As Snowy 2.0 progresses to final investment decision late in 2018, Snowy Hydro expects that the project will create business opportunities in the local region. In fact there have already been a range of Snowy Mountains-based businesses involved in the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study and the geological investigations program currently underway.
While Snowy Hydro owns the project a number of large civil, electrical and mechanical contractors will take the lead on the construction. These principal contractors will manage the project’s procurement, specialist subcontracting and workforce requirements.
Snowy Hydro will work closely with the principal contractors to submit an Australian Industry Participation Plan for the project which will formally outline opportunities for Australian businesses.
Local companies interested in the project can register with the Snowy 2.0 Business Directory to receive updates as the project progresses. The Business Register will be shared with the principal contractors and later this year information sessions will be held with local businesses across the Snowy Mountains region.
Please note: Registration with the directory is voluntary and will not automatically qualify businesses for future procurement opportunities. Companies are advised to also follow normal business practices in order to seek out opportunities related to the project
Snowy 2.0 is an exciting project that could bring a significant workforce to the Snowy Mountains region for up to seven years while it is under construction. Snowy Hydro’s independent board will make a final investment decision for the project in late 2018.
While Snowy Hydro owns the project a number of large civil, electrical and mechanical contractors will take the lead on the construction. These principal contractors will be responsible for directly hiring the project’s construction and services workforce.
Snowy Hydro will work closely with them to finalise the workforce plan to better understand the size, make-up and expertise of the workforce during the different phases of the project. Hiring a local workforce is an important element of the workforce plan.
Snowy Hydro will update the website with more information about employment opportunities with the principal contractors as it comes to hand.
If you are interested in a career with Snowy Hydro please visit our careers page www.snowyhydrocareers.com.au. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, recognised for our workplace culture and for the range of rewarding careers offered across a diverse range of professional fields.