Assistant System Controller

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000


About us: 

We’re a team that cares about you and your community. CitiPower and Powercor Australia is an essential service, supplying reliable, safe and affordable electricity vital for our customers and a clean energy future.


In designing and delivering these services, our people are united by a real sense of purpose to empower customer choices in ways that are important for our communities and the environment. Using advanced analytics, knowledge built through years of practical expertise, partnerships with leading researchers, and the courage to experiment, our people are proud to be disruptive influencers amongst the electricity industry.


About the Role:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant System Controller to join the Network Control and Operations team based at our Head Office in Melbourne CBD in a permanent capacity. 


This position is responsible for the network control and dispatch activities on the Powercor and/or CitiPower HV distribution and low voltage system, both for planned and unplanned situations. 


The network control responsibilities will be initially limited to the HV spur fuses and below (including SWER and Low Voltage) and includes the coordination of Auto Reclose and Access on Request activities.


The role will be required to work 12hr shifts on weekdays only.


In this role you will deliver: 

  • Coordinate HV and LV switching activities (both planned and unplanned), limited to HV spur fuses and below.
  • Coordinate Auto Reclose and Access on Request activities in conjunction with the System Controller.
  • Plan field electrical operations, including the preparation of switching instructions where appropriate.
  • Monitor the network, to ensure that system reliability, quality and utilisation requirements are achieved.
  • Assess and prioritise emergency situations on the Network, decide on the operational resources and skills required and dispatch these resources to the emergency.
  • Maintain information systems and undertake reporting requirements in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of operating practices and procedures and assist in the revision and development of new procedures where appropriate.
  • Continually review current Control Room processes, procedures, systems and tools, developing improvement solutions and implementing these where appropriate.


To succeed in this role you will have: 

  • Associate Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering or equivalent Tertiary based qualifications e.g.: Diploma in Power Systems is preferred.
  • Experience in Field and/or Zone Substation Operating is preferred.
  • Experience in Faults Management processes is preferred.
  • Exposure to Planned Access job planning.
  • High level computer aptitude required.
  • Working knowledge distribution HV & LV system elements, operating practices and procedures. 
  • Working knowledge of protection systems.
  • Working knowledge of sub-transmission systems.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Electrical Safety Instructions (the Green Book), operational procedures, supplementary procedures and general electrical industry procedures and practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms with both internal and external customers.
  • A commitment to safe working practices and procedures.


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 to check out our benefits.


Our greatest priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and the communities we operate within. This includes their physical safety – ensuring everyone gets home safely everyday – as well as their psychological safety, by ensuring everyone has the resources and support needed to achieve a work-life balance and be the best they can be.    


What’s next? 

If you possess the required skills and experience and you are looking for a fantastic career opportunity, please submit your application by 21 June 2024. 


For the full Position Description, reach out to Tom from the Talent Team via




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


If you require adjustments as part of the recruitment process to accommodate your needs, please don’t hesitate to discuss these with us.


Beon, CitiPower Powercor and United Energy recognise Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and acknowledge their ancient and continuing connection to Country.

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We work hard to ensure our organisation is inclusive and diverse. This means everyone can feel valued, trusted, authentic and safe at work.

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