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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 Innovation Services Team Leader at our Perth CBD Office, on a Full-Time permanent basis.

About this role


As the Innovation Services Team Leader you will lead a multi-disciplinary team who delivery innovation services across Western Power business units. The team provides specialist capability and tools to enable the business to identify, develop, test and prove innovative ideas to enable Western Power’s strategy. The team works closely with our Technology and Innovation colleagues to bring to life solutions.


This position will be responsible for:


  • Identifying innovation opportunities and managing them through our innovation funnel.
  • Support the business to plan, develop and execute initiatives and provide advice to project teams.
  • Anticipate and advise on the effective management of project risks, stakeholders, impacts, communications and resource planning, and timely resolution of issues.
  • Provide subject matter leadership, coaching, training, and support on innovation and change initiatives to build Western Power’s innovation maturity and capability.
  • Lead, mentor and motivate a specialist team of professionals to ensure the team provides the right level of support to the business regarding innovation.
  • Developing and maintaining tools and templates as per Innovation Services’ service catalogue and contribute to ensuring the services reflect emerging innovation practice and respond to Western Power’s unique business needs.
  • Develop team members through effective execution of our employee performance system and processes.

About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Human Resources, Finance, Commerce, or equivalent discipline.
  • Sound experience and industry knowledge leading organisation wide change initiatives
  • High degree of emotional intelligence, resilience, and flexibility to work across all functional areas.
  • Substantial experience that highlights strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Exceptional and demonstrated stakeholder management, influencing, and partnering skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in the development of team performance
  • Forecasting, planning and resource management experience, including budget management.
  • Solid experience and knowledge in setting strategy, planning and leading strategic and business change.


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 24 May 2024


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