Business Improvement Specialist

Date:  3 Jul 2024

Brisbane, Bowen Hills, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Professional services
Req ID:  7466

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 the Business Improvement Specialist, 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


  • Hybrid, family-friendly and flexible working arrangements including substitution of public holidays.
  • Available to you will be working a 9-day fortnight with RDOs every second week.
  • 14.75% superannuation and salary packaging of novated lease vehicles
  • Additional leave purchasing 
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave – at full or half pay  
  • Health & wellbeing benefits, including corporate health plan with employee discounts, annual flu vaccinations.
  • Powerlink offers robust leadership development through integrated programs, fostering growth across all levels.


Find a career that matters and lasts


As a Business Improvement Specialist, you’ll support Powerlink’s Major Projects in establishing and maintaining a high standard of business and strategic maturity. You’ll actively manage activities to improve the core divisional business management standards, projects review activities and lessons learned processes that enable the underlying processes and continuous improvement cycle.


  • Support the Major Projects Office group with establishing and maintaining the Project management framework with a specific focus on the Continuous Improvement knowledge area including procedures and systems.
  • Enable projects to adopt and apply continuous improvement and lessons learned practices to support project and strategic objectives.
  • Lead project reviews, lessons learned and improvement review sessions with key stakeholders across the business, providing support on the implementation and embedment of associated improvement actions where applicable.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships, engaging on a regular basis with peers, customers and stakeholders across Powerlink, to understand, to learn, to influence and to align Major Projects Division improvement projects and activities.
  • Provide specialist process analysis, optimisation, improvement, innovation and change management expertise, including advice to Major Projects Directors, Leaders and others to identify and implement efficient and innovative business improvements.

The community you will join


Based in our Bowen Hills Office, our Major Projects Office group exists to manage the governance and controls which underpin the lifecycle of our large-scale projects - establishing our strategic aspiration to become a major developer that safely delivers complex and significant CAPEX projects over the next decade.


This team is established on a culture of innovation and improvement, where each member’s unique expertise is enhanced by a focus on collaboration, ultimately leading to the collective success.

Your expertise


  • Degree level qualification in business, quality management, engineering, or allied discipline and/or a lesser qualification with substantial experience in a large, complex infrastructure environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in the development, maintenance and implementation of a project review and lessons learned program.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and lead the preparation of high-quality business improvement and strategic plans. This includes collation of information from multiple stakeholders to ensure that strategies, plans and targets meet the immediate and long-term objectives of major projects and the enterprise.
  • Experienced in facilitating and documenting strategy, business and process reviews, and implementing improvement through project management and delivery.
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with multidisciplinary stakeholders to drive business outcomes including through facilitation of workshops.
  • Proven skills in project management, business analysis, process analysis, optimisation, improvement and change management.

We’d also love you to have:

  • Previous experience working within and contributing to the standards of an organisation certified to Quality Management System certified to ISO9001
  • Demonstrated understanding of the PMI standards (PMBOK, Risk Management and Program Management Standards) would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated understanding of innovation and human centred design approaches would be an advantage.

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 Wednesday the 17th 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.  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.
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