Network Coordinator

Mount Waverley, VIC, AU, 3149



About United Energy:


United Energy (UE) distributes electricity to approximately 660,000 customers across south east Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Our job is to make energy effortless, to keep our customers worlds ticking along every single day. Our customers and stakeholders have high expectations about the level of service we provide, the focus we have on distributing safe and reliable energy, the value we deliver for them and how we respond to their needs, individually and as a community. 


About the Role:


We have an exciting and rare opportunity for a Network Coordinator (Controller) to join the Network Control Centre team.


The Network Coordinator is responsible for the efficient and safe operational planning, control and coordination functions on United Energy (UE) Electricity networks in a 24 x 7 working environment. This role is located in our Head Office in Mount Waverley, and is a 24 x 7 Shift Work and Availability Roster position.


This critical role facilitates safe access to the network, taking in to account safety, operational factors, standards, system dynamics and resources.  In addition the role is responsible for the monitoring, recording and planning network access and events.


Key duties and responsibilities: 


•    Coordinate, manage and dispatch planned and unplanned switching activities including field crew response to facilitate safe access and incident response to electricity network, for transmission, sub-transmission, distribution and low voltage network.
•    Effectively use computer based systems to plan and monitor the network ensuring system reliability, quality and high level of customer service are achieved
•    Take ownership and monitor the electrical networks.  Monitor and action abnormal network scenarios, by recording issues, setting priorities and coordinating with resources to ensure follow up is undertaken and network is returned to normal.
•    Plan switching activities on the electricity networks to facilitate safe access to the networks, in consideration of customer requirements, business requirements, operational constraints and operational standards


This role requires a unique set of skills and experience, including: 


•    Certificate of Technology (Electrical), Certificate IV Electrical, Associate Diploma Electrical Engineering, equivalent Tertiary based qualifications or appropriate Network experience.
•    Solid experience working on a HV electrical network in a technical role, preferably in an operational capacity would be an advantage
•    Experience working in Faults Management, Field/ Zone Substation, and solid understanding of SCADA and Outage Management System would be an advantage
•    Excellent organisation skills and a logical and clear approach to decision making 
•    A firm, decisive manner and the ability to remain calm and disciplined during emergency events
•    Ability to think laterally in relation to operational matters, and to multi task whilst under pressure
•    The ability to adapt to and embrace new technology within both field and NCC environments


Your career with United Energy:


When you join our business, your work-life balance and career development are high priorities. We place emphasis on your development through diverse training programs, leadership courses and internal opportunities. 


Some of our benefits:


•    Exposure to industry leading practices within a strong and stable company
•    A great incentives package including an annual performance bonus, health and fitness subsidy, salary packaging options, FREE parking and much more…. 
•    A supportive team culture


If this sounds like the role you can excel in and you are looking to join a high performing, successful and well regarded team, please submit your application by C.O.B 25 October 2019. 


OUR VALUES: Live safely, Be Customer and Community Minded, Succeed Together, Be The Best You Can Be, Improve Our Business

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