Principal Electrical Engineer

2011/12/29 11:19:50 AM


Principal Electrical Engineer (Poles & Towers)X1

Principal Electrical Engineer (Conductors)X1

Principal Electrical Engineer (Protection)X1

Principal Electrical Engineer (Asset Management Systems)X1


Australia, Perth


Permanent (URGENT)

Type of Business:

Large Government Trading Enterprise


Salary package: Negotiable up to $175000 per annum depending on experience & qualifications

Benefits: Flexible salary package, Paid parental leave, Flexible working conditions, Generous annual leave, Staff social club, Assistance with further formal study, Relocation & Settlement Assistance for International candidates, Visa Sponsorship.


-          BEng Degree (Electrical) – essential, and must be eligible for Professional Engineer membership (MIEAust) with Engineers Australia

-          Eligible for Certified Practitioner in Asset Management (CPAM) with the Asset Management Council.

-          15+ years comprehensive and broad experience in the electricity transmission and/or distribution utility industry.

-          Specialist asset class knowledge (must be a recognised subject matter expert in one of the asset classes defined above)

-          Ability to lead and mentor.

-          Project management and business management skills preferred


-          Provide professional & technical leadership, continuous improvement and innovation for

best practice asset management

-          Schedule, lead and drive the work of a technical team in the section

-          Undertake professional development and mentoring of a technical team in the section

-          Lead and drive continuous improvement and innovation in the management of the assets

-          Demonstrated collaboration with internal and external stakeholders; cross organisational

barriers in the role of sponsor to achieve asset and works program performance objectives.

-          Assess and manage the asset risk, obligations and incentives within a regulatory


-          Schedule, prepare and justify asset strategies and contribute to the development of asset

management plans

-          Schedule, prepare and justify prudent and efficient work plans and business cases for

capital expenditure and operations and maintenance expenditure

-          Engage in key decision making processes regarding problem solving and optimal technical

solutions for the nominated asset(s)

Principal Accountabilities:

-          Ensures compliance with safety and other regulatory requirements

-          Significantly contributes to meeting corporate reliability and network performance targets

-          Improve efficiencies in the delivery of projects

-          Reduction of corporate business risk associated with asset classes

-          Contributes to business revenue targets through prudent and efficient justification of asset

related expenditures

-          Influence industry direction and standards impacting the performance of the network and

nominated asset(s)

-          Act as a key mentor to other employees and to share best practice standards

Specific Challenges Facing the New Appointee:

-          Optimal decision making and problem solving with limited or inadequate data on assets and network performance

-          Influencing other areas of the business to deliver work plans to required cost, quality and time.

-          Development of technically inexperienced staff

-          Optimising performance of the assets in a context of constrained funding.

-          Achieving confidence of regulatory stakeholders with respect to management of assets

-          Demonstrate a commitment to good customer service by engaging stakeholders and managing customer expectations

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