Title:  Network Controller in Training (T)


Victoria, Australia

Employment Type:  Permanent Full Time


  • Play a critical role in keeping the lights on for Victoria.
  • Control our network and support the energy transition with genuinely good people.
  • Make a real difference and help shape our customers’ Energy Future. 


When you choose AusNet, you’ll join genuine people working together making Real. Progress


At AusNet, we’re the link between renewable energy sources and local communities, playing a key role in the clean energy transition and providing essential energy to every Victorian family.

Help us lead the way, while enriching your career with real people who encourage you to bring your best and make real impact – for your career, our communities, and Australia’s cleaner energy future.


Purposeful work with genuinely good people. That’s refreshing.


It’s time to take charge and become part of a team that’s key purpose is to keep the lights on for the whole state of Victoria, whilst controlling the energy transition.


As the Network Controller in Training (Transmission) in our Transmission, Control and Operations Team, you will play a critical role in delivering safe and secure access to the Ausnet Transmission network, whilst monitoring and responding to power system security risks and the resolution of network events.


This role is based in Melbourne, Victoria and is part of the Transmission Control & Operations Team.


This role will deliver real outcomes, including but not limited to:

  • Initially working under the supervision of the Senior Network Controller
    • Proactively monitor and identify network and asset risks, anomalies, and opportunities to promote better safety, reliability, and security outcomes.
    • Assists in managing unplanned incidents and larger scale emergency events in a calm, purposeful and methodical manner according to procedures, training, experience, and knowledge.
    • Manage events through the analysis of protection targets, alarms, SCADA data, network configuration, contingency plans, load flow analysis, and understanding of remedial action schemes.
  • Support Transmission Control & Operations team during periods of heightened network activity.
  • Be proactive in supporting Transmission Control & Operations day to day activities, process planned work, refresh knowledge, plan for contingencies, maintain operational procedures, maintain data in technology systems and share knowledge.
  • Review access applications and assess, write, review, switch planned switching operations to ensure positive outcomes in terms of network safety and security.
  • Provide safe and secure access to the network for planned works (e.g., for maintenance or installation of assets) including understanding customer impact and notification, maximising incentive schemes, ensuring reliability and system security maintained.​
  • Analyse project plans and remedial actions schemes are suitable for operability and maintainability.

You don’t need to check every box; however, we are looking for a good combination of:

  • Strategic level of knowledge of the Code of Practice on Electrical Safety in the VESI (The Blue Book).
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Electricity Rules and electricity transmission operational procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM), electricity transmission network and assets elements.
  • Awareness of real-time monitoring, control and dispatch activities.
  • Knowledge of network protection elements, systems, and remedial action schemes. 
  • Construction, maintenance, and testing activities knowledge associated with network plant.
  • Displayed digital dexterity to adopt new technologies to improve the network, customer experiences and the way we work.
  • Training or qualification in electrical theory. A Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma or tertiary qualification.


A real place to belong 

We celebrate unique voices, refreshing perspectives and diversity in our team. Engage and connect through our social club, family day, wide range of events or by joining one of our Employee Network Groups.  

We believe in more than just competitive pay. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Leave: more than typical personal leave and a generous 14 weeks of paid parental leave, with no minimum service.
  • Community giving: a paid day to volunteer with our social impact partner, Foodbank, or for a cause that matters to you.
  • Perks: we offer all the other perks you’ve come to expect like purchased leave, income protection insurance, novated leasing, corporate discounts, private health cover discounts and more.


As an industry in transformation, we’re excited by the possibilities ahead.


So, if you’re passionate about our purpose and committed to making real progress, bring your energy and join AusNet. Together, we can shape a new way forward.