What Tom does
Tom works as a Project Development Manager at Neoen, a developer and operator of renewable energy technologies, including solar and wind power and energy storage.
Tom’s role is as diverse as they come! He is responsible for project development activities such as scouting prospective renewable energy project locations, supporting procurement of wind turbines, managing the highly technical grid connection process and presenting to communities, government and industry on the renewable energy industry.
What Tom loves about his job
Tom believes he’s secured a job that’s the ultimate trifecta – enjoyable day-to-day, technically interesting and providing development and learning opportunities in an industry that impacts everyone, everyday!
“We have great opportunities for employment and South Australia is really leading the way in terms of its adoption of renewables and with that, is the opportunity for new, big projects.”
How Tom got there
Tom grew up in Port Lincoln, in regional South Australia, and worked on a tuna farm before enrolling at university to study a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) at Adelaide University.
He began his career in the energy industry after winning a graduate role at ElectraNet (power transmission system provider) in 2012 and progressed to work at Consolidated Power Projects, which designed substations and powerlines for ElectraNet and windfarms across the country.