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There’s never been a better time to join the energy industry! At Western Power we’re working towards our vision for a clean energy future and we’re looking for diverse, passionate people to join our team of world leading experts.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Automation Engineer at Perth Office CBD on a Permanent Full-Time basis.

About this role


As the Automation Engineer you will be required to deliver engineered solutions to Automation applications and substation control which contribute directly to the delivery of electricity to our customers in a safe, reliable and affordable manner.


  • To analyse a problem and to propose cost effective solutions in its resolution.
  • To effectively plan for the most expedient delivery of a given project making the most efficient use of the resources available.
  • To manage risk in the delivery of Automation solutions.
  • Apply the relevant Australian and international standards in design.
  • Ensure compliance to Western Power standards and network technical rules.
  • The delivery of technical solutions, engineering processes and system optimisation.
  • Developing one’s own skills and technical expertise and accepting coaching where required.
  • Managing one’s own performance and improving personal effectiveness.

About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Degree qualification in Engineering (Electronics / Electrical / Computing) recognised by Engineers Australia as satisfying the academic requirements for appointment as a professional engineer
  • Solid engineering experience in SCADA systems, particularly with regard to power transmission and distribution, with an ability to read schematic diagrams.
  • Familiarity in the hardware employed and the nomenclature used with regard to Primary and Secondary systems as utilised in Transmission and Distribution Substations.
  • A detailed understanding and working knowledge of SCADA system designs, SCADA RTU and Gateway configurations, PLC configuration, HMI configuration, Ethernet switch and router configurations and database systems.
  • The ability to operate in the field for prolonged periods of time in remote locations.
  • Valid WA Driver’s License Class ‘C’ or ‘C-A’



Joining Western Power


Our people play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, and supportive workplace, living our values and delivering exceptional service to the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young & mature age workers, the LGBTQI+ community.


We are an employer of choice, offering our employees a range of benefits that include:

  • Competitive salary plus 11% superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements that support part time work, flexible working hours and working from home arrangements
  • Professional Development opportunities including training initiatives and study assistance
  • An award-winning employee recognition and benefits programme
  • Access to five Employee Network Groups – First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, and People with Disability – which celebrate and communicate the diversity of our workforce and connect diversity and inclusion to our broader business activities
  • The opportunity to purchase up to four weeks of additional leave per year
  • Access to salary packaging, social club activities, and discounted health insurance and gym membership



Important information


We are committed to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2027 and ensuring that people with disability have equal opportunities to gain and maintain employment with Western Power. It is strongly encouraged that people with a disability who meet the inherent requirements of the position description apply for this role.


We are also proud to have launched our Innovate RAP in Mar 2022 (Reconciliation Action Plan). Our Innovate RAP outlines our commitment to the Reconciliation journey in WA.


Our recruitment process requires that all candidates who progress to the pre-employment stage must hold a police clearance issued within the last six months.



Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.


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Applications close on 31 May 2024


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Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.