Regional Works Program Manager

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Work type: permanent
Location: Grafton and Far North Coast NSW, Port Macquarie and Mid North Coast NSW

Essential Energy is part of a growing and evolving industry set to experience great change and opportunity in the years ahead.  At Essential Energy, we operate the electricity distribution network in regional NSW, supplying electricity to more than 800,000 homes and businesses.  We are a customer focused organisation, passionate about safety and delivering satisfactory outcomes to our shareholders.

With more than 3,000 employees located at over 100 depots and regional offices, Essential Energy is one of the largest employers in regional NSW, and prides itself on recruiting exceptional people, who are motivated and passionate about their chosen career.

About the role

A Regional Works Program Manager is required within our Regional Operations Branch as part of the Network Services Division.

The Regional Works Program Manager is responsible for a team that prepares detailed schedules and resource plans for Essential Energy’s North Coast Region of NSW. This role will be required to ensure that schedules and plans are produced in a timely and effective manner, aligning to the strategic objectives of the business.  

The Regional Works Program Manager will report to the Regional Services Manager, and will lead a team of Works Programmers and Works Coordinators to facilitate the preparation and delivery of efficient works schedules and resource plans within agreed timeframes. The successful applicant will  through the team, ensure all schedules and resource plans promote  Essential Energy’s commercial and financial principles, whilst maximising resource utilisation in a safe manner, in delivering the organisations Strategic Asset Management Plan.

The role will also oversee the Works Coordination task allocation / dispatch function, and will serve as an escalation point for exceptions or issues encountered on a daily basis. 

About your experience

To be successful in this role you will be required to demonstrate your ability in the coordination and management of a multi-disciplined team. You will also be required to demonstrate established professional skills and experience in leadership, negotiation and influencing, being able to develop strong relationships with multiple internal stakeholders. You will also need strong analytical capability, using provided data to influence your decision making and the establishment of a continuous improvement culture within your direct team and more broadly the Regional Operations branch.

A Bachelor of Project Management or demonstrated capability through past employment experience and/or relevant qualifications, drivers licence and Work Cover NSW Construction Induction Certificate is required. Electrical Engineering qualifications will be regarded highly.


As an Essential Energy team member, you’ll enjoy such benefits as;

  • Flexible working arrangements subject to business needs
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Access to a Corporate health plan
  • 9 day fortnight
  • Access to join the Fitness Passport Program
  • Paid parental leave for eligible team members
  • Further education and career development support


For more information on the role, please review the attached Position Description and contact Brad Thomas on 0432 424 321.

We will review applications as they are received, therefore our vacancy close dates may be subject to change.


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