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BEng)
  • Be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident
  • 15 years of relevant industry experience
  • Show proficiency level for technical tasks associated with relevant practice area
  • Able to effectively train people outside his/her workgroup
  • Able to give effective presentations to critical/high-level customers and effectively represent workgroup on review panels and cross-organizational teams
  • Can write convincing proposals and reports with all necessary backup material for external consumption
  • Target utilisation average is 80%+

How to apply

If you want to develop your career with us, apply online today.

To apply directly, simply submit your CV, cover letter and references to info@middletongroup.com.au, we would love to hear from you!

Application closing date: Friday 29th of April 2022.

Middleton Group thrives to build a diverse and inclusive workplace, people of all genders, ethnicity, identity, thought and experiences are welcomed.