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About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.


For the Voith Hydro, Program 3 - Snowy Hydro 2.0 Project, we are looking for you as a

General Site Manager
Job No 70941 Located in Cooma



Join one of the top players in the hydropower and renewable energies market and contribute to shaping the mega trend decarbonization!


Job summary

The General Site Manager is responsible for the safe and smooth operation of the construction site of Snowy electrical and mechanical scope (Turbines, Generators, Hydraulic Steel Structures, BoPe and BoPm). They manage and coordinates all related tasks to build, commission and hand-over the hydro power plant as per contract requirements and within schedule and budget. They are the prime person of contact towards the client for all daily site operations. They manage involved stakeholders and proactively coordinates the site activities with internal and external parties. They lead and aligns an international site team in a mega construction project and based on transparent project goals. The GSM is located at construction site reporting to the Local Project Director.



Voith Hydro Site Team Members


Key Responsibilities

  • Assure everyone commits to our HSE culture and monitor, document and report HSE activities
  • Overall leadership of the Voith Hydro Construction Site
  • Establish all site processes and practices as per contract requirements, company standards, local regulations and leading project management practices such as earned value analysis and KPIs;
  • Establish and maintain close relationship and regular communication with the customer, union representatives and stakeholders;
  • Fulfil site contractual requirements and negotiate effectively with the client in order to achieve the customer satisfaction and to respect the best interests of the company (commercial / contractual topics to be escalated and decided by Local Project Director)
  • Establish the schedule to meet agreed internal and external milestones and ensure proper work planning to allow critical path to be followed.
  • Document, control and assess site status regarding costs and progress, establish mitigation or recovery plan for cost overruns or schedule delays
  • Identify / quantify, communicate and align on the risks and chances with the local project team and the Local Project Director
  • Coordinate site activities (HSE, Quality, Production, Technical support, Site Services, Contract, Administration) and manage work across the site team members;
  • Support the site team with HSE processes, short and medium term work planning, engineering / installation procedures and any other field supervision tasks.



  • Engineering degree (Civil or Mechanical)
  • Project Management degree (MBA, P. Eng. or similar)



  • HSE and Quality Mindset
  • Previous demonstrated experience in a Senior/Management level position, minimum of 10 years of experience in general site management or project management roles in large Hydro Power projects or in similar industries.
  • Sound technical and operational knowledge of hydro-power equipment installation and commissioning
  • Sound contractual knowledge
  • Being customer and people oriented, accountable and solution driven.
  • Team player with strong leadership and project management skills.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills in English; due to the international team set-up additional languages are beneficial



Project Information:

Snowy 2.0 is the next generation of the iconic Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme, and construction of this major pumped-hydro project is well underway. Once complete, the Scheme will provide 2000 megawatts of dispatchable, on-demand renewable power and approximately 350,000 megawatt hours of large-scale energy storage to the Australian National Electricity Market. Voith is the awarded Sub Contractor. The above role is in connection to this project.