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Join the team at Western Power

Join the team at Western Power

There’s never been a better time to be in the energy industry.

At Western Power we’re working towards our vision for a clean energy future and we’re seeking smart, passionate people to help us get there.   

Join us and be part of an industry-leader with an outstanding track record of innovation. We’re leading the charge toward a net zero carbon local energy industry, introducing new technologies and smarter ways of working that will power Western Australia for generations to come.  

Opportunities

If you’re ready to make the move to an industry leader where you can challenge conventional thinking and make your mark, now’s the time.

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Our people are our power

Our diverse workforce is made up of people from many different backgrounds and points of view, and we provide workplaces where their creativity, skill and ideas can thrive.

We are proud to be an inclusive, socially progressive business that celebrates the differences and talents that make our workforce stronger, smarter, kinder, and more creative.

We encourage diversity of age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, level of career commitment and education.

Inclusion at Western Power relies on all employees creating a climate of trust and belonging, where people feel comfortable to bring their whole self to work.

We are deliberate in creating workplaces where differences are welcomed, all perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every one of our people feels a sense of belonging. To support this, we have six employee network groups that offer safe connection, passionate collaboration and diverse opportunities to participate and contribute to their full potential.

If you’re seeking a new opportunity that will challenge you to think bigger and imagine more, join us as we create an exciting new energy future for communities across Western Australia.

Why Western Power?

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    Work that inspires

    At Western Power, we are proud to provide our community with an essential service, connecting people to electricity that enables them to power their lifestyles. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity now exists to respond to the changing technologies available in our industry, innovate and grow as we continue to deliver this essential service.

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    Connection to community

    We play a strong role in the West Australian community. We provide training and placement opportunities for apprentices, graduates and vacation students, and we proudly support local volunteering and charitable practices.

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    Passionate people

    We are powered by the passion of our people – it’s evident in the work they do, their aspiration to be leaders in their fields, and the support they provide to each other. Our diverse employees reflect the rich and diverse community we serve. 

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    Support to learn, grow and thrive

    We invest strongly in the development of our people and are committed to delivering career development through continuous learning. Western Power employees are offered access to training through our registered training organisation Power Training Services, plus opportunities for coaching and mentoring, and an in-house study assistance program.      

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    A commitment to wellbeing

    We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer of choice, where the wellbeing of our employees is our priority. All employees have access to our Health & Wellbeing program, which provides access to a range of health initiatives. This program is developed annually in consultation with our employees to ensure that the services it provides are relevant to the needs of the people within our business.

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    Recognition of excellence

    We understand that being recognised for great work is an important part of keeping our people engaged. Our recognition program provides for formal recognition opportunities and avenues for employees to recognise each other.

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    Rewarding great work

    We know that money matters, and we are committed to paying our employees at competitive rates. We also offer a range of attractive salary packaging options, and access to employee benefits and discounted products and services through our employee benefits program.

Our roles

It’s an exciting time to be in the electricity industry: a time of great change, innovation and opportunity. We need people who are as passionate as we are about lighting up the State.

Equity is a key commitment by Western Power, and is reflected in the active encouragement to apply for roles under represented by Women, Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, LGBTQ+ people, Youth and culturally diverse.

Whether you’re located in an office, at our control centre or out in the field, these roles all have one common goal – powering the lives of Western Australians.

We offer a range of different entry level programs including apprenticeships, traineeships and our graduate employment program, as well as university level engineering vacation work and a high school work experience program.

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Our apprenticeship program is run by nationally accredited trainers who are experts in their field. It’s hands on with both on and off the job training at our RTO (Power Training Services) and TAFEWA.

As a Western Power apprentice, you’ll learn to operate safely and effectively while working towards your trade qualification.

Applications for the 2022 apprentice program have now closed. Thank you to everyone that applied.  

Electricians

You’ll develop skills and knowledge in how to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises. You'll work towards obtaining a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811), which includes meeting the requirements for an electrical licence. The nominal term for this qualification is 48 months. 

What does the job require?

  • A range of high-risk licensing
  • A requirement to work in confined spaces and at heights
  • Manual dexterity
  • The ability to interpret complex instructions, designs and diagrams
  • The ability to undertake complex calculations for the purposes of construction and load management
  • The ability to adapt to changing conditions, e.g. Work location, weather, duration of work activities etc
  • Installing and maintaining circuit breakers, transformers and switching equipment
  • Installing and maintaining systems for controlling the distribution network
  • Emergency electricity supply restoration
  • Installing and maintaining metering and associated equipment
  • Diagnosing and rectifying faults on the distribution network
  • Connecting customers to the distribution network
  • The necessity to work away from home from time to time
  • The need to be very safety conscious
  • The ability to work well in a team.

A Western Power apprentice electrician holds the same qualification as a household electrician, however they typically work in substations and other network assets. 

Mechanic (Heavy Vehicle)

You’ll learn to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, welding, thermal cutting, and workplace safety and health.

You'll work towards obtaining a Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR31116).The nominal term for this qualification is 42 months. 

What does the job require?

  • Inspect, test, diagnose, tune, overhaul, repair and maintain heavy vehicles and plant
  • Detect mechanical and electrical faults and repair and maintain the hydraulic components of engines
  • Use of electric, oxy, MIG and TIG welding machining or hand fitting processes to repair or replace defective parts
  • Carry out routine servicing of vehicles and plant both on site and in a workshop
  • Use of a variety of tools and welding equipment, electrical testing equipment and lifting equipment
  • Interpret work orders and technician manuals
  • Keep equipment cleaned, maintained and lubricated
  • Write service reports
  • Ensure all work undertaken meets the manufacturer’s specs as well as legislated regulations
  • The need to be very safety conscious.

