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  • Nevil Kantesaria

4020 Consult Partners with CleanCo to manage the search for their first ever COO

Chief Operating Officer


CleanCo is delivering clean energy solutions to help their customers thrive in a net-zero future. 

They are committed to leading Queensland businesses through the renewable transition as a major provider of clean energy. To do this, CleanCo is building a 5GW portfolio of wind and solar generation, complemented by hydro, gas, and storage assets. These activities will create positive social and environmental outcomes for CleanCo people, customers, and communities. 

CleanCo is committed to supporting sustainable jobs and economic growth through a pipeline of renewable energy projects. These projects will create long-term benefits for regional Queensland and lead the charge to achieve the Queensland government’s ambition of 80% renewable energy by 2035. It’s an exciting time and CleanCo’s purpose could not be more relevant, as the imperative to decarbonise our economy and tackle climate change is more critical than ever.   


The opportunity


In order to achieve CleanCo's goals, we are recruiting a Chief Operating Officer (COO). This newly created role reports to their CEO and is responsible for leading a growing team of professionals overseeing the safe and reliable operation of our expanding fleet of clean generation assets. 

This key leadership role is responsible for the delivery of CleanCo’s strategic projects, including the construction, testing, commissioning and operation of the organisation’s wind, solar and energy storage projects. This role will also oversee all operational, maintenance and plant investments, including the health, safety and wellbeing of CleanCo team members, contractors and the communities we work in. Ensuring operational performance and financial and environmental sustainability of CleanCo’s generation fleet is paramount to your success. 


About you


You are passionate about your work and naturally curious. You have high emotional intelligence and are considered a natural and empowering leader with a real interest in people. Your humility and empathy, complemented by assertiveness, ensure you won’t be taken advantage of. You are credible and have a direct style that is the catalyst for strong influencing and negotiation skills, and this also drives a culture of accountability. 

You seek opportunities to improve and lead a culture where teams are empowered to create solutions. You love a challenge and want to take ownership of business activities and the results of your team. You focus on strategy implementation and business growth, whilst never being too far removed from execution. You lead by example, do what you say you are going to do, and you do it with pride. You are a confident leader with zero arrogance and a history of achieving fantastic, measurable results via your soft skills, determination and decisiveness. 

You are commercially savvy with outstanding communication skills. You love your work and feed off the challenge of contributing to the success of your team by effective encouragement and delegation. You bring experience and maturity, but also an open mind, new ideas and a mindset of continuous improvement. Your motivation has never been questioned. 

You manage your time with precision and respect the time of others. You balance teamwork with focus and independence whilst demonstrating the class and diplomacy to navigate stormy seas when required. You appreciate the nuances of building relationships in a Government setting. You are able to work within the parameters defined by this type of employment and still achieve great things by driving best practice, effective teamwork and integrated approaches. 


The team


The successful candidate will join a team passionate about CleanCo's vision and purpose who live their values of being Curious, Collaborative, Genuine, and Courageous, which underpin their commitment to creativity and inclusion. CleanCo's team members are empowered to be innovative and to bring their best selves to work every day.


Get involved


This is an unparalleled opportunity for an experienced professional to really put their stamp on a unique business, truly lead and impact a nation changing legacy. If you possess the appropriate skills and experience and are looking for a position of this magnitude, opportunity and challenge, then we would love to hear from you. 

To Apply

To submit your application click on I’m interested or if you need more information, get in touch with Joel Martin at


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