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Lead HV Engineer Specialist

  • LocationPotts Hill, NSW 2143
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 4 hours
    Published on 4 May 2022
  • Electrical Tester - High Voltage
  • High Voltage Maintenance Technician
  • Job no: GAPXB
  • Category: Customer Delivery
  • Provide expertise in the operations and management of high voltage assets across Sydney Water
  • Permanent full-time role based out of Potts Hill with travel across the Sydney Water network
  • Offering a competitive base salary of $134,240.49 plus superannuation!

At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities.

About us

We have a proud heritage and a progressive future, providing world class drinking water and beautiful waterways from the mountains to the sea. We see the world is changing so we are changing too. Our people and their jobs are as diverse as the communities we serve.

About the role

Reporting to the Electrical Services Leader you will set the requirements and lead teams to ensure HV assets are maintainable and operable, and working with stakeholders to ensure that safety, customer and environmental risks are effectively managed.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coach & mentor Senior High Voltage Specialists within the High Voltage team
  • Review & verify high voltage switching instructions
  • Undertake audits of HV installations, and compliance to work practises to ensure compliance to current standards.
  • Provide expert operations & maintenance input into HV asset planning, renewals and creation processes and asset management policies, strategies & plans.
  • Communicate / negotiate with internal and external stakeholders whilst representing and effectively managing the interests of Sydney Water.
  • Lead the development of operations and safety compliance plans for HV projects with HV Team co-ordination and interaction with Project Delivery teams to deliver SWC compliant and operational safety in design as per SWC Technical Specifications.
  • Management of our High Voltage Operating Protocols and Installation Safety Management Plan (ISMP) with Supply Authorities.


About you

This role will suit a team member who is a leader of people, you are engaging and level-headed at a time of problem solving and decision making.

With the ability to work from home, in the office or field as required safety remains your number one priority to effectively manage safety, customer and environmental risks.

To be considered for this position you will require:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ electrical experience including high voltage.
  • Electrical Engineering Degree or Electrical Trade Certificate-3 or Certificate-4
  • Electrical Licence (supervisors certificate NSW or equivalent).
  • Electrical Access Permit Issuer & Recipient certificates
  • HV Switching certificate and or extensive experience.
  • Expertise in developing high voltage switching instructions and managing high voltage assets.
  • Advanced communication skills (verbal and written) and personal qualities (innovative, motivation, self-confidence and tact) including ability to translate technical outcomes to operational needs.
  • High developed skills and experience in coaching and mentoring staff
  • Be innovative and have a developed skill set to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Budget conscious, able to meet targets and deadlines, in working flexibly.  


Please see the position description for the roles full accountabilities.

Application closing date: Sunday 22nd May 2022

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role. For more information, you can contact

Sydney Water welcomes you to apply if you feel you meet the selection criteria. The successful completion of a Criminal History Check and Medical Assessment form part of the application process.

Please advise if you require any adjustments to actively participate in the application and recruitment process.

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table. You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

As part of the application process, Sydney Water will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role. We will also use your personal information to establish a LiveHire talent profile in our Talent Community. We look at our Talent Community first when new opportunities come up when you apply for a role. Your personal information will be collected in accordance with LiveHire’s TermsPrivacy Policy and Sydney Water’s Privacy Collection Statement – Job Application

  • Closes in 4 hours - 22 May 2022
  • Published on 04 May 2022, 1:51 AM