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Contractor Compliance Specialist - Civil


Perth Office - CBD, WA, AU

9 Jul 2024

Contractor Compliance Specialist: Max Term – Full-Time Perth CBD & Various locations within the SWIN.


The Western Power strategy is driven by an ambitious and forward-focused vision: Working together to power a cleaner energy future. It acknowledges the collective effort involved in this exciting and challenging phase of WA’s energy transition, in which Western Power plays a key role. We are embarking on a journey towards a brighter, more sustainable future. Join us and be at the forefront of powering change.


Are you interested in joining a team


  • Are you resilient?
  • Can you work under pressure with competing priorities?
  • Are you a self-starter with methodical problem-solving skills?


The team/department:


You will be joining Western Power’s Major Capital Team. The team is responsible for the project delivery of major customer projects (network connections and asset relocations), including contract management and contractor compliance for works delivered externally for:


  • network infrastructure to connect large scale renewable generation and batteries.
  • network infrastructure to connect major industrial loads, including mining, lithium and (future) hydrogen projects.
  • relocating existing assets to enable high profile infrastructure projects, including MetroNet, major road and rail projects.

What you will be doing:  


As a Contractor Compliance Specialist you will be focussing on the following:


The CCS role is accountable for ensuring Western Power meets its compliance obligations through an effective implementation of the organisation’s legislative compliance management framework and associated policies and procedures. This position is also responsible for providing high level compliance advice, guidance, and services to the business in Customer funded projects. The role is majority site based undertaking compliance & assurance activities during construction and key accountabilities are;


  • Facilitate contractors towards understanding and meeting their compliance responsibilities.


  • Support Contract Managers in the preparation of compliance reports that form part of the legislative obligations and drive consistency and high standards in the preparation of documentation.


  • Initiate the review, & development of compliance assurance and facilitate and monitor the completion and implementation of compliance assurance for the respective projects.  Compliance assurance programs are made up of compliance plans, audit results and other inputs.


  • Provide advice and guidance in response to general compliance queries and more generally analyse, interpret, and advise the business (and its contractors) on all aspects of its compliance obligations.


  • Engage with internal stakeholders and seek to integrate and close out compliance issues.



What you will get from the role:


  • Connect with others, understand effective feedback, and how to ask enquiring questions.
  • Convey ideas clearly, with influence and persuasion.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
  • Develop a career roadmap with actions to achieve future learning goals and career ambitions.
  • Lead, taking responsibility for their own work, and engaging others.
  • Understand and appreciate the importance of diversity of thought and experience.



Western Power isn't just a workplace; it's a community where innovation thrives, safety is paramount, and support is always at hand. We celebrate diversity and champion inclusivity, offering a range of benefits such as:


  • Competitive salary plus 11.5% superannuation/pension
  • Professional Development opportunities including training initiatives
  • 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



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.


Check out our website for more information on our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including our Reconciliation Action Plan and Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

The skills and experience you will have:


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Must possess a relevant University degree in Civil or Structural engineering.
  • At least 5-6+ years solid experience in power and/or heavy industry planning, construction, operation, commissioning, and maintenance
  • Best practice knowledge and industry experience in the areas of contract management and execution
  • Best practice experience and knowledge is essential for safety management, occupational health, workplace assessing, incident and hazard investigation and emergency response
  • Proven experience is necessary in managing conflict resolution and managing public and stakeholder relations
  • Interaction with others is primarily concerned with influencing, developing, and motivating people and changing behaviour
  • Proven experience in performing Constructability reviews on design packages
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills



Important information about Western Power:


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.


Please note that the final stages of our recruitment process require completed Background & Assessment Checks. This includes a current police clearance (issued within the last six months), checks on documentation and references which verify your identity and qualifications, and a medical assessment.


Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.


To find out more about us please visit


What to expect from our interview process:


The recruitment process will involve the below stages:


  • First interview – initial Face to Face catchup
  • Second interview – formal Face to Face behavioural & situational questions and responses


Applications close on 23rd July 2024.


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