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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 Principal Engineer – Protection at Perth Office CBD  on a Permanent Full-Time basis.


About this role


With the ever-accelerating push towards net-zero emissions, it is imperative that Western Power’s Protection Systems can keep up with the demands of the future network.


As Principal Engineer – Protection you will be accountable for providing technical leadership and significant guidance, advice, and counsel over the engineering and design activities for Western Power’s Protection Systems.


The successful candidate for this position will be required to:

  • Help ensure that Western Power’s protection systems are fit for the integration of new technology and system requirements.
  • Keep protection design standards up to date, incorporating new technology as required.
  • Provide mentoring, assistance and teaching to colleagues and less experienced engineers.
  • Provide specialist protection advice to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead investigations into system incidents.
  • Perform as part of special project teams formed within the business.


About you 


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree
  • Registered member of Engineers Australia as Chartered professional engineer
  • 15 + years comprehensive and broad engineering experience
  • Specialist asset class knowledge
  • Strong financial analysis skills, demonstrating business acumen
  • Advanced stakeholder management skills
  • Advanced change management and mentoring skills
  • Ability to provide mentoring / coaching to other less qualified individuals where required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills


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 21 June 2024


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