Lineworker

You’ll gain skills and knowledge in areas such as installation, maintenance and inspection of poles, structures and associated hardware used on poles and structures and work towards a Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems – Distribution Overhead. The nominal term for this qualification is 48 months. 

You'll work at different locations and in different outdoor conditions.  The work is physical, so you'll require a reasonable level of fitness. 

What does the job require?

  • A range of high-risk licensing
  • A requirement to lift, climb and work at heights up to 120 metres
  • Manual dexterity
  • The ability to interpret complex instructions, designs and diagrams
  • The ability to undertake complex calculations for the purposes of construction and load management
  • The ability to work in challenging and sometimes hazardous conditions and performing emergency response work
  • The ability to climb poles and tower structures using a safety harness and work while hanging many feet above the ground
  • Construction and maintenance of energised high voltage and low voltage distribution lines
  • Diagnosing and rectifying faults on the distribution network
  • Installation and maintenance of public lighting systems
  • Testing and commissioning of distribution apparatus
  • The ability to operate large equipment such as elevated work platforms and hydraulic drills
  • The necessity to work away from home from time to time
  • The need to be very safety conscious
  • Work well in a team environment.

Cable Jointers

You’ll gain a broad range of skills and knowledge such as the laying, installation and maintenance of low and high voltage underground electrical cables as well as installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. You will work towards obtaining a Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems – Distribution Cable Jointing (UET30812). The nominal term for this qualification is 48 months. 

What does the job require?

  • A range of high-risk licensing
  • A requirement to be physically fit and the ability to lift heavy equipment including large cables on a regular basis
  • A requirement to work in confined spaces
  • Manual dexterity
  • Conduct routine maintenance on the underground electricity supply network
  • Join insulated electric power cables installed in underground conduits and trenches and prepares cable terminations for connection to electrical equipment and overhead lines
  • Use of specialised tools and equipment to joint and terminate cables
  • The ability to interpret complex instructions, designs and diagrams
  • The ability to undertake complex calculations for the purposes of construction and load management
  • The ability to work in challenging and sometimes hazardous conditions
  • The need to be very safety conscious
  • Work well in a team environment.

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Our operational teams support the construction and maintenance of our network by maintaining the integrity of the network in a safe, reliable and affordable manner to ensure an uninterrupted supply of electricity to our customers. Based in the field or in an office, our operational teams include electrical tradespeople, field trainers, electrical technicians, cable jointers and lineworkers.

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At Western Power, we offer a diverse range of innovative and technical engineering roles where our experts research, plan, design and manage the South West Interconnected System. Our teams include civil/structural engineers, asset managers, control room engineers and operators, electrical engineers, engineering managers, planning engineers, project managers, principal engineers, SCADA technicians, communications and protection engineers and technicians.

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We offer a variety of professional and corporate roles that support the delivery of an essential service to the Western Australian community. Our teams include commercial, finance, accounting, communications, safety health and environment, information technology, legal, risk and compliance, administration, business support and call centre professionals.

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Western Power offers a wide range of on-the-job programs to ambitious graduates who are looking for hands-on experience and access to some of the best minds in the business. Our programs include electrical engineering graduate programs, vacation schemes for electrical engineers and scholarships to high school students entering university.

​​​​​Flexible working, diversity, friendly team mates and a variety of work - these are just some of the things our graduates love about Western Power. Find out what a day in the life of a graduate involves on our GradAustralia profile

Graduate Program 2023

Our three year graduate program gives you exposure to areas of the business relevant to your studies. We encourage applications if you’re currently studying:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Computer science
  • Applied mathematics and statistics
  • IT or cyber security
  • Data analytics
  • Project management
  • Finance / accounting

During your time with us, you’ll develop a strong understanding of our business and build great relationships with industry professionals and peers.

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Vacation scheme

We offer a limited number of paid vacation employment opportunities electrical engineering students. Working on projects relating to electrical power engineering, this is a fantastic way to apply what you are learning to real challenges out in the field.

To qualify for a position on our vacation scheme, you will need to be:

  • currently undertaking power engineering units
  • available for work from late November to early February
  • a holder of a current driver's licence
  • able to work anywhere in the Perth metropolitan area
  • eligible to work in Australia.

Preference will be given to students who are approaching their final year.

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Work integrated learning - University students

We offer unpaid work integrated learning opportunities throughout the year, depending on your availability, in the following disciplines:

  • electrical engineering
  • computer science
  • applied mathematics and statistics
  • IT and cyber security
  • data analytics
  • project management
  • management
  • finance

All work integrated learning placements are unpaid and must be a requirement of your qualification.

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Work experience

We offer a number of work experience placements during the year, dependant on scheduling and availability. The majority of our work experience offered is field based, predominantly for those completing a Certificate II in an electrical field where part of the requirement of the qualification is to complete field-based work experience.

These unpaid placements usually vary from one to two weeks, and is a unique chance to see first hand how we operate.

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Business trainees

A traineeship provides an entry level pathway into Western Power as part of a formal Traineeship Program while you complete a Certificate III or Certificate IV in Business. 

You’ll develop, gain knowledge and experience through both the formal qualification and exposure to the technical, operational and safety aspects of the business. 

These positions suit individuals who have recently completed year 11 or 12 and are ready to commence a career in administration. A Western Power traineeship is a maximum term twelve month contract.

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Would you like to be part of a passionate and innovative team in an exciting and changing industry? Explore your next opportunity with Western Power.

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