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

About this role


As the Protection Engineer you will be required to develop and apply engineering knowledge and skills in delivering competitive design, settings, estimating, project/contract management and consulting products and services associated with power system protection and automatic control.

Technical Competencies:

  • Undertake specialist technical and engineering work as outlined under the position purpose;
  • Deliver services to commercially competitive standards for technical excellence, safety, environmental quality, cost and customer satisfaction;
  • Operate commercially and competitively in meeting quality, time and budget standards;
  • Investigate, recommend and adopt industry best practice for client or work areas;
  • Prepare detailed scopes and estimates for the protection component of projects;
  • Prepare specifications, analyse tenders, manage contracts and initiate purchases of protection equipment;
  • Undertake system modelling and fault studies;
  • Determine CT/VT performance requirements; and
  • Comply with all legal and contracting requirements.

About you 


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Degree in electrical engineering recognised by Engineers Australia as satisfying the academic requirements for appointment as a professional engineer.
  • At least 4 -6 years’ experience in a multi-disciplined power engineering role in the Networks business
  • Sound knowledge of principles of transmission and distribution protection and automatic control design and estimating processes
  • Sound knowledge of Power system primary and secondary facilities
  • Sound knowledge of engineering standards, regulations and procedures associated with power system protection and automatic control
  • 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.

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 22 May 2024


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