Senior Cultural Heritage Advisor - CopperString 2032

Date:  27 Jun 2024


Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Professional services
Req ID:  7457

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 a Senior Cultural Heritage Advisor, 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.  


  • Work a 9-day fortnight with RDOs every second week.
  • Free secure parking, with access to onsite charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Onsite cafeteria and gym facility 
  • Additional leave purchasing 
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave – at full or half pay  
  • Hybrid, family-friendly flexible working arrangements including substitution of public holidays.
  • Salary packaging of novated lease vehicles
  • Health & wellbeing benefits, including corporate health plan with employee discounts, annual flu vaccinations.
  • Robust leadership development through integrated programs, fostering growth across all levels.

Find a career that matters and lasts


As a Senior Cultural Heritage Advisor, you’ll provide advice and services regarding Cultural Heritage management and agreements, develop strategies and provide high level support to the business for the effective management of heritage risk and cultural heritage matters in accordance with our policies. You will also:


  • Support and mentor Cultural Heritage Officers in identifying and mitigating cultural heritage risks and ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Develop and implement strategies for Cultural Heritage risk management in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Guide the development, review, and implementation of standards, procedures, and guidelines for cultural heritage assessments and First Nations interests.
  • Mentor Cultural Heritage Officers in conducting assessments, inspections, and surveys, ensuring compliance with company policies and processes.
  • Maintain relationships with government bodies to stay informed of policy changes and influence where appropriate. 
  • Proactively develop and maintain constructive working relationships with First Nations People and across the organisation to deliver organisational priorities and projects.

The community you will join


Our team pride ourselves on fostering a collaborative and inclusive workplace where everyone's contributions are valued. Our team is driven by a shared passion for innovation, sustainability, and respect for cultural heritage. Together, we uphold high standards of integrity and safety while striving to deliver reliable electricity transmission services that support Queensland's growth and prosperity.

Your expertise


  • Degree or equivalent qualification in archaeology, anthropology, cultural heritage management, or related disciplines.
  • Significant experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owners and representative bodies.
  • Knowledge of Queensland cultural heritage legislation and compliance practices.
  • Ability to lead and implement corporate strategies related to Cultural Heritage management.
  • Strong relationship-building skills with Aboriginal Parties, government departments, and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in GPS and GIS for recording cultural heritage sites.

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 Sunday 14th 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.


For all enquiries, contact our recruitment team at 

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.  We are committed to First Nations inclusion and welcome individuals from First Nations communities. We strive to create an environment where all voices are heard and respected, and where diversity is celebrated.


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


Powerlink acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the skies, lands and waters of Queensland an in particular, the lands on which we operate. We pay our respect to their Ancestors, Elders and knowledge holders and recognise their deep history and ongoing connection to Country.