Substation Section Leader Gladstone

Job Description

Gladstone-based role to lead new team of HV Electricians. Provide technical expertise to construct, install & optimise primary plant on QLDs HV transmission network.


  • Play a key role in establishing new Gladstone team connecting QLD to a renewable energy future
  • Receive quality training from industry experts on Tier 1 equipment
  • Rewarding and meaningful work - contributing to exciting projects
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 a highly capable Substation Section Leader to lead and establish our brand new Substations field crew to safely and efficiently delivery work packages to optimise existing equipment, resolve complex problems, and upgrade our network to deliver safe and reliable electricity to over 5 million Queenslanders.

You will use your technical expertise and people management skills to mentor and coach individuals in order to drive continuous development of capability and performance within your team, as well as controlling the effective deployment of staff on project and maintenance work.

If you are detail-oriented, enjoy leading a high performing team, 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.


About you

Travelling to substations and working collaboratively with team members, customers and internal stakeholders, you will enjoy variety in your work, complex problem solving, and have a passion for providing high quality outcomes.

You success in this role will rely on your strong ability to provide technical expertise and guidance, to ensure the delivery of safe, high quality, efficient and cost-effective services by team members. This is shown through the success of your previous work and/or projects.

With strong strong interpersonal and people management skills, you have well-rounded capabilities in mentoring, coaching and leading others, as well as an interest in strategy and process improvement.

You also have an Associate Diploma in Electrical Engineering or a lesser qualification coupled with considerable applied experience in HV substations projects & maintenance, along with a Queensland Electrical Work License (Electrical Fitter / Mechanic) and relevent High Risk work licenses.

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 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 FitnessPassport
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave - at full or half pay
  • Substitution of Public Holidays
  • 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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