Electrical Inspectors

Western Power

Location: Perth

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 an Electrical Inspector operating out of our Jandakot depot, on a Permanent Full-Time basis.

About this role

As the Electrical Inspector, you will be required to undertake complex inspection, investigation, and auditing activities, through utilising extensive technical and electrical knowledge and skills, to ensure the safety of consumer installations connected to the network, in compliance with Western Power’s Inspection System Plan and regulatory obligations.

  • Comply with the regulatory and technical requirements of Western Power’s Inspection System Plan as agreed with, and approved by, EnergySafety.
  • In accordance with power granted under legislation, prepare and issue Inspectors Orders for non-compliant electric installations to the owner or person in control of the electric installation. Ensure installations with serious defects are not connected or reconnected to Western Power’s network until defects have been rectified.
  • Undertake investigations into instances of non-compliance with electricity regulations and statutory requirements by electrical contractors and workers
  • Collect and manage evidence of non-compliance through an approved investigation process
  • Investigate and provide technical reports on electric shocks and fire in accordance with legislated requirements and as outlined within Western Power’s Inspection System Plan.
  • Undertake complex progress inspections on major installations with a maximum demand greater than 250 amperes (includes HV installations).
  • Provide evidence in Court through testimony to support prosecution proceedings by the State Solicitor’s Office.
  • Provide specialist technical advice to Western Power network personnel and facilitate industry discussions effectively communicating legislative changes to Electrical Contractors and their workers.

About you

We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:

  • Current Electrical Workers License – essential
  • Eligibility to be designated as an Inspector (Electrical)
  • Certificate IV in Government Investigations (must be completed within 12 months of commencing position)
  • Certificate of Energy Coordination Act 1994, Electricity Act 1945 (must be obtained within 12 months of commencing position)
  • National Police Certificate
  • Possess Cert III Electrical Trade Certificate and hold a current WA Electrical Workers License.

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.

We are also proud to be launching our Innovate RAP in Mar 2022 (Reconciliation Action Plan). Our Innovate RAP outlines our commitment to the Reconciliation journey in WA.

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.

To find out more about us please visit https://www.westernpower.com.au/about/

Applications close on 4th October 2022

Submit your application by clicking the ‘apply’ button.

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