Senior Spatial Data Administrator

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. We are a Government Owned Corporation that owns, develops, operates and maintains the high voltage electricity transmission network in Queensland. Our 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. Our purpose is to connect Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, providing electricity to more than five million Queenslanders and 253,000 businesses.

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 Senior Spatial Data Administrator, 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 Senior Spatial Data Administrator, you’ll help find clever solutions to interesting 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:

  • You will manage and administer all spatial data (vector or raster) to meet the needs of the business by adopting the role of Operational Data Steward (Spatial) and Provide advice on industry best practices in relation to data management.
  • You will design, develop, implement and maintain enterprise spatial entity relationship data models for all spatial data functional areas.
  • You will manage synchronisation of editable data from mobile solutions to ensure spatial data capture standard is fit for purpose and edited data aligns to standards for seamless integration into the corporate database.
  • You will administer external data feeds, Data licences or agreements ensuring timely fit for purpose synchronisation of data between external and PQ spatial data storage ensure up to date data is available for PQ users.
  • You will ensure data accuracy and processing date in accordance with specific procedures and service levels while guaranteeing data supply specifications exist and are constantly maintained. Establish spatial data standards and guidelines ensuring all processes and procedures ensure standards and governance is met through Reporting and remediating spatial data quality for vector data using ESRI Data Reviewer.

What you’ll bring

  • A formal qualification in Geographical information systems, Cartography, Spatial Information Science or an equivalent discipline with FME and ESRI suite of products (or similar tools).
  • Demonstrated experience operating in a similar role in other organisations
  • Experience guiding and mentoring staff whilst providing technical leadership.
  • High attention to detail is one of your strengths and you use that skill to produce quality technical solutions.
  • You are comfortable working in a fast paced team environment and know how to prioritise and self-manage changing priorities.
  • You have the confidence to speak up when required and to provide suggested improvements and enhancements to processes.

We’d also love you to have:

  • Keen interest in working in an environment where there are opportunities for cross functional co-operation and providing exceptional customer service.

What matters most is your drive to make and 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 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, clean 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:

  • 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

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!

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. Applications close Midnight, Sunday 1st October 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.

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

You’ve got this!