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Experienced Transformer/HV Equipment Engineer - Primary Assets

About ElectraNet

ElectraNet builds, owns, operates and maintains the high voltage electricity transmission network which delivers the energy South Australians rely on to power our homes, businesses and communities. Our employees describe our culture as one that is supportive, inclusive, and community-oriented, where we genuinely want each other to succeed.

Employee Benefits

ElectraNet is committed to empowering our people and recognising their contribution with a competitive remuneration package starting at $135,000 + superannuation for experienced engineers and $155,000 + superannuation for senior engineers, based on experience. In addition, we are proud to offer:

  • Performance bonus eligibility of up to 15%
  • Relocation and visa assistance for interstate and international candidates (TSS subclass 482)
  • Flexible and remote working arrangements including regular work from home
  • 15 days personal/carers leave per year
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave for the primary carer or 4 weeks as the secondary carer
  • Additional paid volunteering and office closure leave
  • Flexibility to utilise public holiday leave entitlements for other cultural celebrations

Visit our careers page to read more about our employee benefits. 

The Opportunity

South Australia is at the forefront of the global transition to clean energy by leading the integration of renewables across the industry to support Australia’s pursuit of 100% net renewables by 2030.

We currently have a position available for an
Experienced or Senior Transformer Engineer to join our business as an Asset Engineer. Our team of asset engineers and specialists contribute to maintaining a safe and reliable network by providing technical expertise to procurement and ongoing lifecycle management of substation primary equipment. The successful applicant will have a detailed understanding of technical requirements of selection, installation and operation of new plant and specifically power transformers to support their role and will be responsible for acceptance of new plant, monitoring operational performance, interpreting conditional information and diagnosing failure events.


These activities will require:

  • A strong understanding of Asset Lifecycle management principles
  • Knowledge of Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Hazard and Operability assessment (HAZOP), Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), and Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Well-developed analytical, investigation and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of legislated industry requirements (National Electricity Rules, ESCOSA, OTR, AEMO Guidelines) as well as relevant Australian and IEC standards as applicable to substation requirements including HV plant
  • A strong understanding of power transformer design, manufacturing and relevant standards.

About You

To be successful in these roles, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering or a relevant trades qualification, essential
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience (experienced) or 7+ years’ experience (senior), in the design, installation / commissioning, operations or maintenance of Substation Primary Assets
  • Experience in reliability engineering (statistical analysis)
  • Member of or eligibility to obtain chartered status with Engineers Australia, desirable
  • Experience in a High Voltage substation environment
  • White Card training, desirable

How To Apply

Please apply online via our careers page before Monday 4 March 2024. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews and appointments may occur prior to the closing date. Applicants can also register for job alerts via our careers page.

Position Descriptions can be obtained here (links work on our company website):

Experienced Asset Engineer
Senior Asset Engineer


Adelaide, AU

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