Community Relations Advisor - Central Queensland

Job Description

Work with your local community to develop and implement community relations plans and strategies for QLD's HV transmission network.

  • Join us at an exciting time of growth
  • Contribute to the renewable energy transformation in Queensland
  • Deliver positive outcomes with communities, stakeholders and landholders

About Powerlink and the role

It is an exciting time to be part of the energy industry and especially at Powerlink, as we help shape the renewable energy transformation in Queensland and Australia. As part of this, we are delivering a number of major projects, including renewable energy developments, across Queensland.

The growth in our project portfolio has resulted in a number of new roles in our Community and Delivery Services Group, including the following two Community Relations Advisor positions:

  • Community Relations Advisor - Central Queensland
  • Community Relations Advisor - North Queensland

In these newly created roles, you will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of regional community relations and engagement services.

You will be part of a small team that creates and delivers positive outcomes in the building and maintaining of sustainable local relationships with communities, stakeholders and landholders. You will contribute to the development and implementation of specific community relations plans and strategies that enhance our social licence to operate.

About you

You have significant and active local community experience in either Central Queensland or North Queensland relevant to Powerlink's transmission network, with strong connections and knowledge of local communities, stakeholders and social networks.

For this site-based role, you will currently reside or have the ability to relocate/travel the region where you will be Powerlink's local community relations representative. As a significant proportion of the role will involve on-site liaison with communities, landholders and other stakeholders, extensive time will be spent working in the field and it is important that you are able to travel to nearby regional communities, or to other locations to provide support where required. One role will be based in Central Queensland (e.g. Rockhampton, Gladstone, Biloela etc), and one role will be based in North Queensland (e.g. Cairns, Townsville etc).

As a representative of Powerlink, you may also be in involved in discussions with stakeholders in industry, government and the broader energy sector on issues related to community relations at a regional level.
Your significant and demonstrated experience in community and or landholder relations for infrastructure projects is essential to succeed in this role.

If you also have experience land access issues in the development and operation of electricity transmission infrastructure that will be highly regarded. However, don't be discouraged if you don't, as experience with linear infrastructure and construction will also be considered.

Importantly, you deeply resonate with the values that are the core of our business: Accountability, Customer, Teamwork and Safety.

What next?

You may see yourself in one or both of these roles and you will have an opportunity to nominate your preferred role/s in the application process.

Please apply, attaching a current resume and cover letter outlining your motivations for the selected role/s. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Applications close on Monday, 22nd August 2022 at 11:59pm.

For more information or a copy of the PDs, please contact our recruitment team at

More about us

At Powerlink, we are an equal opportunity employer and proud to be a Work180 Endorsed Employer for All Women [link removed].

Our people strategy focuses on balanced leadership, values diverse backgrounds and fosters a culture of inclusion.


At Powerlink, we offer:


  • Family friendly and flexible working arrangements
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave - at full or half pay
  • Substitution of Public Holidays
  • Bright, open office layout
  • Free undercover parking and charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Access to a corporate health plan with employee discounts
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Onsite gym facilities
  • Access to an employee assistance program
  • Various other forms of leave that support you to support your community.


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 credit union and cafeteria.