Field Supervisor - Bridgetown

Western Power

Location: Bridgetown

Job Type: Not Specified


Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

Do you want to deliver work that truly matters to our community?

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 Field Supervisor at our Bridgetown Depot on a permanent basis.

About this role

The position of Field Supervisor is responsible for the daily supervision and coordination of workshop crews in conducting planned and unplanned activities and ensuring all assigned work is completed in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner and in general contributing to the integrity of the network.

This role also ensures workshop staff are trained and compliant with safety guidelines, inspecting work progress and meeting with appropriate stakeholders to discuss assigned work progress.
Incumbents may occasionally perform on the tools work like that of the team, particularly in complex or time sensitive work activities.

This role has a very strong development objective for apprentices and work experience students, being a gateway into our business and more generally into the electrical trades.
In this role you will:

  • Distribute on-site work activities to teams, ensuring that the workload is appropriately distributed between team members to avoid unnecessary overtime
  • Evaluate and accept works packages from Works Program and Planning
  • Ensure work of crews is delivered on time and consistent with organisational policies and standards
  • Conduct on-site inspections and quality assurance tasks to ensure that work undertaken by Western Power teams and contractors is consistent with organisation policies and standards
  • Ensure Faults involving the network are promptly attended to by crew members to minimise customer impact
  • Understand and operate within Western Power’s Occupational Health and Safety systems by reporting including duty of care responsibilities, identifying hazards, taking corrective action, and reporting and investigating all incidents/accidents
  • Maintain knowledge of work standards, procedures, and network systems to ensure work is consistently completed to standard

About you

We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:

  • Trade qualified - Electrical Fitter / Mechanic Certificate III.
  • Preferably 6+ years demonstrated experience in the electrical trade and the transmission/distribution industry, including appropriate licenses or certificates of competency
  • Prior experience in a team supervision / coordination position
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation and execution of operation plans
  • A sound knowledge of electrical work networks construction maintenance and operations field practices
  • Accident investigation skills
  • Highly developed teamwork and customer focus skills
  • Experience in negotiation, conflict resolution and managing public and stakeholder relations
  • Computer literate: Ellipse, MS Office suite -Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Advanced written, verbal and report writing skills
  • Valid WA Driver’s License Class ‘C’ or ‘C-A’

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 six Employee Network Groups – First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, People with Disability and Youth/Age – 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 - 2025 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.

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 3 October 2022

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