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

About this role


As the Senior SCADA Engineer you will be required to develop and apply high level subject matter expertise and engineering experience in delivering complex SCADA and Information systems to ensure high availability of Western Power’s real time systems.

Take a lead role in maintaining and co-ordinating relationships with other internal technical sections, to ensure alignment with the rest of the business with respect to SCADA and Communications.


  • Identify, investigate, assess, and develop new technologies, standards and processes in line with SCADA and Communications strategies.
  • Undertake identification and technical evaluation of appropriate SCADA and Communications systems to meet defined technical objectives.
  • Negotiate and influence internal stakeholders and external customers to optimise SCADA and Communications engineering solutions.
  • Act as a “centre of technical excellence” within the Business providing high level technical leadership and advice on best practice where required.
  • Coach and mentor SCADA engineers, technicians, and contractors.
  • Provide “subject matter expert” advice to others.
  • Lead Investigations on issues related to Tx & Dx SCADA commissioning, faulty operation of SCADA system and incorrect ICCP configurations raised by either AEMO or internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure SCADA system and database is configured, tested in time, and commissioned correctly in Master Station to meet project schedule.
  • Ensure processes and tools are suitable and being used appropriately.
  • Participate in strategic planning and standardisation works related to SCADA and Communication strategies and standards.


About you 


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Degree qualification in Engineering (Electrical).
  • Eligibility for full membership of Engineers Australia.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge in Power Utility Systems and in a SCADA or Control Systems role.
  • 10+ Years engineering experience.
  • Strong demonstrated experience in SCADA systems and the commissioning of such systems across both Transmission and Distribution networks.
  • Advanced research and investigation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of current technical developments in the field of SCADA or Communications systems.
  • Knowledge in specification and management of processes, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of data management systems.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills with the ability to influence.
  • Collaborative mindset and team orientated delivery focus.
  • Enthusiastic and driven to achieve.
  • Engineering leadership capability to support/lead other technical experts.


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.