Construction Managers - HV Transmission

Job Description

Job Summary


  • Are you experienced in the planning and management of construction and delivery of high voltage networks?
  • Do you want to build a rewarding career with a leader in the electrical industry but also achieve a sustainable family and personal work lifestyle balance?
  • Do you want to be part of the project teams developing and building the new renewable energy grid of the future?

If this is you we have multiple career opportunities for experienced construction managers to plan and manage the construction activities as part of our large-scale HV Infrastructure project delivery team.

About the role


Powerlink Queensland is a Government Owned Corporation that owns, develops, operates and maintains the electricity transmission network in Queensland. Our people play a key role in the future of energy and the transition of the energy industry. We're looking for talented people to help us take on this challenge and build the energy grid of the future.

We currently have multiple career opportunities to lead the delivery of the Transmission Lines and Substation components of significant energy future focussed projects.

You will be working hand in hand with our project team and tier-1 construction partners to support the successful delivery of a critical and complex customer focussed HV transmission lines and substation focussed projects.

As part of supporting the on-site construction activities of these projects you need to be prepared to travel potentially to regional construction sites a number of times per week during the construction execution phase.

About you

You have gained your professional experience in overseeing the site delivery of multiple high voltage transmission line and substation projects, with responsibility for:

  • On-site construction activities
  • Contractor management
  • Quality management
  • HSE experience
  • Landholder & Stakeholder experience and
  • Material co-ordination

What you will need:

  • Electrical Trade and/or Electrical Engineering tertiary qualifications coupled with significant experience in leading the construction of HV Assets.
  • Be able to read and understand electrical drawings, including line diagrams, schematic and general layout
  • Supported by significant construction site management experience in the HV transmission sector or similar
  • Be prepared to work from regional construction sites for up to a number of days per week or when required, to support the on-site project and construction delivery teams
  • Demonstrated time management, planning and organisational skills, prioritising and negotiation a challenging construction schedule
  • Tenacity and initiative to work through complex construction activities and issues focussed on optimised and efficient delivery
  • Strong customer service and stakeholder management skills, achieving success through your broad collaboration, consultation, negotiation and influencing skills
What next?

We encourage regional applications from the larger Gladstone, Townsville and South East Queensland regions. Interstate and international applicants will be eligible for relocation expenses support. Vehicle, transport and accommodation solutions will be provided as part of your site requirements.

If you recognise yourself in this opportunity and believe that you can successfully deliver this important customer project please apply and upload your application, consisting of an updated resume and covering letter by Midnight, Sunday 17 September 2023. Please monitor your re-mail for updates on your application. This position has been re-advertised, previous applicants do not need to re-apply.

Powerlink Queensland is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We also support flexible working arrangements, and encourage you to discuss this during the application process.

For further information please contact Powerlink Queensland's recruitment team on

Inclusion at Powerlink


Unleashing our people's potential is essential to our success. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is welcome and where diverse perspectives are valued. 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 for you. You are also welcome to share your pronouns with us at any point throughout the process.

About Powerlink


Powerlink is a leading Australian provider of electricity transmission services, delivering safe, cost effective and reliable solutions. Our purpose is to connect Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, providing electricity to five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses.

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

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

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

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 gym, secure parking and cafeteria.

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.