A peak construction workforce of around 200 will be needed to build the Tailem Bend Solar Project Stage Two. These construction workers and their families will require accommodation, food and local services for up to more than a year. The project will provide opportunities for employment 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.