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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 Senior Assurance Specialist at our Perth CBD office, on a 8-Month Maximum Term basis. 


About this role


As the Senior Assurance Specialist you will be required to support and provide independent and objective risk assurance and audit services designed to add value and improve Western Power’s operations, legislative and regulatory compliance and stakeholders’ objectives.

To develop and deliver the relevant Corporate and Functional audit and assurance programmes to assess compliance with legal obligations imposed on Western Power and compliance with relevant functional management processes and systems.

  • Assist in the development of the Western Power corporate, divisional and functional audit and assurance programmes with relevant aims and objectives.
  • Develop and agree audit specifications and protocols with stakeholder consultation to meet the aims and objectives in line with the Western Power audit standard.
  • Conduct the audit/ assurance programme as agreed with stakeholders, seeking appropriate evidence to assess compliance with the stated aims and objectives.
  • Develop the audit/ assurance reports with any agreed conclusions and SMART recommendations in conjunction with stakeholders allowing for suitable commentary from the auditee.
  • Ensure suitable tracking and governance of actions to meet the timeframes in recommendations including the closing out of audits.
  • Maintenance of relevant functional assurance records as required by the Western Power management systems.
  • Identify and manage existing or potential compliance breaches or management system non-conformances, which introduce or sustain an unacceptable business risk and support the business in monitoring and managing potential prosecutions.
  • Prepare reports on Western Power’s legal and regulatory obligations including legislation, regulation & code review, and external requests for legislative consultation.
  • Provide and facilitate the timeliness and quality of reports issued to relevant regulators and other information such as Requests for Information requested by external stakeholders by reviewing prior to issue including documentation subject to legal professional privilege requirements.
  • Assess the significance of relevant incidents and implement processes to ensuring the effective reporting and governance of statutory notifiable incidents.
  • Establish, enact and strengthen, as necessary, technical safety and regulatory compliance programs and reporting systems to ensure timely and proactive compliance in accordance with relevant legislation and corporate requirements.
  • Participate in the review of changes to standards and work practices, legislation and assess the impacts to business operations and other regulatory compliance obligations.
  • Establish, develop and maintain valued day to day relationships with internal and external stakeholders including the management of the expectations of regulators.
  • Undertake process improvement projects as required. 
  • Provide committed support for the success of relevant functional teams.

About you


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


  • Bachelor’s degree qualification in related discipline, Diploma in Quality Management etc

            Professional Lead Auditor status in OHS, Environment or Quality

  • Extensive knowledge and industry experience relevant to the business unit.
  • 7+ years’ demonstrated experience in incorporating best practice into audit processes in large organisations.
  • Extensive current knowledge and understanding of state and federal legislation.
  • Knowledge of relevant area of assurance requirements and associated systems, and any inherent or potential risks associated with these.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders and work collaboratively to reach agreed outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing executive papers, board submission, external communications and process improvement methodologies.
  • Ability to identify and escalate relevant risks, assurance issues and compliance management.
  • Highly developed communications and written skills with ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.


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 25 June 2024. 


Submit your application by clicking the ‘apply’ button. 


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