Senior Safety Advisor (Regional)

Powerlink Queensland

Location: Virginia

Job Type: Full time


Powerlink is a leading Australian provider of electricity transmission services, delivering safe, cost effective and reliable solutions. Our purpose is to connect Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, providing electricity to five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses.

Provide expert safety advice across the organisation that’s delivering world-class energy to more than 5 million Queenslanders!

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, motivated Safety professional based in Brisbane (Virginia) to join our HSE team as we expand to meet future growth in our industry!

  • Join an organisation supporting the energy system transformation in Queensland.
  • Diverse role where no day is the same - advise corporate and operational leaders on a broad range of matters in a dynamic operating environment.
  • Be supported with flexible work arrangements and a friendly and collaborative team environment.

About the role

Powerlink Queensland is experiencing a period of significant growth, innovation and change. The Senior Safety Advisor (Regional) position represents a great opportunity to truly influence and guide Powerlink as it strives to deliver a world class energy future for all Queenslanders. Powerlink is a vital contributor to Queensland and Australia meeting its renewable energy targets, and setting the standard across the globe for what successful renewable transition looks like.

You will provide high quality, innovative and customer-focused safety support across a wide range of projects and operational activities. This role will promote excellent safety outcomes in the South Queensland region. You will be based in Brisbane (Virginia) with regular travel to multiple project sites and in-field work.

This role will give you the opportunity to expand on your experience and success to influence and lead change initiatives. It could be your next step in your leadership development as you will have up to 7 direct reports. You will be supported by a dedicated team of leaders and HSE professionals at an exciting time of opportunity and growth within Powerlink.

What you will do:

  • Lead a small team to coordinate safety functions across a significant project portfolio as well as network operations and maintenance activities.
  • Influence, mentor and train Safety Advisors and key stakeholders on elements of safety management relevant to their area of work.
  • Provide and coordinate a range of specialist Safety support functions to large-scale construction projects, operations and maintenance activities;
  • Provide and coordinate direct support to the facilitation and monitoring of risk management and associated application of systems and controls.
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders and communicate changes to systems and processes to the business to ensure compliance with internal and external requirements.

About you

You are an experienced Safety Professional, looking for your next opportunity to step into a leadership role and drive a positive safety culture across Powerlink. You are passionate and proactive and thrive in a dynamic environment, managing multiple and changing priorities, whilst working collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders.

In addition to this, you will also have:

  • Degree level qualifications in WHS or another related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience in managing and delivering safety monitoring and compliance activities for large-scale construction projects and maintenance activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with complex safety issues and regulatory requirements on large-scale construction activities and maintenance of linear infrastructure.
  • Excellent oral and written communication with the ability to effectively communicate to all levels of management.

Why Powerlink?

Besides offering you an attractive remuneration package and additional benefits, we pride ourselves on providing you with a stable, social and supportive work environment. We provide our employees with an engaging and rewarding career path that encourages innovation, professional development and career progression. We know that our people are our greatest asset, and their health and wellbeing is vital to our business success.

At Powerlink you can expect:

  • to feel a part of our employee community.
  • a friendly and supportive work environment.
  • a diverse and challenging job with a sense of accomplishment.
  • training and development opportunities for career growth.

What next?

To apply please click on the Apply button to be taken to our careers page and submit a covering letter and resume.

Please monitor your email for further communication regarding the progress of your application.

Applications close on Sunday 2 April at 11.59pm. We will be assessing applications as they are received.

Please contact our Recruitment Team at if you have any questions about the opportunity.

About Powerlink

Powerlink is a leading Australian provider of electricity transmission services, delivering safe, cost effective and reliable solutions. Our purpose is to

connect Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, providing electricity to five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses.

Our people strategy focuses on balanced leadership, values diverse backgrounds and fosters a culture of inclusion.

At Powerlink, we are an equal opportunity employer and proud to be a Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

The purpose of the Senior Safety Advisor (Regional) is to promote excellent safety outcomes through applying technical knowledge to provide expert advice, support and assistance to team members, stakeholders and Delivery Partners, and through leading the ongoing improvement of the HSE Management System.

At Powerlink we offer:

  • Family friendly and flexible working arrangements
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave - at full or half pay
  • Substitution of Public Holidays
  • Bright, open office layout
  • Free undercover parking and charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Access to a corporate health plan with employee discounts
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Onsite gym facilities
  • Access to an employee assistance program
  • Various other forms of leave that support you to support your community

Our attractive employment terms and conditions are enhanced by a broad range of benefits including, salary packaging novated lease vehicles, and access to an onsite credit union and cafeteria.

You’ve got this!