Community Engagement Officer


Location: Remote - AU/NZ only

Job Type: Full time


  • Proudly making a difference with the transition to renewable energy
  • Can be based at any Transgrid depot (Eastern Creek, Newcastle, Yass, Wagga Wagga, Orange or Tamworth)
  • 9-day fortnight | 15.5% Superannuation | Fitness Passport

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to be part of an organisation dedicated to nation-building renewable energy projects that will provide on-demand energy and large-scale storage for many generations to come.

In your new role you will plan, coordinate, and deliver community and stakeholder engagement strategies to ensure Transgrid can access easements and transmission infrastructure to perform essential maintenance and operational works.

This includes managing communications with landowners and stakeholders to inform them of works and potential impacts, minimising the impact on landowners, and working with project teams to resolve landowner issues. You will also help develop and execute community and stakeholder engagement strategies to support network projects including those enabling a transition to renewables.

You will also copy write and produce public information, landowner campaigns, letters, newsletters and other forms of media, draft responses to media enquiries, and be a point of contact for the public during network incidents which may potentially impact landowners.

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications, preferably in the Communications or Community and Stakeholder Engagement fields, and/or 3+ years’ experience in a similar field.
  • Excellent people skills, patience, and empathy
  • Awareness and understanding of contemporary corporate communication practices.
  • Proven ability to work on high profile and sensitive community issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to implement effective community and stakeholder engagement strategies for large infrastructure organisations.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with office-based colleagues and field-based work crews.
  • Proven ability to deal effectively with key stakeholder groups including primary producers, commercial organisations, national and state conservation areas and parks, private property owners, political representatives, state and local government officials.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve results to meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent track record of achievement
  • Proven ability to assess community and stakeholder risks associated with works delivery and implement strategies to effectively manage those risks.
  • Hold a current Australian driver licence.

Recognition & Reward

In return for your hard work, we have numerous benefits and initiatives to support you personally and professionally including but not limited to private health insurance discount, motor vehicle lease plan, career development support, study assistance program and workplace flexibility.

Continue to make it happen for your career, and for the millions of Australians who rely on our services every day.

Who we are

At Transgrid, our work improves the lives of millions – from lighting up sports fields, schools and homes, to powering the wheels of commerce and everything else in between.

By leading the transition to a clean energy future, we aim to make a better power system for Australians. Now it’s your turn to join us and make it happen.

Applications close on Sunday 2 April 2023

Please note, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, we will assess applications as they are received. We do not accept agency introductions as Transgrid operates a direct sourcing model.

Transgrid is committed to Health and Safety, the Environment, Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Ethical Practices. All applicants are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to these areas

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