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Systems Support Specialist

Powerlink Queensland

Location: Virginia

Job Type: Full time


Powerlink Queensland is a leading provider of high voltage electricity transmission network services and plays a central role in connecting Queenslanders to a new energy future. As part of this, we are planning and delivering a large number of major projects, including renewable energy developments, across Queensland.

  • Gain new skills and knowledge that will set you and your career apart.
  • Be a part of our high performing, supportive team.
  • Join a company that is central in the transformation to renewable energy in QLD.

An exciting fixed-term opportunity exists for individuals with extensive experience in supporting operations through the global sourcing and procurement of materials and services to join our inclusive and collaborative Team.

At Powerlink, every possibility starts with you

We reckon life’s about possibilities. And so is the future.

That’s why we need you. As Systems Support Specialist, 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. Its 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 tackle the challenge of our lives. Join us and make it happen.

Find a career that matters and lasts

As a Systems Support Specialist you will represent the Strategic Procurement Team in the major system uplift projects for both the SAP4Hana upgrade and the contract lifecycle management system replacement. You will have opportunity to influence process improvement through increased utilisation of technology solutions to support the growing complexities of a transforming procurement function. The fixed-term period will align to the duration of both IT uplift projects with a duration of up to 2 years.

Here’s how:

  • You’ll collaborate with all members of the Strategic Procurement Team, contributing to resolving complex problems, and playing a hands-on role in ensuring process requirements are accurately collected and reflected in the system uplift projects.
  • You’ll manage the S4Hana upgrade requirements for the Strategic Procurement team in relation to the Supply Chain modules and you will ensure all upgrade activities are fit-for-purpose, aligned to procurement processes, and optimise all opportunities to automate transactions as appropriate.
  • You’ll provide SAP system and contract management system coaching and support for the team in the roll-out of the upgraded Supply Chain functionalities.
  • You’ll manage the contract lifecycle management system replacement requirements for the Strategic Procurement team in relation to end-to-end contract management.
  • You’ll develop strong working relationships with the Procurement Assurance team to ensure extensive knowledge transfer of system uplift outcomes for maximum benefit post projects roll-out.

What you’ll bring

  • Degree qualification in Supply, Procurement, Business, Contract Management or a closely related field, or a lesser qualification coupled with equivalent sourcing and contract management experience.
  • Demonstrated initiative in your previous experience, with substantial experience in influencing and managing various stakeholders and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Previous experience in the use of SAP4Hana coupled with other procurement/contract related systems which support sourcing and contract management activities.
  • Ability to lead the implementation of new technologies, processes, tools, etc. including the provision of associated coaching, training and mentoring.
  • Passion for Procurement and Systems Support and ability to work collaboratively as part of a diverse team.

We’d also love you to have:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with demonstrated ability to apply those in varied and complex situation.

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 question 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 thing 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 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:

  • Hybrid, family-friendly and flexible working arrangements including substitution of public holidays.
  • 12.75% superannuation and salary packaging of novated lease vehicles
  • Volunteer leave and 14 weeks paid parental leave - at full or half pay.
  • Bright, open office layout with access to onsite credit union and cafeteria
  • Free undercover parking and charging stations for electric vehicles.

Be the start of every possibility

If this role sounds like it would suit you, we want to hear from you!

To apply, please click on the Apply button above. This will take you to our careers page, where you’ll start the application process by attaching your resume and cover letter. Application close Midnight, Sunday 1st October 2023.

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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