First listed on: 17 June 2024

Engineering Officer

  • Join Ausgrid as we embark on our exciting transformation journey!
  • $102k base + 15.5% Super + a fortnightly Rostered Day Off (RDO) 
  • Homebush location with hybrid work model

Ausgrid is on an exciting transformation journey and now is the time to be a part of something big. We are proud to service Australia’s east coast, as a leading business in energy distribution, delivering a safe and reliable electricity supply to more than 1.8 million homes – that’s over four million Australians relying on us every day. 

Our vision is simple; for our communities to have the power for a resilient, affordable net zero future.   

We take pride in knowing that the work we collectively achieve today, will transform the world tomorrow. We value a culture of working and living safely, being customer focussed, commercially minded, collaborative, honest, accountable, and respectful. Our values are not just initiatives driven by leaders; they define the way we work.

Your new role
As part of the Transmission Mains and Services Business unit, you will be joining the Asset Protection Team. Our core function is to protect Ausgrid’s Underground Transmission Assets when a third-party external to Ausgrid, is required to perform excavation works near Ausgrid’s Underground Transmission assets. 

Our team is comprised of field- based Shift Asset Protection Officers and office-based Asset Protection Engineering Officers who all report to a Portfolio Manager.

Join us as the Asset Protection Engineering Officer on a permanent full-time basis working on  a 9-day fortnight work schedule. 

Reporting to the Portfolio Manager Asset Protection, the Asset Protection Engineering Officer will have an essential role in the provision of standby “spotter” services related to Ausgrid’s Underground Transmission assets and underground feeder route patrol. 

Your key responsibilities will be: 

  • Scheduling of Ausgrid field staff to provide standby services for external customer excavations. 
  • Administration of standby services for third parties working in the vicinity of the organisation’s network assets – including handling of enquiries and billing.
  • Regular contact with external customers undertaking excavation works in the vicinity of Ausgrid underground transmission cables. 
  • Liaison with office-based staff and administration.
  • Delivery of outstanding customer service in the provision of services to third parties, while protecting the integrity of Ausgrid’s network assets.
  • Administration of the organisation’s easement encroachment management process.
  • Investigation and resolution of encroachments with input of technical, property and legal sections.
  • Handle easement related enquiries, development applications and liaison with councils and consent authorities.
  • Perform provision of Transmission Cable standby service, route patrols and other site visits to customer sites as required.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be directed by your Manager, in line with the Work Level Standards for this role. 

Spark our interest!
Our hiring decisions are not only based on your experience and skills, but your passion, attitude, and alignment to our core values. 

We are looking for someone who has a proven capability to work effectively in a team environment with strong communication skills and the ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders. Safety will be your core value and you will be passionate about delivering a safe & reliable network for our customers.

Energise us through your skills and qualifications in: 

  • Customer focused with strong interpersonal skills, possess proven oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively deal with a variety of people, including contractors, members of the public and officers of other Authorities.
  • Demonstrated capability to undertake multiple tasks and / or projects and prioritise activities.
  • Proficient computer skills with experience in a variety of software packages, tools, hardware or general applications.
  • Possession of Class C Drivers Licence. 
  • Understanding of the Before You Dig Australia process and Ausgrid’s Network Standard 156.
  • Ability to interpret construction plans / drawings and knowledge of property legislation & regulation. 
  • Knowledge of typical construction practices and the risks associated with operation of typical underground plant (jack hammers, excavators, boring machines etc.) 
  • Demonstrated understanding of or experience in a relevant trade and / or engineering related activities within the electricity distribution or relevant industry.
  • Demonstrated awareness of relevant statutes, regulations, and procedures such as safe working practices, network standards and codes of practice. 

Grow with Ausgrid
To continue building on our rich heritage, we actively invest in our people’s development through secondments, onsite training, mentoring circles, e-learning, Australian Graduate School of Management programs (UNSW) and study assistance.

It is through our investment in our people that the average tenure across the business is 14 years and our current turnover is sitting at a market competitive rate of just 3.9%. 

Ausgrid Perks
Revel in more than just a competitive salary! Our employees enjoy a dynamic range of market leading support and safety services, wellbeing programs, corporate discounts, and flexibility arrangements in many forms. 

Our people are paramount to the continued success of Ausgrid, therefore celebrating great work is important to us! It’s not just the big wins that count, we have provided our employees the opportunity to applaud peer successes daily through our Amped Recognition Program. But let’s not forget the major milestones! For those ready to exceed expectations, anticipate a nomination for a CEO award at our formal end of year Award gala.

Belonging at Ausgrid 
At Ausgrid, we are powered by diversity. Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we! We are committed to creating a diverse, respectful, and inclusive workforce, and encourage applications from various backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, individuals with disability, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

If you require support with your application/reasonable adjustments for the interview process, please reach out to our dedicated Talent team

Join us in shaping a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone can thrive.

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