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System Operations Planner

Beon, CitiPower, Powercor & United Energy

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


About CitiPower and Powercor:

CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy own and operate the electricity distribution networks servicing 1.9 million customers located across 65% of Victoria. These customers include large numbers of households as well as commercial and industrial businesses, world class arts, health and sporting precincts, popular tourism regions and the biggest infrastructure projects in Victoria.
We provide reliable, safe and affordable electricity and our businesses are independently rated as the best in the country for their efficiency. Sustaining this is all the more critical and challenging as greater electrification of homes, fleets and industries becomes a core strategy for reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change.
It's nice to feel that what you do every day is not just greatly valued, but incredibly valuable.

Knowing you're responsible for providing an affordable essential service upon which thousands of lives and businesses depend, is a sure-fire way to feel valued and deeply connected to the community.

About the Role:

This is an exciting permanent opportunity to join our team as System Operations Planner based in our Burnley depot.

In this role you will assess, prioritise and accept applications for planned access to the sub-transmission, distribution and LV network and produce detailed switching instructions in DMS (Distribution Management System) to provide safe access to the network.

A busy and critical role, you will work as part of a team and will also be responsible to provide operational advice and direction to other business units, external operating authorities and customers.

What you’ll deliver:

  • Develop and implement sub-transmission HV and LV switching instructions.
  • Perform system analysis to determine outage requirements.
  • Customer notification of planned outages
  • Ensuring the busines meets its regulatory and OH&S obligations.
  • Implement appropriate contingency plans and risk management measures.

To succeed in this role you’ll have:

  • Certificate of Technology (Electrical)/ Certificate IV Electrical/ Associate or Advanced Diploma Electrical Engineering of equivalent tertiary based qualification.
  • Very good working knowledge of the electrical network, HV electrical network.
  • Working understanding of VESI & Company Operating procedures.
  • IT Systems – SCADA, DMS, GIS, OMS, SRR, Google Enterprise, ENMAC.
  • Good understanding of relevant regulatory codes.
  • Understanding of construction & maintenance work methods including Z/Substation work & Live Line.
  • Ability to communicate complex operational issues, technical & non-technical.

Your career with CitiPower and Powercor:

When you join our business, your work-life balance and career development are high priorities. We place emphasis on your development through diverse training programs, leadership courses and internal opportunities.

We have a diversity of teams across our business, all contributing to great customer and community outcomes. Our people are our most important asset, and we continually invest in nurturing their capability.

With an embedded Inclusion & Diversity Strategy and initiatives like our Women in Power networking group, and Sparkle, our LGBTIQ+ allies pride network, we’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees.

Some of our benefits:

  • Exposure to industry leading practices within a strong and stable company
  • A great incentives package including an annual performance bonus, health and fitness subsidy, salary packaging options and much more….
  • A supportive team culture

If you possess the required skills and experience and you are looking for a fantastic career opportunity, please submit your application by COB Wednesday 14 December 2022.

We encourage applications from all communities; people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability.

OUR VALUES: Live safely, Be Customer and Community Minded, Succeed Together, Be The Best You Can Be, Improve Our Business