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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 2 x Senior Automation (Control Systems) Engineers at our Perth Office CBD, on a Permanent Full-time basis.

About this role


As the Senior Automation (Control Systems) Engineer, you will be accountable for developing as well as applying high level subject matter expertise and specialist knowledge, engineering experience, best practice and skills in delivering competitive designs, settings, FAT testing, estimating, project / contract management, consulting products and services associated with Automation systems.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Applying engineering knowledge and skills to provide end to end Automation services for the Western Power network
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of local and remote monitoring and control schemes for a wide range of Transmission and Distribution equipment
  • Deliver quality designs associated with power system Automation and SCADA
  • Configuration of control systems including industrial networks, RTU, PLCs and HMIs
  • Carry out on site application engineering and system testing
  • Implement cybersecurity measures to safeguard operational system against potential threats 

About you 


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


  • Degree in electrical or electronic engineering recognised by Engineers Australia as satisfying the academic requirements for appointment as a professional engineer
  • Eligibility for corporate membership of Engineers Australia
  • Sound knowledge of data management systems, Automation principals and SCADA protocols
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Automation installation, commissioning, maintenance and operations field practices and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of Primary and Secondary equipment used in Transmission and Distribution Substations including power systems and protection schemes
  • Extensive working knowledge and understanding of SCADA system designs, RTU, PLC configurations, Ethernet switch, router configurations and database systems.
  • Sound understanding and knowledge of engineering standards, compliance & regulations, Technical Rules and procedures applicable to secondary systems
  • Detailed understanding and knowledge of current technological developments in the field of automation.
  • In-dept knowledge of networking protocols, security principals, industry best practices network monitoring tools and troubleshooting techniques 
  • 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 24 May 2024


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