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 permanent, full time position, located at Perth Head Office.

About the Role:

This role is accountable for developing and applying best practice operational asset management principles and long-term strategies to deliver optimal life cycle performance of network asset. This includes application of life cycle assessment, maintenance standards, operation and maintenance optimisation, and strategies in optimum utilisation of primary and secondary asset, consistent with Western Power’s and regulatory requirements.

About you:

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

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Post-graduate qualifications in Asset Management, Reliability Engineering or related disciplines highly regarded
  • Eligible for Professional Engineer membership (MIEAust) with Engineers Australia
  • Significant engineering industry experience (at least 10 years) in preferably operation and maintenance areas
  • Demonstrated track-record of combining comprehensive technical skills with exposure to risk management and governance processes.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of APM software to support asset management decision making
  • Extensive knowledge of statistical analysis techniques relevant to reliability engineering, such as Bayesian Belief Networks, Design of Experiments, Weibull Analysis and Machine Learning
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative asset and system reliability modelling techniques such as RBD, Monte Carlo, and Markov Chain analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in the application of reliability modelling outputs within asset risk management techniques such as FMEA and RCM analysis
  • Minimum 10 years demonstrated experience in maintenance and asset management related functions
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety
  • Ability to relate tasks to the "big picture" and communicate accordingly.

What’s on Offer?

At Western Power, our people are our strength. As an employee at Western Power, we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration;
  • A safe and sustainable workplace
  • Equal opportunity employment;
  • Personal development and training opportunities;
  • Flexible work arrangements and
  • An award-winning employee recognition programme.

Salary: ASU EA Level 8.1E: $130,596 + 11% superannuation.

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: 2 October 2020