Landholder Relations Project Officer

Date:  24 Jun 2024


Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Professional services
Req ID:  7453

At Powerlink, every possibility starts with you


We believe life’s about possibilities. And so is the future. That’s why we need you.


We’re working at the heart of Queensland’s energy transformation. Now more than ever, we need people who want to help us deliver a world-class energy future and ensure we continue to navigate through this once in a generation energy challenge. Join us and make it happen.

Life at Powerlink


As our Project Officer you’ll help us connect a more sustainable energy future for more than five million Queenslanders and 253,000 businesses. Your work with us is about every light turned on, every community connected, and every future made possible


  • Available to you will be working a 9-day fortnight with RDOs every second week
  • Flexible location – Brisbane, Townsville, Mount Isa, Rockhampton
  • Powerlink offers robust leadership development through integrated programs, fostering growth across all levels

Find a career that matters and lasts


Are you keen to deliver positive outcomes to communities, stakeholders and landholders in support of renewable energy projects? Powerlink is continuing to grow as we experience a once in a lifetime change in the energy industry.


We are looking for multiple new Project Officers to join our Landholder Relations team. In this field-based role, you will work closely with our Landholder Relations Advisors, collaborating to support Powerlink's capital and maintenance projects. Your efforts will be key in maintaining and enhancing our relationships with landholders, ensuring our projects are well-received and beneficial to all stakeholders.


What this looks like on a daily basis;


  • Plan and schedule land access and community engagement activities
  • Assist in creating strong, respectful, and lasting relationships with landholders, ensuring timely access for project activities
  • Collect land-related input from landholders for various project processes
  • Contribute to strategies for addressing complex or sensitive landholder and land access issues
  • Maintain accurate records of landholder contacts to support project reporting and knowledge sharing
  • Manage Powerlink's subcontractors to meet business and landholder commitments and expectations

Your expertise


  • A degree in environment or social science, communications, archaeology or surveying is advantageous
  • Ability to engage and influence stakeholders to achieve balanced outcomes
  • Strong organisational skills to set priorities, meet deadlines, and keep accurate records
  • Background in land management, development industries, or field infrastructure construction is highly advantageous
  • Experience working in remote or rural areas, with a solid understanding of rural land practice
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, with the emotional intelligence to build and sustain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders

Be the start of every possibility


To kick start your career at Powerlink, apply by clicking the button above, attaching your resume and cover letter on our careers page before midnight on 14th of July 2024. Kindly be aware that the Recruitment team will commence the review process during this period.


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.


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Our commitment to inclusion and belonging


At Powerlink, we champion inclusion and belonging by supporting every candidate during the recruitment journey. Please inform us of any needs or adjustments for a more inclusive process, including sharing your preferred pronouns.  As a Veteran-Friendly Employer, we value the skills Veterans bring and ensure equal opportunities. Let us know if you're a Veteran for tailored support.

Successful applicants will undergo necessary pre-employment checks. As advocates of the Circle Back initiative, we pledge to respond to all applications promptly.