Expression of Interest - CopperString 2032 - Project & Construction Management

Powerlink Queensland

Location: Townsville

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.

At Powerlink, every possibility starts with you

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

Powerlink Queensland manages and operates Queensland’s high voltage transmission network, providing high voltage electricity to over five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses.

With exponential growth already underway, we are currently inviting expressions of interest for the Copperstring Project. Backed by a $5 billion investment, this is a once-in-a-generation project to rebuild our network backbone.

What is the Copperstring Project?

CopperString 2032 is the largest ever economic development project in North Queensland, and one of the largest expansions to the power grid in Australia.

The Copperstring project will build 840 kilometres of transmission line from just south of Townsville in the Burdekin region to Mount Isa with the highest voltage levels in the state.

This project will further unlock the renewable energy potential of this region.

Find a career that matters and lasts

We need your experience in project planning, management and execution for this flagship QLD energy infrastructure project.

  • Apply your knowledge and experience in major linear infrastructure projects to help build QLD's Super Grid
  • Help transform Queensland’s energy system to provide clean, reliable and affordable energy for Queenslanders
  • Join a career defining project on the Client side, Full- Time Permanent employment opportunities

You will create success by solving complex project delivery problems with a focus on safety, quality and efficiency and ensure delivery to approved budget, time and infrastructure specifications.

To join our new Copperstring JV project delivery team, we’re inviting applications for the following;

  • (Senior) Project Managers – Transmission Lines and Substations
  • (Senior) Construction Managers – Transmission Lines and Substations
  • Construction Delivery Specialists – Transmission Lines-, Civil- and Electrical Advisors, QA Inspectors

What you’ll bring

Experience in major projects with the following categories will be highly regarded:

  • Transmission line and tower construction projects; civil, structural and stringing
  • Substation construction projects; civil, primary and secondary systems
  • Contractor- and Contracts management
  • Cultural Heritage, E.H.&S. standards and legislation related to major linear infrastructure projects

Why Powerlink and CopperString?

Build a career that matters and lasts: You’ll have an opportunity to 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 help deliver a flagship energy project that will change the course of QLD’s energy industry and incentivise our economy

A project team who love to deliver, support and share: You’ll build relationships with experienced, down-to-earth people, in a high performing project team that will challenge and inspire and who you’ll be proud to be part of.

Be the start of every possibility

There’s so much opportunity for you to grab here

If you’re keen to hear more about upcoming opportunities, we’d love to hear from you.

To register your interest, please click on the Apply button and enter your details and attach your resume. Applications close at Midnight, Sunday 26 November 2023.

For further information regarding these opportunities, please reach out directly to Klaas van Noord from 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.

We’re proud to be a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer, and commit to respond to every applicant.

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 gym, secure parking and cafeteria.

You’ve got this!