Project Approvals Specialist

Date:  4 Jul 2024

Brisbane, Bowen Hills, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Professional services
Req ID:  7462

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 Approvals Specialist, you will 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 also 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.
⦁    14.75% superannuation and 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.
⦁    Additional leave purchasing and 14 weeks paid parental leave – at full or half pay.  


Find a career that matters and lasts


The purpose of the Project Approvals Specialist is to provide subject matter advice and expertise in relation to projects and the associated approvals such as Ministerial Infrastructure Designations, town planning and environmental approvals, for the delivery, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of Powerlink’s infrastructure and assets.  


Here's how:


⦁    Provide expert and professional advice relating to project and land approvals matters, including town planning and environment.
⦁    Provide strategic and solution orientated advice regarding the approvals processes where required.
⦁    Actively monitor external regulatory frameworks and managing engagement with external parties.
⦁    Co-ordinate external specialist consultancy advice for projects including environmental studies and corridor selection.
⦁    Lead the delivery of advice, analysis and reviews on complex statutory planning proposals.


The community you will join


Based in Bowen Hills, you will join a high performing team that proactively engages with landholders, developers and other key community stakeholders to ensure we can continue to safely and reliably operate and maintain our network. You will help provide advice 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. 

Your expertise


⦁    Degree level qualification in Town Planning, Environment or relevant field.
⦁    Proven experience working in a similar or related role.
⦁    Advanced knowledge and experience in Environmental approvals, Planning regulatory approvals, relevant legislation and Acts.
⦁    Demonstrated track record of strategic land use planning and Land Use Planning policies, legislation and procedures
⦁    Demonstrated ability to lead and develop strategic property objectives and project plans based on relevant inputs including external scans and vision/strategy material.
⦁    Strong stakeholder engagement communication and interpersonal skills 

We’d also love you to have:


⦁    Certified/registered practicing planner or similar professional would be desired.
⦁    Significant experience in property, property management, or a related discipline related to the energy sector 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 Thursday, 18 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.