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Construction Managers - Transmission Lines

Powerlink Queensland

Location: Virginia

Job Type: Full time


Powerlink Queensland is a Government Owned Corporation that owns, develops, operates and maintains the electricity transmission network in Queensland. Our people play a key role in the future of energy and the transition of the energy industry. We’re looking for talented people to help us take on this challenge and build the energy grid of the future.

Do you have experience in the planning and management of construction for high voltage transmission line works?
Do you want to build a career in project delivery with a leader in the transmission industry involved in flagship renewable energy projects?
We have permanent, fulltime opportunites for experienced construction managers to futher your career in planning and management of EHV network construction projects.

About the role

You will be working hand in hand with our project team and tier-1 construction partners planning and managing the construction activities for our large-scale EHV infrastructure projects.

The role is based out of our Virginia office, but as part of supporting the on-site construction activities for these regional Queensland projects you might have to travel to and from site regularly during the construction execution phase.

About you

You have gained your professional experience in overseeing the site delivery of multiple high voltage transmission line projects, with responsibility for:

  • On-site construction activities including clearing and access, foundations, tower erection and stringing.
  • Contractor management
  • Quality management
  • HSE experience
  • Landholder & Stakeholder experience and
  • Material co-ordination

You are an expert in the planning and management of high quality, customer focused, construction delivery across critical HV transmission line infrastructure construction projects.

We are very open to applicants from regional Queensland areas and will provide relocation assistance to applicants from other states.

About you

  • Ideally you will have tertiary qualifications in a relevant field of Civil Engineering, Construction or Project Management or lesser qualifications supported by significant construction site management experience in a relevant industry, ideally HV transmission or similar.
  • Be prepared to work from site for short periods to support the on-site project and construction delivery.
  • Demonstrated time management, planning and organisational skills, prioritising and negotiation a challenging construction schedule.
  • Tenacity and initiative to work through complex construction activities and issues focussed on optimised and efficient delivery.
  • Strong customer service and stakeholder management skills, achieving success through your broad collaboration, consultation, negotiation and influencing skills.

What next?

If you recognise yourself in this opportunity and believe that you can successfully deliver important customer projects please apply and upload your application, consisting of an updated resume and covering letter by Midnight Friday 31 March 2023. Please monitor your e-mail for updates on your application.

Powerlink Queensland is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We also support flexible working arrangements and encourage you to discuss this during the application process.

For further information please contact Powerlink Queensland's recruitment team on

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. We have a strong internal focus on developing our employees and providing career opportunities to support your professional growth.

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.

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 competitive 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.