First listed on: 18 September 2023

Manager Power System Operations

Job Summary

  • Lead a complex operational environment with opportunities to learn and develop
  • Be on the frontline of operating within a disrupted system
  • Apply new technologies to transition to a sustainable, stable and reliable network

Lead and support the Control Room team as you prepare them for the future of HV Electrical Transmission operations.

At Powerlink, every possibility starts with you

We believe life's about possibilities. And so's the future.

That's why we need you. As Manager Power System Operations you'll help us connect Queensland to an even brighter and more sustainable future, providing high voltage electricity to over five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses. No matter your role, your work is about every light turned on. It's every community connected and every future made possible.

Together, we're gearing up for an even brighter future, working at the heart of Queensland's energy transformation. Now more than ever, we need people who want to help us grow our impact and ensure we're ready to tackle the challenge of our lives. Join us and make it happen.

Find a career that matters and lasts

As Manager Power System Operations you'll help find clever solutions to interesting problems as you grow your skills every day. And you'll do it with down-to-earth people who you're proud to work with and get to know. Here's how:

You'll be fundamental in leading the team who work on the frontline to oversee Queensland's High Voltage transmission network in real time. You will coach and guide your team as they work around the clock to deliver reliable and sustainable electricity for almost 5 million Queensland customers, enriching lifestyles and driving economic growth.

Joining our team at an exciting time of generational transformation, you will play a key role in supporting your team in a major shift in culture, capabilities, operational technologies and ways of working, building a network for the future; a network that is sustainable, stable and reliable.

You will enter an environment that is highly complex, and while this will present challenges, you will also have many opportunities to learn, develop and apply new skills within our supportive and collaborative team.

What you'll bring

You are a collaborative and engaging leader, with capabilities and experience in delivering cultural transformation within a 24/7 operational centre environment. Ideally, you have operated within the Electrical or Power Systems industry, with the ability to apply SCADA and Secondary Systems knowledge, however, your background might be in Gas, Rail, Aviation or a similar industry.

With an Associate Diploma in Electrical Engineering and sound technical knowledge, you have the ability to coach, guide and mentor a team of technical professionals, and make informed decisions that support your team in continually improving and challenging the status quo.

Your approach facilitates exceptional service to internal and external customers, and you have prior success in leading real-time monitoring and operations.

What matters most is your drive to make an impact for the millions of people we serve. Through our core values of accountability, customer service, teamwork and safety, you'll strive to question and challenge the ordinary every day

Why Powerlink?

There's lots to love about a career with Powerlink. But our people say there's three things that really stand out:

  • A career that matters and lasts: You'll shape a progressive career connecting more than five million Queenslanders to a world-class, clean energy future.
  • Unique work and the chance to grow: You'll help find smart solutions to interesting problems as you develop your skills and impact every day.
  • People who love to support and share: You'll build relationships with experienced, down-to-earth people who you'll be proud to work with.

You'll also enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Play your part in connecting Queensland to a brighter, more sustainable future.
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave - at full or half pay
  • Free undercover parking and charging stations for electric vehicles and onsite gymnasium
  • Access to a corporate health plan with employee discounts, annual flu vaccinations

Be the start of every possibility

There's so much opportunity for you to grab here. If this role sounds like it would suit you, we want to hear from you!

To apply, please click on the Apply button above. This will take you to our careers page, where you'll start the application process by attaching your resume and cover letter. Application close at midnight Monday 2nd October. Kindly be aware that the Recruitment team will commence the review process during this period.

If you'd like to find out more about this position, please reach out to our recruitment team at

At Powerlink, 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. You are also welcome to share your pronouns with us at any point throughout the process.

As part of the recruitment process, the successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include, but are not limited to: reference checks, criminal background checks, right to work eligibility, verification of academic qualifications, and bankruptcy checks.

We're proud to be a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer, and commit to respond to every applicant.

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