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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 a Distribution & Transmission Network Controller (Day Shift) in Perth Office CBD on a Permanent Full-Time basis.

About this role


As the Network Controller you will be required to monitor, control and manage the South West Interconnected Network, including write, check, approve planned switching as well as fault restoration, to ensure the power system is operated in a safe, reliable and efficient manner in accordance with Western Power’s (WP) policies and procedures.


Make immediate independent decisions to maintain network integrity to ensure the network is operated within the technical envelope and ensure compliance obligations, employee and public safety requirements are met. You will also be required to:

  • Responsible for duties and compliance with processes from NTWK 3 Operate the Network
  • Monitor and control the real time activity of the network safely, efficiently and reliably
  • Write, check, approve and execute switching programs/schedules using POA and other relevant systems.
  • Perform real-time and forecasted studies to determine the compatibility of planned work and the impact of critical contingencies on network security and established plans to deal with possible events.
  • Maintain databases and registers of equipment and personnel. Control work permits and access to the Network to ensure personnel, plant and public safety.
  • Use knowledge and experience to develop, coordinate and implement plans to restore faults during normal emergency conditions.
  • Identify and respond to incidents, emergencies, abnormal failure of network assets on the SWIN and perform remedial actions in a timeframe to mitigate any threats to safety, continuity and quality of supply
  • Implement System Emergency Response strategies.
  • Attain and maintain the required level of competence and network access authorisations to write, check, approve and execute/control all types of switching programs.
  • Managing own performance and improving personal effectiveness in line with expected core competencies/behaviours
  • Effective use of Western Power’s People systems. Contribute to and assist in the development, maintenance, training and implementation of systems used in the Networks Operations.
  • Building open and trusting work place relations and communications. Collaborate with external organisations such as AEMO, Energy Safety, police, FESA and other emergency service as required
  • Remain conversant with all duties of the Control Room and Planned Access Team so that relief can be provided, at short notice

About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Electrical trade certificate to cert III level or Electrical Diploma, Advanced Electrical Diploma or Degree in related engineering or science discipline
  • Valid WA Driver’s License Class ‘C’ or ‘C-A’
  • Sound knowledge and experience of applying WPC safety policies, electrical safety instructions and operating procedures. Preferably Relevant technical and operational experience in electricity networks of at least 5+ years.
  • Knowledge of:
    • construction, maintenance and/or operations of primary and secondary plant.
    • field practices and procedures and its relationship to the distribution and transmission system.
    • commercial and domestic customer owned electrical equipment (Including PPG’s and contestable customers).
    • customers’ specific requirements with respect to supply reliability and quality.
    • power system paralleling techniques.
    • protection and control equipment and schemes.
    • circuit and load flow analysis including voltage control.
    • Network Technical Rules and Planning Criteria
  • Proficiency in computer systems including schematic and geospatial systems i.e. Document Management, Microsoft Office, POA, NOIW and eNAR or similar systems.
  • Minimum requirement for EA level 7



Our people are our priority


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 inclusive where all our people are valued and belong. We actively encourage applications from people of all genders, cultures and backgrounds, including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and racially marginalised groups, people with disabilities, young and mature age workers and the LGBTQIA+ community.


Check out our website for more information on our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including our Reconciliation Action Plan and Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.


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


Things to consider


Please note that the final stages of our recruitment process require completed Background & Assessment Checks. This includes a current police clearance (issued within the last six months), checks on documentation and references which verify your identity and qualifications, and a medical assessment.


Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia. If you have the skills and are committed to our values… we will find a place for you!


To find out more about us please visit


Applications close on 25 June 2024


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