Senior Distribution Network Designer

Western Power

Location: Forrestdale

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 looking for diverse, passionate people to join our team of world leading experts. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Distribution Network Designer to join our Customer Connection Services team. This is a permanent, full-time position based at our brand new South Metro Depot.

Position purpose:

This role enables Western Power’s regulatory obligation to provide a safe and reliable network and ensures end to end delivery of design and construction within the agreed time frame to meet customer expectation. To perform and/or check the estimation and highly complex technical tasks associated with design of Western Power or Customer facilities connected to the Distribution Network. To undertake complex investigations and co-ordinate process improvement through demonstrated technical leadership.

As a Senior Distribution Network Designer you will:

  • Enable Western Power’s regulatory obligation to provide a safe and reliable network and ensures end to end delivery of design and construction within the agreed time frame to meet customer expectation.
  • Ensure projects are accurately costed, procured and delivered to agreed design standards to meet the AWP in order to both maintain and expand the SWIS and to minimise supply interruptions to the customer.
  • Increase efficiency, cost-effectiveness of the estimating and design process and improved customer satisfaction.
  • Develop plans and set priorities to deliver outcomes and make best use of assigned resources.
  • Prepare and/or check estimates for projects encompassing materials, labour, sub-contract services and costing for work associated with construction activities and commissioning on complex circuits and associated apparatus or services.
  • Maintain strong relationship with large numbers of stakeholders including team members, business partners and external parties to ensure timely delivery of information and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate personal effectiveness in continuous improvement to achieve high performance, commerciality, best practice, professionalism and customer focussed end to end delivery.

We’re looking for an individual with skills and attributes that include:

  • At least 9 + years’ post qualification extensive experience in distribution network related activities with a thorough knowledge of principles of the relevant discipline and a sound understanding of the methods and practices
  • Sound knowledge of Safety policies and procedures is essential
  • Knowledge of Distribution Engineering standards, regulations, and procedures applicable to the Section and Stream
  • Proficiency in appropriate key computer systems & application, including: Ellipse, DQM, DOCS/DMS, DFIS, DFMS, and business/drafting software (MS Office - Word, Excel & or Access, and scheduling/work management software)
  • Extensive knowledge of distribution network construction and operations field practices and procedures is preferable
  • Previous coordination or technical supervisory experience would be advantageous.

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:

  • 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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