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Engineering Team Leader

Western Power

Location: Perth

Job Type: Not Specified


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 Engineering Team Leader – Distribution Network Design at our Perth CBD Office, on a permanent basis.

About this role

As the Engineering Team Leader – Distribution Network Design you will be required to:

Lead a team of engineering professionals and be accountable for provision of engineering services for delivery of Distribution network designs, ensuring all designs are safe, reliable and affordable. Deliver designs for capacity expansion, asset replacement, reliability improvement and standalone power system programs, as well as providing relevant standards, specifications and documentation to enhance design performance and meet network plan and regulatory requirements.

  • Lead the planning, scoping, scheduling, and coordination of team activities related to the design and engineering of distribution network systems.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the team members.
  • Manage and develop quality feedback systems.
  • Implement an integrated program to develop standard designs, templates, guidelines and specifications leading to safe, reliable and affordable designs.
  • Contribute to and support risk management.
  • Contribute to and support the optimisation of capital expenditure through efficient and effective engineering design.
  • Contribute to and support the development and maintenance of design standards and planning criteria.
  • Manage talent through effective execution of employee performance outcomes through established system and processes and the ongoing development of employees.

About you

We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:

  • Degree in Engineering, eligible for corporate membership of the institution of Engineers Australia
  • In depth knowledge of distribution network design, project management, policies and procedures.
  • In depth knowledge of asset management principles, specifications, standards, and material selection for distribution network systems.
  • Skills and capability in front line management, work management, design coordination and ability to schedule tasks and resources to meet project requirements.
  • Knowledge of field activities including construction, commissioning, estimating, operations and maintenance of the network.
  • An understanding of risk management and its application within the business
  • Strong leadership, influencing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Extensive experience in an electricity utility business associated with the design and construction of Distribution Network Infrastructure.
  • 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 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.

To find out more about us please visit

Applications close on 29 Sept 2023.

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