Trades Planning Coordinator

Water Corporation

Location: Canning Vale

Job Type: Not Specified


Be part of making a positive difference, shaping a safer environment for everyone.

Planning gives people and companies a sense of direction. It establishes a basis for teamwork, and it helps people cope with change.

Simply put, your work will help shape a safer environment for everyone.

And if you’re planning to take the next step into a lead role, this Trades Coordinator – District Work Planning position will move you in the right direction.

This is a permanent full-time opportunity based in Canning Vale, with travel to sites for scoping and planning.

A truly diverse role with planning and maintenance scheduling for the Mechanical and Electrical Trades teams.

You’ll be planning for the unplanned. You’ll help your colleagues carry out their work without any compromise to their safety and wellbeing. You’ll meet with teams to learn more about the business and understand their worksites / high risk activities.

Your role will be to review maintenance items in the work program and ensure effective resource allocation to meet maintenance work targets and schedules.

Ensure effective management of backlog or overdue preventative maintenance plans meet corporate measures.

Safety and quality are priority. Feedback is essential to achieve this. Constantly capturing, reviewing, and providing it means regional Operations Managers and Team Leaders can deliver high-quality, safe job planning on the back of your work.

You will be responsible in ensuring all work packs are created with safety as the priority, where no injury is considered acceptable, and all activities are undertaken without compromising health and safety.

Develop Safe Work Packs for medium and high-risk tasks to be carried out by operations and maintenance teams, and provide mentoring to field crews around Safe Job Planning.

Review and modify maintenance plans associated with the Safe Job Planning including processing feedback, data collection and implementing improvements.

You’ll know you’re in your stride when you’re improving the safety performance and processes in the field. That’s because your recommendations have been taken on board by the Operations Managers and Team Leaders.

You’ll be joining a buoyant team environment where everyone looks out for each other. If learning and development is your thing, a modern development framework will give you all the skills you need for future promotions.

Key skills and experience:

You’ll be experienced with infrastructure field work scheduling, planning or management, with the ability to plan a broad range of Mechanical and Electrical activities and you’ll be familiar with the software that supports your work, like SAP, Maximo, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft access.

You’ll also have sound knowledge of around procurement and purchase orders, and be competent in compiling safe Work Packs and report writing (detailed weekly reporting will be a part of this role).

Understanding of operational and maintenance requirements of water assets, operational or trade experience is required for this role.

If you are interested in the above opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.

Applications close 27th September 2023

As part of the recruitment process you may be required to complete Pre-Employment screening which may include a medical, qualification check, police clearance and Australian working rights check.

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace:

Diversity and inclusion are more than words. They guide us on building a thriving workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and our community.

We encourage applications from every background, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, youth, LGBTQIA+ folks and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applicants with disability who require adjustments, or alternative methods of communication in the recruitment process, can contact a Recruitment Officer at or 9420 2000.

To read our diversity and inclusion statement, please visit our website

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