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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 Automation Engineering Technician at Perth Office CBD, on a Permanent Full-Time basis.


About this role


As the Senior Automation Engineering Technician, you will be required to carry out high level complex SCADA design, implementation and commissioning activities demonstrating technical leadership in required discipline. To provide mentoring and facilitate training of new team members. You will also be required to:



The incumbent is expected to play a part in:

  • Contributing to and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Promoting and enhancing employee and contractor occupational health and safety.
  • Contributing to continuous improvement and innovation within the team.
  • Developing own skills and technical expertise and accepting coaching where required.
  • The creation and sharing of technical knowledge and information.
  • Providing direction, coaching, and training to SCADA Design Engineers, Network Officers and contractors, and the creation of all relevant materials.
  • Managing own performance and improving personal effectiveness.



The incumbent is expected to:

  • Manage own work while making the best use of assigned resources to meet planned outputs.
  • Provide scheduling plans or advice to support the work of other Front-Line employees or contractors.
  • Within assigned TIRR, provide coordination and prescribing to other Front-Line employees and or contractors to achieve specific assigned projects or programs of work;
  • Coordinate or support technical work across other work groups.
  • Project management and coordination activities, when required.



Technical accountabilities are as follows:

  • To carry out high level complex SCADA design, implementation and commissioning activities demonstrating technical leadership
  • Plan, coordinate or carry out activities as required associated with design, configuration, modification, installation, commissioning and operation of SCADA equipment and systems.
  • Carry out specialist technical tasks.
  • Assist in developing and improving new/existing work practices, processes, and documentation.
  • Deliver services to commercially competitive standards for technical excellence, safety, environmental quality, and cost and customer satisfaction.
  • Operate commercially and competitively in meeting quality, time, and budget standards.
  • Drive value in the business and ensure delivery of risk-managed outputs.
  • Investigate, recommend, and adopt industry best practice.
  • Comply with all legal requirements.


About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Minimum: An electrical worker’s license and/or qualifications in relevant disciplines similar to a AQF6 (Advanced Diploma) or equivalent training (including extensive on-job training)
  • At least 6 to 7 + years solid experience and knowledge and experience of SCADA installation, commissioning, maintenance and operations field practices and procedures.
  • Detailed understanding and working knowledge of SCADA system designs, SCADA RTU configuration, PLC configuration, HMI configuration, drafting and estimating practices and procedures.
  • Project management and documentation.
  • Continuous improvement, training, and coaching techniques.
  • Sound knowledge of data management systems, SCADA principals and protocols.
  • Sound knowledge of primary and secondary equipment used in Transmission and Distribution Substations, including power systems and protection schemes.
  • Proficiency in the IT tools used for the job.
  • Relevant Australian Standards associated with SCADA system design and drafting in a transmission substation environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of SCADA installation, commissioning, maintenance and operations field practices and procedures.


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.


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Applications close on 31 May 2024


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