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Project Manager


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 a Project Manager at various locations, on a Maximum Term 12-Month basis.

About this role


This role is focussed on Construction.  As the Project Manager, you will be required to be accountable for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific construction projects ensuring that these are delivered to agreed criteria, with commercially competitive standards for safety, cost, timeliness, quality, and scope and customer satisfaction consistent with company strategy, commitments and goals.

This position will manage and deliver primarily complex / high value / high visibility and reputational impact construction projects with a project duration of one or more years that provide cost effective solutions in line with customer and stakeholder requirements and expectations.


  • Delivering complex, critical or high-risk construction projects to the agreed scope, time and cost without compromising quality (including the management of contractors and other suppliers);
  • Successful transition of projects to business as usual with minimal business impact, ensuring change management is effective and increase the chances of success for benefits delivery.
  • Execute all projects according to Western Powers Project Methodology, Standards, Processes and Compliance framework.
  • Ensure project financials are managed, maintained, forecasted and can be reported upon in terms of Capex and Opex
  • Report the status of the assigned projects pro-actively and on an ongoing basis to key stakeholders and Program Manager, and co-ordinate and manage the work of the project team through up-to-date resource plans and project schedules.
  • Identify and actively manage project assumptions, risks, issues and dependencies associated with delivery ensuring appropriate mitigation strategies are established and actively managed.
  • Ensure project and quality assurance controls and gate checks are undertaken to minimise risk to delivery, costs and quality; and
  • Conduct stakeholder analysis and establish effective stakeholder management plans.
  • Ensure that all project documentation is completed appropriately and satisfies NFIT requirements; and
  • Support and build effective project teams across diverse Functions of the enterprise to deliver required project and program outcomes.

About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Broad and extensive knowledge and worked as a Client Side Project Manager for a minimum of 5+ years with demonstrated experience, in construction.
  • Working knowledge of contemporary, industry standard project management methodology such as PMBoK or Prince2.
  • A successful record of delivering complex, large value, high risk projects within a constrained timeframe.
  • Detailed working knowledge of Project Management methods, tools and systems.
  • Sound understanding of resource planning across multiple projects and team
  • High level of business acumen including strategic planning, finance and leadership skills.
  • Capable of interacting with resources and managers of all levels in a professional manner
  • Experience in a Project Management role where managing teams has been required



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, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, People with Disability and Youth/Age – 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 - 2025 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 be launching 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 17th August 


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