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Senior Project Development Specialist


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 Senior Project Development Specialist at Perth Head Office, on a Permanent Full-Time basis.

About this role


As a Senior Project Development Specialist, you will be accountable for driving the scoping and planning activities for complex, high-value, customer-initiated projects, culminating in the preparation of business cases that justify financial investments in the recommended technical solution. In doing so, you will:


  • Coordinate and lead cross functional joint planning teams in developing cost-effective solutions and robust investment proposals across multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ensure appropriate financial and risk evaluation of solutions and investment proposals.
  • Manage project finances in accordance with underpinning accounting principles, including estimating and forecasting activities.
  • Ensure relevant systems are maintained as required to reflect project status, financial information and customer relationship.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring effective and timely decision making and including presentation of a compelling investment case.
  • Prepare concise and rigorous documentation to support scope development and investment decisions.
  • Mitigate issues and barriers to project development, including appropriate escalation of issues where necessary.

About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Tertiary qualifications in a business or engineering-related discipline
  • Strong attention to detail, with proven ability to coordinate diverse activities across multiple projects simultaneously, with the ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Ability to critically evaluate technical solutions to network issues
  • Understanding of economic, financial and risk evaluation principles and techniques, and ability to balance competing aspects of an investment.
  • A good understanding of operating within a regulatory framework
  • Superior communication skills, including written skills to construct high level business cases
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent internal and external relationships at a senior level


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 19th August 2022


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