High Voltage Transmission Electrician

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  6300

About Us


Fortescue is both a proud West Australian company and a global green solutions business. We are recognised for our culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure, mining assets and green energy initiatives.

Our Opportunity


Work Location:  Solomon - Fortescue’s Solomon mine is located on the traditional lands of the Eastern Guruma and Yindjibarndi peoples.

Roster: 8/6 Day Only – FIFO ex Perth

At Fortescue, we are in the process of transforming our energy assets to achieve our climate change targets of zero emissions by 2030. The Energy Operations assets are expanding which provides many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you thought was possible with construction of a large-scale battery energy storage system completed and a solar farm facility being constructed in the area.


You will be a key member of the Energy Operations HV Transmission team in providing power to Iron Bridge mine via a 220kV transmission line which will also extend to port operations at Port Hedland in future.     

Key Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operational performance and maintenance of the transmission, distribution and generation assets.
  • Consistently maintain high standards in all facets of network operations and maintenance.
  • Work with the Transmission Supervisors to ensure all maintenance activities are executed in accordance with maintenance strategies.
  • Commitment to high quality safety and continuous improvement practices.
  • Use of SAP to ensure that maintenance tasks are recorded, assigned correctly and completed to the relevant standard / specification.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Relevant Australian recognised Trade Certification - Electrical Workers License
  • High Voltage Switching certificate and relevant network switching experience
  • Experience with all aspects of HV power distribution and transmission systems. Experience in large scale transmission networks and operation of Siemens GIS switchgear would be an advantage.  
  • Experience with relay and transformer testing.
  • Experience in computer-based maintenance systems - SAP
  • Flexibility in operation and ability to work in a team and as a motivated contributor

Our Commitment


Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.




Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub. 


Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.