Senior Electrical Technical Advisor - Asset Integration

South East Water

Location: Frankston

Job Type: Full time


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

About us

At South East Water, we deliver healthy water for life. We’re here to help people live well and create a better and more sustainable future. We support healthy and liveable communities by delivering water, sewerage and recycled water services to 1.87 million people who rely on us every day and every night. Fresh thinking and collaboration are at the heart of our organisation. We are constantly learning, embracing the challenges of today and excited by the opportunities that tomorrow will bring.

About the role

Asset Integration is a multi-faceted team which was created to collaborate with cross divisional stakeholders in order to provide technical and operational advice during the concept, design, construction, and commissioning and handover phases of new assets.

The Senior Technical Advisor (Electrical) – will be responsible for providing technical input throughout asset delivery lifecycle and oversee commissioning and handover of end-to-end process for electrical plant and equipment. Provision of post-commissioning feedback on operational performance will be essential to allow for enhancement and improvement opportunities. Establishing and fostering collaborative relationships with Maintenance, Operations, Asset Creation, Standards teams, and industry partners will be essential to this role to deliver high quality assets.

About you

To be successful in this position you will have a degree in Electrical Engineering or a 10-year post apprenticeship trade experience as a commissioning engineer or an electrician, as well as;

  • Extensive experience and demonstrated competency in commissioning/handover of plant, water, recycled and sewer assets and equipment.
  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated competency in QA Principles, AS/NZS Standards, Codes (WSAA), Industry (MRWA) standards and applied practices.
  • Good understanding of asset management philosophies and practices with experience in constructing, operating and maintaining water, recycled water and sewerage networks and network assets;
  • Extensive knowledge of current electrical standards and willingness to drive and/or influence creation of new or updating existing electrical and instrumentation standards.
  • Ability to interpret electrical schematic drawings.
  • Intermediate knowledge of mechanical and civil principles.
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems and PLC is an advantage.

Our culture

We’re committed to providing an inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace that represents the community we serve. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, people with disability and from culturally diverse backgrounds.

We believe great teams do great work. We are ambitious, we work hard and we back one another. We embrace diversity, we challenge ourselves and demand the best, because that’s what our colleagues, customers and communities deserve. We provide flexible opportunities to work, learn and grow, supporting, encouraging and inspiring you every day.

If you would like to speak with an Aboriginal person about this opportunity and working at South East Water, please contact Kirsty Bell, Aboriginal Cultural and Employment Advisor on 0459 470 385.

What we offer

  • A commitment to work-life balance, with truly flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working, leave purchasing and RDO options
  • A range of benefits, including free on-site parking and cultural leave.
  • A great culture working in collaborative teams with strong work ethics.
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to be part of an organisation committed to environmental initiatives.
  • Enjoy modern office facilities with panoramic beachfront view.

Position description

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Level 5

Application of the role of Senior Technical Advisor - Asset Integration must be submitted by no later than Wednesday 5th October 2022.

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