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Principal Engineer Primary Plant

Company: Western Power
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link 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 Principal Engineer - Primary Plant at our Perth office, on a permanent basis.
About this role As the Principal Engineer - Primary Plant, you will be accountable for providing technical leadership and significant guidance, advice, and counsel over the whole-of-life performance management (including the day-to-day operations) of the entire Transmission asset base. With a remit to ensure the cost-effective integrity of the transmission assets, this position requires deep specialty knowledge of power transformers and / or other transmission primary assets, dealing with complex asset maintenance engineering challenges while providing technical mentoring and assistance across the asset management function. Other duties include:

  • Leads the Root Cause Analysis on all sporadic (large scale) asset failures using agreed methods, to define the root causes of the failure, and then provide the maintenance / engineering / process or people solutions to reduce future likelihood.
  • Provides technical and process leadership and guidance to all Operational Asset Performance Transmission asset custodians carrying out chronic (recurring) failure investigations.
  • Assists the Operational Asset Performance Transmission team in the evaluation of primary assets condition and remnant asset life, as and when required during crisis situations (call outs and repairs) and/or for asset replacement planning. -
  • Research and identify advanced condition monitoring techniques for cost effective management of transmission asset reliability.
  • Management of all non-compliance issues on behalf of management.
  • Provides mentoring of Operational Asset Performance Transmission team members for the creation of rigorous and concise Issue Briefing Papers to justify and commence asset management/replacement investment (i.e., CAPEX investment).
  • Works through 2-year CAPEX plans to provide detailed and cost-effective options; working across Operational Asset Performance Transmission, and key internal stakeholders such as Network Planning and Network Operations where required. About you We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:
    • Bachelor of Engineering Degree - essential
    • Registered member of Engineers Australia as Chartered professional engineer - essential
    • 15 + years comprehensive and broad engineering experience
    • Specialist asset class knowledge
    • Strong financial analysis skills, demonstrating business acumen. 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 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. Submit your application by clicking the 'apply' button. -

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