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Senior Distribution Network Designer


Perth Office - CBD, WA, AU

8 Jul 2024

Senior Distribution Network Designer: Permanent Full-Time SMD - Forrestdale


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.


What you will be doing:


As a Senior Distribution Network Designer, you will be focussing on the following:


  • To perform and/or check the estimation and highly complex technical tasks associated with design of Western Power or Customer facilities connected to the Distribution Network.
  • To undertake complex investigations and co-ordinate process improvement through demonstrated technical leadership.


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 Advanced Diploma in a relevant electrical discipline
  • At least 9 + years’ post qualification extensive experience in distribution network related activities with a thorough knowledge of principles of the relevant discipline and a sound understanding of the methods and practices
  • Sound knowledge of Safety policies and procedures is essential.
  • General knowledge of project, contract and works management systems and tools is necessary.
  • A sound knowledge of Distribution Engineering standards, regulations, and procedures applicable to the Section and Stream is essential.
  • Proficiency in appropriate key computer systems & application, including: Ellipse, DQM, DOCS/DMS, DFIS, DFMS, and business/drafting software (MS Office - Word, Excel & or Access, and scheduling/work management software).
  • Sound communication, influencing and problem-solving 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


Applications close on 23 July 2024


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