Protection and Metering Engineering Officer - Field Technician

Job Description

New Gladstone-based roles! Licenced + AD-qualified Electricians / Technicians. Optimise secondary systems equipment on QLDs HV transmission network.
  • Be part of brand new Gladstone team connecting QLD to a renewable energy future
  • Receive quality training from industry experts on Tier 1 equipment
  • Long term career supported by industry leader
About the role

Queensland's energy system is transforming to create reliable, clean and affordable energy to power generations to come. Powerlink is at the heart of this, and to support critical project work across the state, we are excited to announce the establishing of an operational hub in Gladstone.

We are now seeking licenced and AD-qualified Electricians / Technicians to form our brand new Secondary Systems field crew, working safely to optimise existing equipment, resolve complex problems, and upgrade our network to deliver safe and reliable electricity to over 5 million Queenslanders.

If you are detail-oriented, enjoy having a team around you, thrive on challenge and continual learning, and are looking for a role that gives you pride and satisfaction, then we believe Powerlink is for you.

Our Protection and Metering Engineering Officers undertake a large proportion of pre-commissioning testing and commissioning work for refurbishments and new projects, together with maintenance work as you contribute to the completion of the work portfolio. Your role will also include completing diagnostic and investigative services as well as repairing complex Protection systems and assisting with Energy Metering systems.

About you

You have a passion to provide high quality customer service, enjoy continual learning, working in a team, and developing expertise on technologically advanced systems.

You have a Queensland Electrical licence/relevant Electronics Trade certificate, an AD or equivalent in Electrical or Electronic Engineering (you may be currently completing this study or are prepared to undertake with support from Powerlink).

Your previous success demonstrates your ability to effectively use automated and microprocessor controlled test instruments for use on Protection and Metering equipment and interfaces with Secondary systems; analyse and fault find on complex electrical circuitry and schemes; perform HV switching, secondary isolation and secondary systems work programs; and prepare Technical Reports and Work Procedures.

We also welcome applications from candidates living nearby to Gladstone city.

What training will you receive?

To work on Queensland's high voltage network all new employees without relevant experience will undertake structured high quality training in order to acquire the necessary skills and licences. With industry experts, and working on Tier one equipment, the training offered at Powerlink is unrivalled in Queensland. Our learning and training programs include technical and professional modules, with all role specific training fully supported by Powerlink and linked to your career development and pay progression.

What's next?

If you see yourself in this opportunity, then we want to hear from you! To apply please click on the Apply button to be taken to our careers page to start the application process, attaching your resume and cover letter responding to the "About you" section above.

Please monitor your email for further communication regarding the progress of your application.

Applications close on Sunday, 12th February 2023 at 11:59pm.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity or to request a copy of the position description, please reach out to the Recruitment Team at

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

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.

Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People is also an important part of our commitment to Reconciliation. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations Australians.

At Powerlink, we offer:

  • Family friendly rosters
  • Access to Fitness Passport
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave - at full or half pay
  • Access to a corporate health plan with employee discounts
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Access to an employee assistance program
  • Various other forms of leave that support you to support your community.

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