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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 – Security Projects at Perth Office, on a 1-year maximum term basis.

About this role


As the Project Manager you will be required to:

  • Delivering highly complex, critical or high risk 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:


  • Industry accreditation in Project Management, either PMBOK®, Prince2™ or MSP™.
  • Member of Project Management professional body such as Project Management Institute (desirable)
  • Degree or Post Graduate qualifications in Project Management (desirable)
  • Broad and extensive knowledge and worked as a Project Manager for a minimum of 8 + years with demonstrated experience in high value/highly complex projects.
  • 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


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 17 Aug 2022.


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