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Principal Solution Engineer


Perth Head Office, WA, AU


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 two Principal Solution Engineers at our Perth Head Office, on a Permanent Full-Time basis. 

About this role


As a Principal Solution Engineer, you will join a small team of engineering professionals, who accountable for providing deep technical expertise and leadership, to effectively deliver the design of complex transmission and distribution infrastructure projects against targeted outcomes. 

You will strive to deliver solutions that demonstrate customer experience excellence, safety-in-design, governance, adherence to standards, while achieving design milestones and financial performance.

This position will be required to coordinate, negotiate with and lead: design resources, the wider business and customers, in order to successfully deliver design solutions.


About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • To take full accountability for solution design consultancy, concept design and planning design for complex transmission and distribution infrastructure in accordance with safety requirements, technical standards, regulatory requirements, legal requirements, business requirements and the strategic goals of the organization
  • To drive efficiency and rigour in all technical delivery by providing cross-program co-ordination and technical leadership while ensuring all risk are minimised and mitigated in the design process
  • Negotiate and influence scope development with stakeholders both internally to Western Power and externally with customers and customer’s consultants, for mutually beneficial outcomes, with risk parameters as low as reasonably practicable
  • Act as the “go-to” and definitive resource for technical guidance and expert support in resolving complex design solution issues through providing technical leadership and functional guidance and support
  • Manage the assigned program and / or projects with the mandate and accountability to ensure outcomes are achieved in a timely manner; cross function and initiative interdependencies, risks, issues and assumptions are identified, monitored and actively managed
  • Lead, coordinate and manage the assigned program and / or related projects through to completion of preliminary design, within budget and in line with quality standards and stakeholder expectations
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the assigned program and or associated projects
  • Develop strategic objectives and project scope, establish project resourcing as required and governance structures, establish resources and manage from inception to preliminary design.
  • Determine business information requirements and manage internal relationships to ensure provision of information
  • Monitor and control all budgeted expenditures in line with set out constraints
  • Successful risk management against regulatory, commercial, reputational, legal and safety risks, as low as reasonably practicable


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, Youth, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Gender Equity, 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 19th August 2022


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