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Portfolio Lead


Location: Hobart

Job Type: Full time


We deliver power to Tasmanians. Our vision is to be trusted by our customers to deliver today and create a better tomorrow.

We own, operate and maintain the electricity transmission and distribution network in Tasmania. We deliver a safe, cost-effective and reliable electricity supply to more than 295,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. We facilitate the transfer of electricity between Victoria and Tasmania via Basslink, the sub-sea electricity interconnector. We also provide telecommunications and technology services.

About the role

This role will form an integral part of the new Negotiated Connections Team. The Portfolio Lead is responsible for ensuring customer negotiated projects are managed and delivered in accordance with all technical, regulatory, and network requirements; whilst ensuring an excellent customer experience that meets high expectations

The role requires effective planning, management, and co-ordination of multiple projects and departments/stakeholders across the business to ensure efficient project delivery in accordance with agreed regulator and ‘red tape reduction’ time frames and forecasted budgets

Success will rely on the candidates ability to establish strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, and influence favourable outcomes for our customers and shareholders.

About Us

At TasNetworks, we own, operate and maintain the electricity transmission and distribution network in Tasmania. We deliver a safe, efficient and reliable electricity supply to more than 285,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. We are Powering a bright future, it's in our DNA;

  • We are our customers too
  • Safety is at the heart of all we do
  • We unify and respond to challenges
  • Trusted to deliver
  • We embrace diversity and forward thinking

Marinus Link is a proposed 1500 megawatt capacity undersea and underground electricity connection to link Tasmania and Victoria, supported by transmission upgrades as part of Australia’s future electricity grid. The National Electricity Market is redefining as new energy generation infrastructure replaces ageing infrastructure. Marinus Link and supporting transmission upgrades can help smooth this transition by providing access to a low-cost clean and reliable energy supply for customers!

About you

Formal qualifications in leadership and/or project management and/or demonstrated extensive experience in portfolio/stakeholder management. Additionally, an electrical trade background (linesman or electrician) would be looked upon favourably

Have strong knowledge and experience in program/project and portfolio management in the electricity distribution industry, particularly small to large utility projects.

What's on offer

We have 3 full time permanent opportunities available, x2 being situated at our Cambridge depot in Hobart with the other position open to either being in Launceston or Devonport. At TasNetworks we want to power a bright future for our people, our community and our customers. We offer a supportive work environment where safety is at the heart of everything we do. We offer our team excellent benefits including

  • Great professional development opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Paid volunteer days
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite gyms (or gym rebate if unavailable)
  • All the equipment you'll need to be successful

We are proud to be work180 accredited, check us out here.

How to apply

If this role and working at TasNetworks is of interest we look forward to hearing from you. TasNetworks is an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from all members of the community, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature aged people. Please ensure you attach a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience are aligned with this role, and an up to date resume. For more information about this opportunity and to acquire a position description, please click here.

Applications close 11:59pm Monday 5th June 2023

For further information about the role, please contact

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.