Corporate Lawyer

Date:  24 Jun 2024

Brisbane, Virginia, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time or Part time
Category:  Professional services
Req ID:  7450

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 Corporate Lawyer 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.


  • Flexible working arrangements including part time or 9 day fortnights are available
  • Virginia office with onsite parking, cafeteria & gym
  • 14.75% superannuation and salary packaging of novated lease vehicles

Find a career that matters and lasts


Powerlink is the electricity transmission network service provider dedicated to delivering reliable, safe, and sustainable electricity to Queenslanders. We are seeking an exceptional Corporate Lawyer with expertise in work health & safety and ideally electrical safety, employment and industrial relations law to join our legal team. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in a critical sector of the energy industry.


In this role you will;


  • Independently manage assigned legal matters or coordinate with Powerlink’s legal panel under the guidance of senior lawyers
  • Collaborate with customers to ensure practical and effective instructions to panel lawyers
  • Oversee the provision of legal advice, ensuring it meets internal customer requirements in terms of timeliness, practicality, and cost-effectiveness
  • Stay informed of legislative, litigation/regulatory and commercial developments, providing insights on significant matters
  • Strategically manage litigation or potential litigation to secure the best commercial and legal outcomes for Powerlink
  • Engage with the Executive team, Board members, managers, team leaders, staff, external legal advisers, electricity industry entities, regulatory bodies, government agencies, local government bodies, and contractors as required

Your expertise


You might be looking to make the move from an external law firm or already have in-house experience. What is most important is your eagerness to be involved in contributing to the transition to Queensland’s renewable energy future. 


You will have;


  • Bachelor of Law and a current QLS Practicing Certificate
  • In depth knowledge in one or more areas of law: work health and safety, electrical safety and industrial relations, general commercial, construction, project finance, National Electricity Law and Rules
  • Experience in working within the energy sector, Government Owned Corporation or within infrastructure is advantageous
  • Experience in providing expert and independent legal advice directly to relevant managers and employees under the guidance of Legal Counsel and Senior Corporate Lawyers
  • Strong negotiation skills, capable of persuasively and effectively reaching agreements
  • Understanding of the public sector, including regulatory agencies administering legislation impacting the corporation

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 14th of 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.