Project Administrator

Date:  9 Jul 2024

Brisbane, Bowen Hills, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Professional services
Req ID:  7481

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 Project Administrator, 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.


You'll enjoy a range of benefits including:-


  • 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.
  • Competitive salary package with 14.75% superannuation 
  • Novated leasing agreements available and 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.

Find a career that matters and lasts


We need your experience in Major Projects Administration to help deliver this flagship QLD energy infrastructure project.


As a Project Administrator, you’ll provide major project administration assistance and help develop 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 will deliver effective and accurate project data and information processing support.
  • You will assist in the development and ongoing maintenance of processes to ensure all project activities are carried out in accordance with relevant procedures and guidelines.
  • You deliver timely and quality administrative services tailored to the division’s needs, including tasks such as travel arrangements, meeting coordination, invoice handling and information proofreading.
  • You will provide project administration support to our project team, facilitating the achievement of key project milestones.


In this role, your success will be driven by your ability to solve project delivery issues, prioritising safety, quality and efficiency, while maintaining accurate and organised project documentation.

The community you will join


The Project Administrator role will be based in our CopperString project office in Bowen Hills. CopperString 2032 is the largest ever economic development project in North Queensland, and one of the largest expansions to the power grid in Australia. The CopperString project will increase the transmission capacity to 500kV and build 840 kilometres of transmission line from just south of Townsville in the Burdekin region to Mount Isa. This project will further unlock the renewable energy potential of this region. 

Your expertise


You will have knowledge and experience in administration support in a project management environment in the Electricity Supply Industry or similar technical environment, supported by:

  • Certificate or higher level of qualification in Business Administration, Accounting, Project Management or Financial Administration, or ideally an Associate Diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced skills in the use of business systems such as SAP, Microsoft Office and Objective.

We’d also love you to have:

  • Showcase a high level of reporting and analytical abilities, including the capacity to extract and analyse data from a range of business systems.
  • The ability to self-manage and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

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, 21 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.