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Team Leader Procurement Assurance

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 new 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 believe life is about possibilities. And so is the future.

That’s why we need you. As a Team Leader Procurement Assurance, 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.

Our Supply Chain Services provide pivotal support to our operations through delivering a strong commercial focus combined with a strategic approach to sourcing and newly designed portfolio management applications, positioning Powerlink as a world-class leader in the energy sector. This team links Powerlink to the latest, most sustainable technology, equipment and services that enable our success.

Find a career that matters and lasts

In this exciting new role, no two days will be the same. A significant portion of your role will be to guide and support a team of individual specialists, providing a range of assurance services, enabling the Strategic Procurement Team to deliver sustainable, best practice outcomes while meeting Powerlink’s obligations to state and federal government requirements related to procurement processes and activities. You will have opportunity to influence process improvement solutions to support the growing complexities of a transforming procurement function.

As you focus on delivering fit-for-purpose, value for money, risk appropriate procurement support services that assist the delivery of business-wide strategic initiatives, you will collaborate and engage with key stakeholders across the business, industry peers, Queensland Government procurement, and other industry associations.

Here’s how:

  • You’ll manage a team of multiple disciplined specialists providing support, coaching, and advice across a range of functions.
  • You’ll develop an annual plan addressing the strategies, goals, activities, resources and targets of the Procurement Assurance team to deliver the multi-functional services provided by the team.
  • You’ll manage the relationships with the Team Leaders across the Strategic Procurement Team, ensuring alignment of initiatives to deliver uplift and improvements enabling the broader team to focus on their core functions, delivering best for business outcomes.
  • You’ll provide advice and guidance to the Strategic Procurement Team and Powerlink business on all legislative, procurement related policies, and mandate requirements to ensure compliance with Powerlink’s obligations.
  • You’ll oversee all transformation, improvement and innovation initiatives managed by the Procurement Assurance team.

What you'll bring

  • Degree qualification in Supply, Procurement, Business, Law or similar discipline within a commercial field or MCIPS accreditation or a lesser qualification coupled with demonstrated leadership experience, ideally within a procurement and supply function.
  • Demonstrated initiative in your previous experience, with substantial experience in influencing and leading various stakeholders and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong people leadership skills, with prior success in both leading a team of procurement and supply chain professionals and managing external stakeholder relationships, preferably within the energy sector.
  • Passion for Procurement Assurance and leading a team of passionate specialists in their field - this is a great opportunity for you to join the Supply Chain Services Group in an exciting time for the industry.
  • A strategic procurement approach and a customer-focus with a vast knowledge of and experience with procurement assurance related activities, including maintaining a suite of support tools, process development, innovation, application of QPP, QIPP, BPP, and utilisation of procurement IT systems will be highly regarded.

We’d also love you to have:

  • A substantial working knowledge and be a strong advocate of the various state and federal government procurement related policies and legislations, such as Modern Slavery Act, ESG, Carbon Reduction, delivery of RAP commitments, and the application of these requirements within a GOC.

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.

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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