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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 Two Distribution Network Designers at Perth Office on Wellington Street, on a Permanent Full-Time basis.

About this role


As the Distribution Network Designer, you will be required to undertake estimation and complex technical tasks associated with design, construction and maintenance of Western Power Distribution Network. To assist with investigations and support process improvement activities were required. You will also be required to:


  • Prepare accurate estimates for projects encompassing materials, labour, sub-contract services and costing for work associated with construction activities and commissioning on single/basic circuits and associated apparatus or services. This can include preparing basic designs, subject to checking and approval.
  • Complete all documentation, entering and maintaining of information in applicable computer systems, ensuring business processes are adhered to.
  • Undertake contract administration to ensure contractor compliance to design and specifications and identify non-conformances of contractors; review designs, work performance, works programs.
  • Respond to correspondence and queries raised by customers, construction and maintenance crews and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure all variations to projects, procedures, programs and processes are documented.
  • Prepare management reports for submission to the Team Leader.
  • Schedule and plan own daily and weekly allocated work in order to meet agreed targets.
  • Provide technical support to project management plans and other work groups.
  • Ensure compliance with all Western Power standard, quality, legal and contractual requirements.


About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Diploma / Advanced Diploma in a relevant electrical discipline
  • At least 6 to 7 years’ post qualification experience in distribution network related activities with a thorough knowledge of principles of the relevant discipline and a sound understanding of the methods and practices
  • Knowledge of Distribution Engineering standards, regulations, and procedures applicable to the Section and Stream is necessary.
  • Sound IT skills in required programs and systems
  • Have ability to complete project/assignment within specific guidelines.
  • Demonstrated skill in priority setting, activity planning and organizing.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • Have skill in developing and maintaining work standards.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and conflict resolving skills.
  • Able to identify and to develop methods, processes, and systems for continuous improvement.


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 21 May 2024


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