First listed on: 19 June 2017


Western Power builds, maintains and operates the electricity network in the south west corner of Western Australia, delivering an essential service to power a modern lifestyle, safely, reliably and affordably. We’re focused on serving our customers, and are committed to providing a safe working environment for our people. It is an exciting time in the electricity industry: a time of great change, innovation and opportunity which we embrace and welcome. That’s why we need talented people with passion and ambition to join us. Explore your next opportunity at Western Power.

A fantastic opportunity exists for an experienced and motivated individual to join the Employee Relations Team (12 month maximum term contract0 within the Human Resources function as an Employee Relations Consultant.

You will play a lead role in advising, coaching and supporting line managers to proactively address the full range of employee relations issues. The role also requires you to take a key position in the negotiation of the new Enterprise Agreement and support the business through this change.

Your extensive experience with project work such as the development and implementation of relevant standards will be called upon along with your exposure to procedures in line with broader HR and business strategies.

You will ensure compliance with employment legislation and develop and execute employee relations strategies and solutions which are fit for purpose while having regard for internal standards and company values.  Key to this role is the support of Human Resources colleagues, management and employees in promoting and maintaining compliance, maximising employee performance and promoting industrial harmony and positive relations between the business, employees and key stakeholders.

You as the successful applicant will have demonstrated strong negotiation skills, strong conflict resolution skills and a proven ability to remain calm under pressure.  You will also have an ability to build constructive relationships, good understanding of business needs, and an ability to prioritise work and work independently. Your experience in coaching and advising on complex and sensitive employee relations matters to enable effective resolution whilst minimising industrial risk, impact on business and cost is imperative.

Additionally, you must have a minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in a similar role and a tertiary qualification in HRM or IR or a related discipline is essential.

Western Power supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and equal employment opportunities. We encourage Indigenous people and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

At Western Power, our people are our strength. We offer a collaborative, flexible and safe work environment within a large organisation and are committed to equal opportunity employment. You will receive opportunities for development and training, use your skills and develop new ones to meet the challenges of an organisation delivering an essential service to the people of Western Australia.  

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