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Senior Business Analyst (Project Symphony)


Perth Head Office, WA, AU


It’s an exciting time to be joining Western Power. The way we use power is changing. The grid is evolving. And it’s our people who are helping connect everyone to a brighter energy future.


Our collaborative and safe work environment allows you to develop and expand your expertise in an industry that’s constantly evolving. We’re committed to equal opportunity and providing a flexible work life balance that empowers you to work smarter and supports your career growth.


Now more than ever, we need talented and passionate people to join us and help shape the future of energy in WA. Explore the fantastic opportunity below.


About Western Power


Western Power delivers on the changing energy needs of Western Australians, powered by community trust and the passion of our people. We respect and take care of each other, our community and the environment. We are focused on serving our customers and are committed to providing a safe working environment for our people.  It is an exciting time in the electricity industry, a time of great change, innovation and opportunity which we embrace and welcome.  That’s why we need talented people with passion and ambition to join us.


At Western Power we are committed to safely and efficiently connecting the community with the energy needed to power their lives.





This is a full-time maximum term position to December 2022 located at our Perth Head Office.


About the Role:


Western Power recognises the need to further develop its capabilities as a Distribution System Operator (DSO) to manage the distribution network in a much more granular and active fashion than has been done in the past. It is essential to our overall distributed energy management strategy, and ability to host more renewable energy while managing the technical challenges that brings. One of the ways Western Power is testing and building DSO capability is through its participation in the DER Orchestration Pilot “Project Symphony” – one of the WA State Government’s DER Roadmap initiatives.


This position is accountable for performing detailed requirements analysis, documenting processes, analysing business and financial data to develop recommendations to communicate and present relating to key strategic, financial and performance improvement opportunities for the Pilot. The role takes accountability for oversight of process management and governance for key categories of work to ensure strategic goals and objectives are achieved.

Success in this role requires a natural analytical way of thinking and be able to explain difficult concepts to non-technical stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.


Key Tasks:


  • Evaluating business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and developing and implementing solutions
  • Leading ongoing reviews of business processes and developing optimisation strategies
  • Conducting meetings and presentations to share ideas and findings
  • Performing requirements analysis and documenting and communicating the results
  • Effectively communicating insights and plans to cross-functional team members and management
  • Gathering critical information from meetings with various stakeholders and producing useful reports
  • Providing leadership, training, coaching, and guidance to colleagues
  • Allocating resources and maintaining cost efficiency
  • Prioritising work and ensuring solutions meet business needs and requirements
  • Performing user acceptance testing when required
  • Managing projects, developing project plans, and monitoring performance
  • Developing, updating, implementing, and maintaining procedures
  • Serving as a liaison between stakeholders
  • Monitoring deliverables and ensuring timely completion of projects

About You:
The successful applicant will be experienced and competent in the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business or related field with 8+ years’ experience
  • Agile project management experience and qualifications in Agile methodologies
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • The ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine acceptable solutions
  • Advanced technical skills, documentation, analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Experience in creating detailed reports and giving presentations
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent planning, organisational, and time management skills
  • Experience leading and developing top-performing teams and supporting successful projects

At Western Power, our people are our strength.  We offer a collaborative, flexible and safe work environment within a large organisation and are committed to equal opportunity employment.  You will receive opportunities for development and training, use your skills and develop new ones to meet the challenges of an organisation delivering an essential service to the people of Western Australia.
Like to know more?
Please submit a copy of your current resume and covering letter together with your qualifications and proof of working rights in Australia.
Applications Close: 22 June 2021


Does this role sound like you? If you're ready to be apart of something great, apply now!