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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 Design Engineer at South Metro Depot on a Permanent Full time basis.


About this role


As the Distribution Design Engineer, you will be required to undertake engineering assessments, investigation and designs associated with Western Power or Customer facilities connected to the Distribution Network.


You will be required to:

  • Produce and/or check designs and estimates for projects encompassing materials, labour, sub-contract services and costing for work associated with the Distribution Network. This will include the provision of specialist technical information
  • Complete all documentation, ordering of materials, entering and maintaining information in applicable computer systems
  • Undertake contract administration to ensure contractor compliance to specification and identify non-conformances of contractors. This will include reviewing designs, work performance, works programs and preparing reports
  • Respond to customer correspondence and answer questions from the general public, various Govt Dept’s and industry on quotes issued via DQM
  • Undertaking engineering investigations and to participate in process improvements
  • Provide technical support across other work groups

About you 


We’re seeking someone from within our workforce with experience and attributes that include:


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Eligible for corporate membership of The Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • At least 4 – 6 years demonstrated engineering experience, preferably in an electrical utility
  • Experience in design management
  • Sound knowledge of engineering standards, regulations and procedures preferably within a Distribution network environment
  • Interaction with others requires understanding, influencing and supporting people, through applying technical knowledge or rational arguments
  • Project Management qualifications (desirable)
  • Knowledge of distribution network construction and operations field practices and procedures (desirable)


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.


Please note that 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.


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Applications close on 29 May 2024


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