Design Drafters & Senior Design Drafters

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.

International possibilities start with us. We welcome applications from both overseas and local applicants that may be seeking support with employer sponsorship.

At Powerlink, every possibility starts with you.

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

That’s why we need you. We are recruiting multiple positions as Design Drafters within our Substation Electrical Design, Substation Civil Design and Transmission Line Design teams. 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 tackle the challenge of our lives. Join us and make it happen.

Find a career that matters and lasts

As a Design Drafter, you’ll deliver and support design drafting activities for Powerlink’s regulated, non-regulated and power system transformation projects, you will produce high quality drawings that comply with appropriate technical principles, standards and construction practices for all project phases from concept through to commissioning and maintenance. In addition, our Senior Design Drafter roles include the opportunity to train, mentor and develop capability of the design drafting team members.

Critical to your success will be how you leverage your strong transferable technical experience and your ability to manage your priorities and work effectively across teams and with different stakeholders.

And you’ll do it with down-to-earth people who you’re proud to work with and get to know.

What you’ll bring

  • You are recognised in the electrical industry as an expert in primary substation and/or transmission line design and drafting. Ideally, you will have had experience with BIM Modelling and 3D Design practices.
  • You have an Associate Diploma in Electrical and/or Civil/Structural Engineering plus relevant significant experience in Electricity industry Design Drafting (Electrical and/or Civil/Structural).
  • You have also demonstrated your ability to communicate and manage time effectively to achieve tight deadlines in a multi-functional project environment.

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 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
  • International relocation packages available to assist you with moving to Queensland

Be the start of every possibility.

There’s so much opportunity for you to grab here. If these roles sound like they 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 Sunday 8th 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!