OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Greg Plant

Director

Proud founder of an award-winning company, music man, father of three and lover of opportunity – Greg is a man of vision and many talents.

After kicking off his energy career in the SEC, he spotted an opportunity in 1999 and created a company which, project by project, he built into a thriving business that is creating a better industry for his staff, customers and the wider community. He works hard, has built a team around him that does the same, and takes great pride in their success.

Off duty (or as close as Greg gets to it) he enjoys simple times with family and friends, camping on the Murray out of mobile reception. His latest ‘opportunity’ involves launching a community choir in the City of Casey and it won’t be his last – a true entrepreneur.

John Kelso

Chief Executive

John is a recognised business leader with over 35 years’ valuable experience in the energy industry. Generous with his time and knowledge, he is passionate about making a positive difference in the industry. His success in senior management roles at AusNet Services, TXU and Eastern Energy, demonstrate his ability to build collaborative high performing teams, and he was instrumental in developing Select Solutions into a successful national business, recognised as a Best Employer by AON Hewitt and in the top 40 Most Innovative Companies in Australia (2016 Fin Review). A proud father of six, John is a big supporter of our growth into the Western suburbs of Melbourne, perhaps influenced by his lifelong support of the Western Bulldogs Football team.

Mark Campbell

Chief Financial Officer

Mark is a proven results-focussed finance professional whose extensive finance, accounting and business services skills and experience are sending us flying towards our strategic goals. He has 35+ years in customer-serving regulated, public sector and listed ‘Top 100’ businesses, holding senior management roles at Select Solutions, AusNet Services and Manningham Council. An overachiever in many ways (former competitive basketballer, six-time 100km Oxfam Trailwalker) he balances this with a long-suffering commitment to supporting the Carlton Football Club.

Jay Graham

General Manager

Jay worked predominately across electricity retail and distribution before bringing his great depth of knowledge in these spaces to the infrastructure world. His experience leading operations and business development functions for Select Solutions has helped inform many aspects of our work, and his natural ability to motivate others makes him a key member of the team. With a natural and positive leadership style he has transformed the culture and output of the teams he has worked with, and as a result has a large network within the energy industry.

A kiwi and former rugby player, he spends most weekends supporting his favorite teams and extolling the virtues of the All Blacks to his Aussie-born kids.

Jason Southby

General Manager, Delivery

Jason has extensive experience managing complex programs and projects both within the energy sector and defence sector. Jason has spent the last 10 years in the energy sector included working on major projects for (and within) Powercor, AusNet and UED. Jason has a track record of building and leading high performing teams to deliver exceptional results. He is a people person who has a passion for delivering great results.

In addition to his work experience, Jason is a Certified Practicing Project Director, Project Manager and has a Diploma in Electrical Systems from his time as an Electronics and Communications Technician in the Navy. He is a motor bike buff with several road and dirt bikes and well as some vintage models.

Jean Gaied

General Manager, Projects 

Jean is a highly skilled and experienced project manager, with 15 years spent managing engineering and major construction projects across Asia, the Middle East and Australia, and nine years in the VESI environment including contracting, asset owner and consultancy. He is a certified Practicing Senior Project Manager (AIPM, Australia) and a Project Management Professional certified by Project Management Institute USA.

Well-traveled and well-read, Jean is always working to develop personally and professionally.

Braj Dubey

Design Manager, NSW

Braj comes to Powerplant as our NSW Design manager with 12 years experience in design & construction of overhead & underground electrical distribution network for electricity utilities across NSW. Braj leads the NSW team during an exciting period of growth for the business at the same time as juggling a young family living in Sydney’s western suburbs.

Gercian Haupt

Principal Engineer, Power Engineering

Gercian has 15 years’ experience in power plant development, construction, commissioning, and asset management. Taking lead engineering roles on several plant refurbishments and Owners engineering roles, with focus on optimal and sustainable plant operating performance. His experience also features design and consulting in all major power generating technologies including renewables, thermal and nuclear. This experience has led to valuable contributions to Advisory and Owners Engineering roles in Australia’s power sector.

Kayla George

Business Development Manager

Kayla is a much respected part of the team who brings experience in energy utilities, metering, renewable energy and embedded networks. She recently wrapped up 11+ years working with Select Solutions and Mondo, and brings a long list of achievements including delivery of several large solar generation projects and establishing Select Solutions embedded networks and sub-metering service. Outside of work she is a long-time volunteer with the CFA in her local area, spending many hours on the fire truck.

James Kerner

Manager, Lighting Design

James is the industry go-to for lighting design. He has extensive experience ranging from freeway design to LATMs on local roads for VicRoads, local government and other public authorities. He has designed in metered and un-metered supply authority (VESI) lighting installations. With over 10 years’ working in VicRoads delivering and managing construction, maintenance and road safety programs, he continues to assist them in revising public lighting policy, design guidelines and installation/maintenance specifications.

James loves gardening, home growing veggies from scratch, hates possums (obvious reasons) and is a very good squash player.

Matt Doggett

Senior Project Engineer

Matt, our young gun, joined us from CitiPower and Powercor where he was project delivery lead for electrical infrastructure works. He has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from RMIT and is motivated by the opportunities and potential for growth created by POWERPLANT’s progressive culture and strong industry relationships. When he’s not working hard on local infrastructure developments you’ll find him hitting the local surf breaks.

Mark Hodgson

Manager, Major Projects

Mark has over 26 years’ experience in the Electricity Industry in the UK and Australia.  He has extensive technical and project expertise, with a proven track record in providing construction, project management and technical advice along with providing solutions to the business and customers to achieve positive outcomes.

Spencer Nebel

Manager, Detailing & Auditing

Spencer, our resident Canadian and ‘go to’ guy when it comes to the festive season, manages our Electrical Detailing & Auditing function with 6 years of experience in the electrical industry. Spencer is big on managing solutions through team-work, showing appreciation for each individuals performance and contributions as well as leading by example. He is skilled in managing change and innovation and has a refreshingly honest approach to safety.

JOIN THE TEAM

Current Vacancies

PowerPlant is always looking for qualified motivated candidates. For current job postings, refer to our company’s LinkedIn Page. Please send your resumes via the PowerPlant email or call 03 8786 1666.

At Powerplant our greatest achievement is to have built a positive, enthusiastic, and extremely capable team. Our staff value People, Performance, and take Pride in what we do. We enjoy flexible and rewarding employment arrangements, and respect a culture of cooperation that bring out our best. We bring new skill to our industry through an active Graduate Program and through Staff Development at all levels and in all disciplines.

Powerplant are recognised as an Employer of Choice in our Industry. Expressions of interest may be sent to info@powerplant.com.au. All expressions of interest will be treated with utmost respect and confidentiality.

For current opportunities please refer to our company’s LinkedIn Page.