Senior Spatial Specialist

Date:  1 Jul 2024

Brisbane, Bowen Hills, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Professional services
Req ID:  7454

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 Spatial 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


  • 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 and flexible working arrangements including substitution of public holidays.
  • 14.75% superannuation and 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 Spatial Specialist, you'll play a pivotal role in leading, managing and mentoring technical staff to achieve strategic outcomes aligned with Powerlink's spatial standards and procedures. This role will be integral in developing and maintaining spatial analysis and mapping products using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and related software. You will also:


  • Provide leadership and mentorship to Spatial Specialists and contractors to ensure adherence to technical standards and project frameworks.
  • Plan, manage, and execute technical spatial workloads to contribute to Powerlink's project portfolio.
  • Lead collaborative efforts to enhance Spatial Specialists' capabilities and foster a cohesive team environment.
  • Coordinate stakeholders to optimize spatial environments and meet stakeholder needs efficiently.
  • Champion the alignment with Enterprise Data Strategy and establish a Spatial Centre of Excellence.
  • Manage the production of data, visualizations, and analytics to best practice design principles.
  • Apply advanced spatial techniques and provide technical oversight for team projects.
  • Facilitate data and information outcomes as directed to support program delivery.


The community you will join


You'll work alongside talented individuals who are passionate about leveraging spatial technology to enhance operational efficiencies and meet the evolving needs of our stakeholders. Join us in driving impactful change within a supportive and forward-thinking environment.

Your expertise


  • Formal qualifications in Geographical Information Systems, Cartography, Spatial Information Science, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring capabilities.
  • Proven ability to plan, manage, and execute complex technical projects.
  • Proficiency in Geographical Information Systems and creating high-quality mapping products.
  • Expertise in spatial analysis workflows and solving business problems.
  • Experience in a utility/asset management industry is advantageous.


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 19th 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.


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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.