Skip to content

A career with Western Power offers opportunities to explore your full potential – whether you’re seeking new skills, wanting to diversify your knowledge of the business or are simply ready to tackle a new challenge.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Network Investigation Technician at our Kewdale Depot on a permanent full-time basis.


About this role


As a Network Investigation Technician, you will be responsible for conducting technical investigation of network faults. To investigate, identify and resolve complex network issues associated with the LV and HV network, including power quality investigations and electric shock investigations. Coordinate onsite resources as required to ensure return to service as efficiently as possible whilst maintaining your part in an on call roster.


About you


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


  • “A” grade WA Electrical Workers License endorsed for Electrical Fitting / Mechanic – essential
  • Possess Cert III (ESI Distribution / Transmission Overhead / Power Systems Distribution Cable Jointing) and/or Electrical Trade Certificate, and hold a current WA Electrical Workers License.
  • A minimum of 5 + years advanced technical experience within a particular discipline, preferably in the Networks business. Hold all appropriate industry licences or certificates of competency in accordance with the Energy Safety Act 2006.
  • Hold all appropriate industry licences or certificates of competency especially substation inspection, testing, maintenance and repair
  • Flexibility to work in a 24/7 environment
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work alone or within a team environment
  • Knowledge of field practices, procedures, engineering standards and regulations applicable to the Section and Stream.
  • Knowledge of distribution and transmission networks and supply requirements
  • Knowledge of construction, maintenance and operations on the distribution and transmission networks
  • Regulations and procedures applicable to the section and stream
  • MS Office systems, Word, Excel & or Access. MIMS, DOCS, Outlook and other specialist applications
  • Experience dealing with external customers
  • 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.


With representation from 101 countries, Western Power has a rich, and diverse employee workforce. Through our established Employee Network Groups, we bring our people diversity to life. At Western Power, we strive to build an authentic culture of inclusion and belonging for all.


Our people are our strength. As an employee at Western Power, we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration;
  • A safe and sustainable workplace
  • Equal opportunity employment;
  • Personal development and training opportunities;
  • An award-winning employee recognition programme


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.


To find out more about us please visit


Applications close on 20th May 2024


Submit your application by clicking the ‘apply’ button. 


Apply now

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