Project Manager, Construction

Full-time, Permanent
Adelaide, Australia


Jan 24, 2020


Hydrostor is a leading developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) systems, a technology uniquely suited to enable the transition to a cleaner, more reliable electricity grid. A-CAES provides grid services that are not readily replicated by other storage technologies, giving it unique market potential. It flexibly addresses bulk electricity system needs for dispatchable capacity, renewable integration and optimization, transmission deferral and ancillary services, and is ideal for use in behind-the-meter or remote applications for mines and large industrial operations. Hydrostor’s solution delivers low-cost, long duration bulk energy storage (hundreds of MWs, 4-24+ hours) that is synchronous and emission-free and can be located where required by the grid. Hydrostor is based in Toronto and is in the midst of significant growth both in Canada and internationally, in markets such as the U.S., Australia and Chile where the company is currently developing projects.


Hydrostor is looking for a Project Manager to play a critical role on a project that is pivotal in the development pathway of Hydrostor’s Advanced Compressed Air Storage (A-CAES) technology. The role is intended to provide the single source of truth in relation to the business case health, schedule, budget, forecast and cashflow, issues, impediments and risks to the project. To achieve this, it’s expected that the Project Manager will utilise their skills and experience as a professional project manager to ensure they have put in place the appropriate framework to manage, communicate, report and identify gaps in the forecast health of the Business Case that underpins the project. This role will report to the Executive Vice President, Engineering & Projects with an indirect reporting relationship to the Project Sponsor.


  • Overall responsibility for the project including delivery of the Project objectives to ensure the underlying business case is achieved

  • Ensure that Project systems and processes are adhered to and identify areas for improvements.

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong links with both the project staff, service providers and contractors

  • Play a leading role in the development and actioning of the Project plans.

  • Managing the implementation of an effective Project Management Plan (PMP)

  • Ensuring project financial management is appropriate to project resourcing, budget and activities

  • Providing efficient and effective day to day technical support

  • Manage the effective, efficient and successful execution of remaining engineering, procurement and overall construction, via service providers and contractors

  • Develop and maintain a holistic view of the project and foster a collaborative and solution focussed culture across the team of personnel, service providers and contractors engaged to deliver the project

  • Provide open and concise reporting to the Project Sponsor of key issues around the design, constructability and market participation that impact the objectives and business case

  • Strong implementation of cost forecasts, cost control and time deliverables

  • Ensure all works are compliant with relevant codes and standards


  • Degree qualification in engineering

  • Minimum 10+ years Project Management experience in Oil & Gas, Petrochemical or Energy industries

  • Understanding of the differences between “Owner” project management and EPC project management. Preference will be given to those applicants with Owner experience

  • Full project lifecycle with significant and relevant construction experience is essential

  • Strong working knowledge of construction contracts and strategies, contractor procedures and construction work sequences

  • Ability to come onboard and come up to speed fast on a project partially complete (detailed engineering almost complete with construction contracts currently in the tender phase)

  • Superior oral and written communication skills

  • Strong people skills and conflict resolution skills

  • The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced demanding environment, with demonstrated adaptability to a high-growth culture involving shifting priorities.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Work Health and Safety and Fair Work Act including associated framework and supporting regulations and codes is essential

  • Developed computer skills (Outlook, Excel and MS Project essential)

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and success in driving a strong culture of safety and collaborative team participation

  • Experience in conducting compliance audits of safety systems and work sites

  • Underground mining industry experience highly regarded

  • Role to be based out of Adelaide, Australia

  • Experience with projects connecting to South Australian Power Networks (SAPN) distribution system and participation in the National Electricity Market (NEM) an asset


Please fill out the form or email your resume and cover letter to careers@hydrostor.ca before the deadline and state the applying Job Title in the subject line.  Or, by mail to Human Resources at 365 Hydrostor Inc., Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2V1.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hydrostor values, respects and supports the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our team.  Our employment decisions are based on business and position requirements without regard to factors such as race, sex, colour, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, same-sex partnership status, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship, family status or marital status, creed, gender identity or gender expression, or any other factor that are legislatively protected.

Hydrostor is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Applicants requiring accommodation during the recruitment and selection process are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required. We will work with you to meet your needs.