Maintenance Controller

Ballarat, VIC, AU, 3000

About us: 

CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy own and operate the electricity distribution networks servicing 1.9 million customers located across 65% of Victoria.


These customers include large number of households, as well as commercial and industrial businesses, world class arts, health and sporting precincts, popular tourism regions and the biggest infrastructure projects in Victoria.


We provide reliable, safe and affordable electricity and our businesses are independently rated as the best in the country for their efficiency.  


Sustaining this is all the more critical and challenging as greater electrification of homes, fleets and industries becomes a core strategy for reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change.    


About the Role:


This position is responsible for the measurement, monitoring, driving high performance and efficient delivery of the Maintenance program.


The primary responsibility of a maintenance controller is a control functions and are based around cost control, performance tracking scheduling, contract management, quality control, data integrity and issues tracking. 


This position can be located at any major Powercor depot.


What you’ll deliver: 


  • Working with the Manager Maintenance Services & Quality Assurance,, develop forecast expenditure baseline and undertake monthly review and updates.
  • Support in the development of comprehensive status reports to enable effective tracking and monitoring of the maintenance program.
  • Analyse and review performance data, identify trends, risks, and opportunities to the program. 
  • Maintain project data integrity in SAP, ensuring that Network activity dates, hours and forecasts are aligned with the project schedule
  • Recommend and constructively influence actions required to ensure achievement of physical and financial targets.
  • Preparation of tender and contract documentation for execution.
  •  Monitoring performance of contractors to contract terms and conditions.
  •  Facilitate monthly review meetings with key stakeholders to report and review time, cost, risks, opportunities and any escalations.
  •  Establish and maintain a good working relationship with all key stakeholders.
  • Actively engaging and following up with program managers, maintenance services officers, asset inspection officer and other stakeholders to maintain complete data integrity and influence project development and advancement.
  • Provide schedule progress information on a regular basis for decision-making, reporting and communications.
  • Assist with HSE audits of contractors and monitor conformance to Health and Safety plans.


To succeed in this role you’ll have:


  •  Tertiary education in Engineering, Accounting, Finance or Project Management advantageous.
  • Proven ability to apply project management and control principles on major project.
  • Experience in Tableau reporting. 
  • Experience using Excel and Word at a high skill level is critical.
  • Skills in program scheduling, cost control and issues tracking.
  • Compilation of management reports, including resource & project forecasting.
  • Experience in SAP/BI, advanced Excel, and other reporting tools as required. 
  • Ability to work with and perform analysis on significant volume of data from varying sources. 
  • Understanding of Portfolio management concepts and ability to apply them.
  • Business and operational data analysis, insight communication & reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders to plan and implement resource strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues at different levels. 
  • Ability to gain clear agreement and commitment from others by influencing, convincing, and building partnerships in order to reach solutions.
  • An understanding of the Energy industry.


Your career with us:


We have a diversity of teams across our business, all contributing to great customer and community outcomes. Our people are our most important asset, and we continually invest in nurturing their capability.


We proudly strive to provide a safe, inclusive and sustainable environment where all our people feel respected, valued and supported to bring their whole selves to work and be the best they can be. 


With an embedded Inclusion & Diversity Strategy and initiatives like our Women in Power networking group, and Sparkle, our LGBTIQ+ allies pride network, we’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees.  


We are proud to be recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for all women. Click here for more information on how we create and support a diverse and equitable workplace.  


If you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily check every box, or would like to discuss a different or flexible way of working, please still get in touch with us at 


Please submit your application via our careers website by 20 June 2024.

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We encourage applications from all communities; people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. 


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