System Operations Planner Operator

Ardeer, VIC, AU, 3000

About CitiPower & Powercor:


CitiPower and Powercor Australia are electricity distributors and supply power to more than one million Victorians. We own and manage the technology - poles, wires, meters and distributed technologies such as storage - that deliver electricity to homes and businesses within Melbourne’s CBD, its suburbs and across central and western Victoria.


About the Role:


Our Network Access team have an exciting opportunity seeking an experienced and motivated System Operations Planner Operator to join our metro team working in our Ardeer depot.


This role is busy, requires high attention to detail, allows you to work in a driven and supportive team and is a fabulous career opportunity.  The successful incumbent in this role will primarily be responsible for switching operations across the network and also to assess, prioritise and accept applications for planned access to the sub-transmission, distribution and LV network.  You will also be responsible to produce detailed switching instructions, providing safe access to the Network.  


This role will initially be rostered on a 9 day fortnight with possibility to move into a rolling 7 day shift roster with an availability component.


Key responsibilities will focus around:


  • Conducting switching operations in planned and unplanned situations across the Sub Transmission, Distribution and LV network
  • Producing clear and concise Sub Transmission, High Voltage and Low Voltage operational switching instructions to provide safe access to the network
  • Performing system analysis to determine outage requirements
  • Delivering project outcomes with minimum impact on system security & customers
  • Providing advice and direction to internal personnel, external operational authorities and major customers
  • Utilising customer information systems regarding customer outages

Required skills and experience:

  • Certificate of Technology (Electrical)/ Certificate IV Electrical/ Associate Diploma Electrical Engineering or equivalent tertiary based qualification or experience
  • VESI Switching Authority would be an advantage
  • Strong system skills, ideally with OMS, GIS, SAP and DMS
  • Experience working on a HV electrical network in a technical role
  • Previous experience in a Control and Operations environment would be an advantage


If you possess the required skills and experience and you are looking for a fantastic opportunity please submit your application by C.O.B Tuesday 20th August 2019.

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