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Project Officer

Powerlink Queensland

Location: Virginia

Job Type: Full time


Powerlink is a leading Australian provider of high voltage electricity transmission network services, combining innovation with insight to deliver safe, cost effective and reliable solutions for Queensland.

As a Government Owned Corporation, Powerlink owns, develops, operates, and maintains the high voltage electricity transmission network in Queensland. The network extends 1,700 kilometres from Cairns to the New South Wales border and comprises 15,345 circuit km of transmission lines and 147 substations.

Powerlink’s purpose is to Connect Queenslanders to a World-class Energy Future and will play a key role in delivering the Queensland Governments recently announced “Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan” which is targeting 70% renewable energy by 2032 and 80% by 2035.

By joining Powerlink, you can be a part of the team that is transforming Queensland’s energy system and providing clean reliable and affordable energy for Queenslanders.

With the purpose of connecting Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, Powerlink know that their people are key. They aim to foster a culture of inclusion where people can unleash their potential because they value the strength diversity brings in helping them to be innovative, future ready and to drive value for customers.

At Powerlink, every possibility starts with you

We figure life’s about possibilities. And so’s the future.

That’s why we need you. As Project Officer, you’ll help us connect Queensland to an even brighter and more sustainable future, providing high voltage electricity to over five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses. No matter your role, your work is about every light turned on. It’s every community connected and every future made possible.

Together, we’re gearing up for an even brighter future, working at the heart of Queensland’s energy transformation. Now more than ever, we need people who want to help us grow our impact and ensure we’re ready to take on the exiting challenge of our lives. Join us and make it happen.

Find a career that matters and lasts

As a Project Officer, you’ll help find clever logistical solutions to interesting project material problems as you grow your skills every day. And you’ll do it with down-to-earth people who you’re proud to work with and get to know. Here’s how:

In this role you will provide logistical and materials support to the project delivery teams in order for them to deliver the best project outcomes for Powerlink.

  • You will support the optimisation of primary and secondary materials and equipment delivery requirements in line with the overall project delivery schedule
  • You will provide timely logistical support and advice to the project team
  • You will minimise project delivery and materials management risk

In addition to this you will:

  • Provide project management logistical support through SAP and other systems as key management tools.
  • Provide materials management advice and training to the project delivery team
  • Develop and maintain an extensive network of relationships both within the corporation design, construction, maintenance, operations and Supply Chain Services.
  • Support coordinating and management of primary and secondary systems material and equipment delivery requirements in line with the overall project delivery schedule
  • Support coordination and management of recovered materials and equipment including those which are to be re-purposed as spares.
  • Assist in the development of processes and systems that support project materials logistics, for both new and recovered materials and equipment.

What you’ll bring

You have demonstrated experience in providing logistics delivery and execution support and advice to large engineering project teams in the analysis and reporting of timely commercial support and advice, allowing them to maximise financial and operational performance.

You will be able to demonstrate success in:

  • Managing and coordinating project materials delivery requirements on multiple sites in accordance with relevant standards, policies and procedures and project delivery schedule.
  • Ensuring project logistical requirements are well planned, co-ordinated, controlled and executed throughout the project life cycle

What you will need:

  • Significant experience effectively enabling the primary and secondary system materials coordination, delivery and management
  • Reporting progress, risk mitigation and management to agreed project delivery schedules
  • Demonstrated experience in providing logistics and project materials management advice utilizing material management systems, ideally SAP
  • An appropriate advanced technical diploma in a relevant field, or extensive project support experience combined with a relevant diploma level qualification

What matters most is your drive to make an impact for the millions of people we serve. Through our core values of accountability, customer service, teamwork and safety, you’ll strive to test and challenge the ordinary every day.

Why Powerlink?

There’s lots to love about a career with Powerlink. But our people say there’s three things that really stand out:

A career that matters and lasts: You’ll shape a progressive career connecting more than five million Queenslanders to a world-class, green energy future.
Unique work and the chance to grow: You’ll help find smart solutions to interesting problems as you develop your skills and impact every day.
People who love to support and share: You’ll build relationships with experienced, down-to-earth people who you’ll be proud to work with.

You’ll also enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Flexible and Hybrid working arrangements
  • On-site parking, sponsored cafeteria and gym
  • Family friendly leave options and sponsored health benefits

Be the start of every possibility

There’s so much opportunity for you to grab here. If this role sounds like it would suit you, we want to hear from you!

If you believe you meet the above requirements and can achieve strong logistical outcomes for our Project teams please click on the "Apply" button to apply. Applications close at Midnight Sunday 24 September 2023.
Kindly be aware that the Recruitment team will commence the review process during this period.

If you’d like to find out more about this position, please reach out to our recruitment team at

At Powerlink, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and harness the unique talents, perspectives and experiences of all people.

Throughout the recruitment process, we provide support for candidates to ensure nobody is disadvantaged. Please tell us about any adjustments, support or access requirements that may help make the recruitment process more inclusive. You are also welcome to share your pronouns with us at any point throughout the process.

As part of the recruitment process, the successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include, but are not limited to: reference checks, criminal background checks, right to work eligibility, verification of academic qualifications, and bankruptcy checks.

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