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Electrical Power Transmission/Distribution Jobs - Victoria

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Hi There,


I am 32 years old and work in the power transmission industry here in the UK. I currently work for National Grid as a Substation Engineer, but was recently granted Australian Visa and am looking to relocate.

Can some please advise me of companies in Melbourne that hire people in my skill? Or is there someone who has work in the Utility sector here in the UK and has moved there, and managed to secure a job.


Many thanks in advance

Edited by Ozmaniac
Changed title to include state

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Hi Remy,


I was wondering if you had any luck in your search? I am also a substation engineer within the distribution industry and I am at the beginging of looking to move/get a visa etc

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Australia doesn't have a single company as a National Grid Equivalent. There are 5 companies responsible for the power poles (and hence presumably the substations) in Victoria alone. If it helps they are:


Powercor Australia http://www.powercor.com.au Western Suburbs of Melbourne and Western Victoria

Ausnet Services http://www.ausnetservices.com.au Outer northern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne and Eastern Victoria

United Energy Distribution http://www.ue.com.au Southern Suburbs of Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula

Citipower http://www.citipower.com.au City and Inner Suburbs of Melbourne

Jemena http://www.jemena.com.au Northern and North Western Suburbs of Melbourne


These are neither the companies that consumers buy their electricity from nor the companies that generate the electricity and each has a monopoly in it's own area of Victoria so in all important respects (apart from the fact that there isn't just one company) these are the equivalent of the National Grid. I suggest you find the careers sections of their websites and see if they're recruiting. If you're interested in a different part of Australia just google for Electricity Distributors in your chosen state.

Chartered Accountant (England & Wales); Registered Tax Agent & Fellow of The Tax Institute (Australia)

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Thanks for the reply Ken. Yes, I am aware of the distribution/transmission set up in Oz. I regularly look in the careers section as you suggested. I was just looking for a case of an individual that had gone through the process that I hope to go through. Maye give me an insight. I'm sure there are a load of such posts on here but I'm new and just starting to look round the place proper!


You must've gone through a similar process as an accountant I guess?

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Hi Cando, apologies for late reply...3 years later lol

Well i have just relocated to Australia. couple of months ago and am in Sydney! Have you had much luck finding work within our industry. I am still looking

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