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Operational Improvement Business Partner

Business Services Managers
Contract Part Time
602 days ago
Location: Perth Head Office, WA, AU

Do you want to deliver work that truly matters to our community?


There’s never been a better time to join the energy industry! At Western Power we’re working towards our vision for a clean energy future and we’re looking for diverse, passionate people to join our team of world leading experts.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Operational Improvement Business Partner in our head office, on a 2 year Max Term basis.

About this role


As the Operational Improvement Business Partner, you will be required to:

  • Be accountable for the development, designing, management and improvement of end-to-end business operational process optimisation to achieve operational efficiency and improvements
  • Identify areas of safety exposure and recommend and highlight strategies to minimise exposure
  • Work with functions to provide business process modelling expertise and continuous improvement capabilities for existing processes
  • Translate business demand requirements into optimal processes through the use of multiple process / business improvement models to fit the required purpose
  • Consistently achieve benefits realisation in line with project objectives across the business
  • Be responsible for providing guidance to the business on Western Power on identifying potential efficiency opportunities and how these can be best delivered
  • Develop and maintaining effective “value” relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Use multiple process / business improvement models to fit the purpose and outcomes required
  • Align projects and initiatives with organisation wide change program

About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:

  • Tertiary qualification in Commerce, Business, Engineering or project management related discipline
  • Strong project management experience and process improvement skills and techniques
  • Proven Success in supporting organisational and culture change in complex environments
  • Strong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management through clear, informed and logical reasoning to bring about change in behaviours
  • Demonstrates ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines
  • Innovative and creative problem solving as well as the ability to drive performance targets to completion skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.)
  • Valid WA Driver’s License Class ‘C’ or ‘C-A’
  • Have relevant Utility/ industry experience, skills and knowledge
  • Sound and demonstrated experience in the application of the Lean Six Sigma methodology and demonstrated outcomes
  • Understanding of the regulatory framework in which a Utility operates and the direct link between business decisions and regulatory outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience across multiple industries with a commercial approach to deliver program solutions that support business strategies
  • Post graduate qualification / MBA / Project Management etc. (desirable)


Joining Western Power


Our people play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, and supportive workplace, living our values and delivering exceptional service to the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young & mature age workers, the LGBTQI+ community.


We are an employer of choice, offering our employees a range of benefits that include:

  • Competitive salary plus 11% superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements that support part time work, flexible working hours and working from home arrangements
  • Professional Development opportunities including training initiatives and study assistance
  • An award-winning employee recognition and benefits programme
  • Access to five Employee Network Groups – First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, and People with Disability – which celebrate and communicate the diversity of our workforce and connect diversity and inclusion to our broader business activities
  • The opportunity to purchase up to four weeks of additional leave per year
  • Access to salary packaging, social club activities, and discounted health insurance and gym membership



Important information


We are committed to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2027 and ensuring that people with disability have equal opportunities to gain and maintain employment with Western Power. It is strongly encouraged that people with a disability who meet the inherent requirements of the position description apply for this role.


We are also proud to have launched our Innovate RAP in Mar 2022 (Reconciliation Action Plan). Our Innovate RAP outlines our commitment to the Reconciliation journey in WA.


Our recruitment process requires that all candidates who progress to the pre-employment stage must hold a police clearance issued within the last six months.


Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.


To find out more about us please visit


Applications close on 9th December 2022.

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Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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