Sydney is undergoing a major transformation. The Australian government has invested heavily in major transport and infrastructure projects, leading to strong demand for qualified electricians. Continued investment means the future looks bright, and Job Outlook have predicted that there will be more than 31,000 job openings for electricians over the next 5 years.
Western Sydney alone has had more than $9.1 billion invested into infrastructure projects since 2013, creating around 70,000 jobs for qualified professionals across a range of industries. The main goal of this investment is to improve the living standards and ease of access for Sydney residents and visitors. Much needed improvements to transport and convenient access to services are just a few of the main priorities, and of course electricians will have a major role to play.
Our consultants have a wealth of electrical expertise, carry all relevant tickets and have undergone full background checks. This exhaustive process enables us to match you with the best candidate for the job.
So what jobs are on offer, and what exactly is driving demand? Find out below!
Factors Driving the Boom
Sydney is bracing for a strong population boost, so there are plenty of residential jobs to go around. New builds will need qualified electricians to design, install, diagnose and maintain electrical networks and facilities to ensure safe and reliable operation in the years to come. Of course, this will also be necessary for commercial projects; such as new rail developments, shopping centres and commercial buildings. A growing population is good news for electricians, as these services will remain in strong demand.
The current infrastructure of Sydney has fallen behind. There is a need for a more connected city with reliable public transport, reduced congestion, easier access to services and affordable housing for all Sydney siders. The government feels strongly about these issues and are pushing for change. Significant investment in infrastructure and real estate has already helped Sydney to move up the ranks to become a contender for one of the worlds top cities.
Hospitals and Investment
The Australian government has invested huge amounts of money into hospitals. The Campbelltown hospital will benefit from more than $632 million worth of upgrades funded by the NSW government, and more than $1 billion has been pledged for other western Sydney hospitals. These health care facilities are crucial to society, and they rely heavily on access to electricity. Hospitals contain sophisticated medical equipment and require elaborate wiring setups, as well as ongoing maintenance.
Some of the major commercial infrastructure projects currently underway include:
- WestConnex – A 33-kilometre underground motorway designed to ease congestion in Sydney. It is the largest transport infrastructure project in Australia.
- NorthConnex – A 9-kilometre motorway tunnel that will link the M1 and M2 motorways, reducing the number of motorists using Pennant Hills Road and contributing to congestion.
- Sydney Light Rail – A 12-km route that will improve transport options in Sydney by connecting the Sydney CBD with the South East.
- Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project. The Sydney Metro is an underground rapid transit system that will help to reduce the bottleneck on Sydney’s rail network.
There are plenty of electrical jobs to go around for both licensed and unlicensed electricians. There is an opportunity for every type of electrician, from alarm and security technicians through to communications technicians, fire alarm technicians, high voltage specialists, instrumentation and process control, refrigeration and many more. You can expect to work on long term projects with some of the nation’s leading contractors.
We also have a range of lucrative specialist roles available including Licensed E1 and E2, RIW electricians, Level 1 & 2 ASP, Signalling Electricians, Instrumentation and process control technicians and data and communication specialists.
All electrical jobs offer:
- Top Industry Rates
- Solid Pipeline of Electrical Work
- Challenging Projects with well-known contractors
- Long Term Work
- Opportunities for Growth
- Sponsorship for Overseas Workers
Trade Recognition and Sponsorship
If you’ve been working in the electrical field but never obtained formal qualifications, there’s no need to worry. We can help you to get your trade recognised, which will enable you to be formally recognised as a skilled tradesperson. You will be provided with a Certificate of Proficiency which you can use to demonstrate your skills to employers.
We also have a range of sponsorship opportunities, which will enable you to extend your stay in Australia for a further 4 years. For top performers, this can sometimes lead to permanent residency. We have a long list of big name clients who are eager for electricians. If you have at least 3 years of electrical experience, a ‘can do’ attitude, excellent communication skills and independent/team work qualities we want to hear from you.
Sydney is undergoing a major transformation, with the government investing heavily in new infrastructure to cope with the growing population. With a solid pipeline of work available, it’s little wonder why electrical labour hire in Sydney is experiencing such a boom. There has never been a better time to be an electrician, and Brix Projects are proud to support you along the way.