A peak construction workforce of around 200 will be needed to build the Collinsville North Solar Project over a construction period of approximately 14 months. The project will provide opportunities for employment during construction including:
- Civil works
- Fencing & landscape contracting
- Electrical & telecommunications
- Installation & general labour
- Environment & weed control
Contractors and suppliers will also have opportunities to provide services or materials, for example, accommodation, building supplies and food/beverage. Vena Energy Australia supports a local procurement policy and promotes participation from local, regional and Australian suppliers wherever possible.
Following construction there will be a number of full-time and part-time operation and maintenance positions throughout the 30-year operation period of the project. Maintenance activities include electrical maintenance, site management and administration, environmental services, weed control, fire management, site security and cleaning of the solar panels.