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Senior Assurance Specialist

Western Power

Location: Perth

Job Type: Not Specified


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 Senior Assurance Specialist at the Perth CBD Office, on a 14-month Fixed Term Full-Time position.

About this role

As the Senior Assurance Specialist, you will be responsible for development and delivery of Work, Health, Safety, and Environment audit and assurance programs.

This position is critical to risk-based functional governance to ensure Western Power complies with its internal and external obligations and, has in place appropriate systems and governance processes to enable WHSE risks to be appropriately managed and controlled.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the development of the Western Power functional audit and assurance programmes with relevant aims and objectives.
  • Develop and agree audit specifications and protocols with stakeholder consultation to meet the aims and objectives in line with the Western Power audit standard.
  • Conduct the audit/ assurance programme as agreed with stakeholders, seeking appropriate evidence to assess compliance with the stated aims and objectives.
  • Develop the audit/ assurance reports with any agreed conclusions and SMART recommendations in conjunction with stakeholders allowing for suitable commentary from the auditee.
  • Ensure suitable tracking and governance of actions to meet the timeframes in recommendations including the closing out of audits.
  • Identify and manage existing or potential compliance breaches or management system non-conformances, which introduce or sustain an unacceptable business risk and support the business in monitoring and managing potential prosecutions.
  • Prepare reports on Western Power’s legal and regulatory obligations including legislation, regulation & code review, and external requests for legislative consultation.
  • Provide and facilitate the timeliness and quality of reports issued to relevant regulators.
  • Establish, enact and strengthen, as necessary, technical safety and regulatory compliance programs and reporting systems to ensure timely and proactive compliance in accordance with relevant legislation and corporate requirements.
  • Participate in the review of changes to standards and work practices, legislation and assess the impacts to business operations and other regulatory compliance obligations.

About you

We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:

  • Bachelor’s degree qualification in related discipline, Diploma in Quality Management etc
  • Professional Lead Auditor status in OHS, Environment or Quality
  • Extensive knowledge and industry experience relevant to the business unit.
  • 7+ years’ demonstrated experience in incorporating best practice into audit processes in large organisations.
  • Extensive current knowledge and understanding of state and federal legislation.
  • Knowledge of relevant area of assurance requirements and associated systems, and any inherent or potential risks associated with these.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders and work collaboratively to reach agreed outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing executive papers, board submission, external communications and process improvement methodologies.
  • Ability to identify and escalate relevant risks, assurance issues and compliance management.
  • Highly developed communications and written skills with ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.

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 five Employee Network Groups – First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, and People with Disability – 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 - 2027 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 have launched 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.

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Applications close on Friday 29 September 2023.

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