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Project Engineer

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Western Power
Mining, resources & energy
1,001-5,000 employees
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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 Project Engineer at our CBD Office on a Permanent full-time basis.

About this role

This position is accountable for undertaking engineering project assessments, planning and designs associated with Western Power or third-party facilities connected to the Distribution Network.

As the Project Engineer you will be required to:

  • Undertake complex program/project planning and engage in relevant activities for the successful outsourcing of engineering and design work associated with Western Power or third-party facilities connected to the Network.
  • Develop technical Scope of Work (SoW) for outsourced contracts.
  • Manage and maintain the technical queries register.
  • Manage the external consultants to ensure compliance with drafting standards, applicable engineering codes, practices, policies, performance standards, and specifications.
  • Perform data extraction for projects in applicable computer systems.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to resolve project issues and ensure the success delivery of the project.
  • Schedule, plan and track outsourced project activities to meet targets and deadlines.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to team members in the form of specialist advice on outsourced projects.
  • Support the team in ensuring the external consultants submit deliverables that are fit for purpose and to a high quality.
  • Ensure the external consultants are completing the work within the agreed project budget and seeking approvals for variations where necessary.
  • Assist with approving of invoices from external consultants.
  • Identify, analyse, and develop improvements to procedures and processes.

About you

We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:

  • A Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related engineering discipline (essential).
  • Eligible for corporate membership of The Institution of Engineers, Australia.
  • At least 4 to 5 years demonstrated experience in an engineering discipline, preferably within a utility engineering company.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills relating to engineering project work.
  • Knowledge of the interactions of related disciplines impacting on distribution design, including civil/structural issues and environmental issues.
  • Sound knowledge of distribution construction practices and processes.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to engage with external consultant and stakeholders.

Our people are our priority

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 inclusive where all our people are valued and belong. We actively encourage applications from people of all genders, cultures and backgrounds, including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and racially marginalised groups, people with disabilities, young and mature age workers and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Check out our website for more information on our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including our Reconciliation Action Plan and Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

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

Things to consider

Please note that the final stages of our recruitment process require completed Background & Assessment Checks. This includes a current police clearance (issued within the last six months), checks on documentation and references which verify your identity and qualifications, and a medical assessment.

Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia. If you have the skills and are committed to our values… we will find a place for you!

To find out more about us please visit

Applications close on 14 June 2024

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