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Senior Engineer


Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


Imagine a world where possibilities are widespread. Ausgrid is at the forefront of the transitioned future. We are the leader in connecting communities easily to their energy supply choices while striving for net zero. Are you ready to play your part in an evolving industry?

We are the largest distributor of electricity on Australia’s east coast, providing power to 1.8 million customers with over four million Australians relying on us every day. Our network is made up of substations, powerlines, underground cables, and power poles, spanning 22,275 square kilometres throughout Sydney, the Central Coast, and the Hunter Valley.

Our vision is simple; for our communities to have the power in a resilient, affordable, net zero future.

Our primary focus is the safe management and operation of the electricity network. Day-to-day we are actively operating, maintaining, repairing, and building our electricity network with a focus on safety and reliability. Our job is to make sure the network is ready for a future where renewables play a major role in the power mix.

We take pride in knowing that the work we collectively achieve today, will transform the world tomorrow. We value a culture of working and living safe, being customer focussed, commercially minded, collaborative, honest, accountable, and respectful. It is through our values that our employees grow and thrive in our business.

Our people are critical to our success. With this in mind, we are committed to driving diversity and inclusion within our workplace by implementing ambitious gender equity targets. We want our business to reflect the voices of the communities we serve. Our diverse workforce has allowed Ausgrid to create a rich community with shared values and goals amongst our workforce.

To build our future, we are looking to enrich our internal talent with people from all genders, communities, and culturally diverse backgrounds.

Light up your career at Ausgrid.

Your role at Ausgrid

Reporting to the Manager Asset Standards, the Senior Engineer undertakes expert engineering and technical activities to support a safe, reliable, sustainable and affordable network for your customers. This role will see transform the way we work through preparing technical documentation and providing subject matter expertise.

  • Develop and utilise relevant systems which support engineering or technical documentation related activities.
  • Prepare cost estimates, processes and documentation relevant to area of expertise to meet commercial and strategic objectives
  • Perform consultation with relevant business stakeholders impacted by changes to technical documentation.
  • Develop appropriate risk assessments and undertake cost benefit analysis to support engineering, operational and strategic decision making.
  • Undertake data analysis, assessment, calculations or reporting to support project or operational activities and ensure compliance with relevant standards, codes and legislation

What we are looking for

We are seeking a degree qualified electrical engineer with experience in planning, design, construction. Maintenance and operation of the transmission and distribution network. You are someone who has superior research and analytical skills with ability to assess and advise on complex and/or contentious issues, and exercise initiative and sound judgement. You are someone who thrives on fostering strong stakeholder relationship and you can communicate with influence and are confident. Attention to detail, pro activeness, organisational skills and solution orientation are key skills in this role.

  • Extensive experience undertaking rigorous research, risk assessments, investigations, analysis and planning with the ability to be involved in complex or highly technical investigations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in technical principles, asset and system management, performance expectations, technical compliance and diagnostic analysis.
  • Sound understanding of commercial considerations and risk management principles including consequence, likelihood and residual risk.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams or providing guidance to professional and technical staff and demonstrated ability to build a culture of accountability and performance
  • Superior knowledge of legislation, regulations and standards relevant to the operation of an electricity distribution utility in NSW

Why work for us?

We empower our teams to challenge the status quo, they own decisions that directly impact the transformation of our network to be safer, smarter, and more sustainable. In return, our employees enjoy an array of benefits including:

  • Annual performance bonus incentive
  • Skills retention all-purpose allowance
  • Employees enjoy 15% superannuation, which will increase to 15.5% in September 2023
  • In line with our diverse workforce, we support flexibility in all its forms in line with business deliverables. This includes but is not limited to condensed work weeks, part-time working, job sharing, remote working, flexible hours, and time off in lieu
  • Our gender-neutral parental leave is competitive and provides our employees with 16 weeks of paid leave including superannuation payments
  • We have in place mentoring circles for our women with senior male and female mentors
  • We invest in our people’s development through secondments, Ausgrid onsite training and varied leadership opportunities
  • We focus on the talents of our internal workforce. In the last year, over 130 employees were promoted to new roles
  • Our recognition program – Amped – recognises employee contributions, behaviours, and achievements through gift e-cards, quarterly and annual awards
  • We have a generous study assistance program
  • Our employees stick with us with a very low turnover of 3.9%
  • We provide access to novated leasing for private use vehicles
  • We support corporate social responsibility, enjoy paid community service leave
  • We have developed and are executing our fourth Reconciliation Action Plan
  • We have an Annual free flu vaccination program
  • Corporate Health Discounts through NIB and Bupa!
  • Health and Wellness Program provides employees access to gyms/pools across the east coast.
  • The Ausgrid Staff Club membership gives you access to a range of discounted entertainment, social events and access to company-owned holiday accommodation!
  • In the unfortunate circumstances where it is needed, employees can access family and domestic violence leave
  • Our Employee Assistance Provider - Converge International - provides a range of support services to our employees at no charge

Interested? We would love to hear from you! Please submit an updated resume via the Apply button below.

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Successful candidates will be notified regarding an interview.

Applications close: 5 February 2023, 11.55pm AEST.

Please note, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, we will assess applications as they are received

Please note – Unsolicited resumes/applications from agencies will not be accepted by Ausgrid

Ausgrid – An Equal Opportunity Employer