Cultural Heritage Support Officers - CopperString 2032

Date:  4 Jul 2024

Brisbane, Bowen Hills, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Professional services
Req ID:  7448

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 Cultural Heritage Support 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


  • Enjoy a 9-day fortnight with RDOs every second week.
  • 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.
  • Powerlink offers robust leadership development through integrated programs, fostering growth across all levels.


Find a career that matters and lasts


As a Cultural Heritage Support Officer, you'll provide essential administrative and logistical support to Powerlink's Cultural Heritage team. This role is pivotal in facilitating engagement with Traditional Owner groups, stakeholders, and internal teams to ensure compliance with cultural heritage obligations and support the implementation of Powerlink's Reconciliation Action Plan. You will also: 


  • Support Cultural Heritage Officers in engaging with Traditional Owner groups and stakeholders, coordinating meetings, managing logistics, budgets, and schedules.
  • Maintain Cultural Heritage databases and records, ensuring governance and compliance requirements are met.
  • Assist with financial processes including invoicing and purchasing, liaising with Administrative Support for reconciliation and stakeholder responses.
  • Organise travel, meetings, and catering; prepare agendas, minutes, and proofread/edit information.
  • Provide high-level support for Cultural Heritage team initiatives, including liaison with Traditional Owner groups and external stakeholders.
  • Respond to internal queries on Cultural Heritage matters, conduct database searches, and prepare timely responses.
  • Assist in workflow administration and provide training and guidance to support team effectiveness.


The community you will join


Based at our Bowen Hills office, you'll join our team that values collaboration, integrity, and innovation, striving to create a workplace where every voice is heard and respected. We foster a culture that supports personal growth and professional development, offering opportunities to work on impactful projects that make a difference in our communities.

Your expertise


  • Certificate IV in Business Administration or related discipline, or lesser qualification when coupled with significant experience within an administration environment
  • Experience in project, accounts, or administrative support roles, with a focus on process improvement.
  • Ability to recognise and respond to sensitive Traditional Owner and stakeholder issues.
  • Experience in working in diverse and cross functional teams


We'd also love you to have:


  • Experience in working with First Nations People and liaising with Traditional Owner groups and their representatives
  • Experience in working in remote or rural environments


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 Friday 26th 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.

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.