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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 Power Systems Protection Technician, on a permanent full-time basis at our Picton Depot.


About this role


As the Senior Power Systems Protection Technician, you will be required to carry out complex commissioning and maintenance activities up to a high level of technical complexity associated with the Transmission and Distribution Power System Protection Systems both within and external to the Western Power Business. In this role, you will also be required to:


  • Develop high level complexity work scopes and schedules for internal and external secondary systems work.
  • Plan, supervise, coordinate, and carry out activities associated with the installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and repair of secondary equipment and systems. 
  • Carry out technical inspections, prepare reports with recommendations and or arrange necessary action.
  • Manage medium level CAPEX and OPEX projects in accordance with estimate, quality, resources and timing.
  • Carry out high level complexity specialist technical tasks.
  • Perform high complexity secondary systems activities for own team and external stakeholders.
  • Provide advice on protection circuit maintenance and processes of a high-level complexity.
  • Commission high level system impact protection circuits and primary plant without supervision
  • Check, assess designs, calculations, estimates, specifications, working drawings and schedules.

About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Current "A" Grade Electrical Workers Licence – essential
  • 10 to 15 years or more extensive experience in the field protection environment relative to maintenance and commissioning activities
  • A comprehensive understanding of both the Transmission & Distribution operational system configurations and requirements.
  • Advanced experience in Protection maintenance and commissioning inspection and testing practices.
  • Sound understanding of Secondary equipment maintenance practices.
  • Sound understanding of Secondary equipment commissioning practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of Western Powers work standards and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of and compliance with Safety regulations and practices.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Word and Excel applications are desirable.
  • Knowledge of IEC61850 communication protocol applied in electrical protection systems.
  • Understanding of conceptual design and manufacture practices.
  • Previous experience in supervising and managing multiple work teams on projects with a high degree complexity.
  • A diploma or tertiary qualification in electrical /electronic engineering is desirable.


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.