General Manager Network Portfolio

Date:  8 Jul 2024
Location: 

Brisbane, Virginia, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Professional services
Req ID:  7491

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 transition. 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.

With a view to further develop an engaged, innovative and sustainable business, we are now seeking an experienced General Manager, Network Portfolio to join our Network and Business Development senior leadership team. This role will lead the Portfolio Planning and Optimisation, Network and Alternate Solutions and Network Customers Solutions teams to develop an optimised portfolio of solutions for our network.

Your work with us is about every light turned on, every community connected, and every future made possible

  • Competitive remuneration package, offering performance pay bonus and 12.75% Superannuation.
  • Hybrid, family-friendly and flexible working arrangements including substitution of public holidays
  • Salary packaging of novated lease vehicles
  • Health & wellbeing benefits, including corporate health plan with employee discounts
  • Powerlink offers comprehensive leadership development through integrated programs, fostering growth across all levels.

Find a career that matters and lasts

As the General Manager Network Portfolio, you will lead and manage the Portfolio Planning and Optimisation, Network and Alternate Solutions and Network Customers Solutions teams. You will develop and implement strategies according to organisational objectives to manage the assessment, prioritisation and governance of our infrastructure related expenditure.  


Reporting directly to the Executive GM Network and Business Development, this role carries out critical responsibilities that are pivotal to Powerlink’s success. 

Specifically you will:

 

  • Role-model key leadership behaviours and build a high-performance culture within the division
  • Lead the network portfolio function, ensuring that all contributions to organisational priorities and service obligations to stakeholders are fulfilled 
  • Prepare long term strategic network related capital and operating expenditure forecasts and provide asset management oversight of current network expenditure
  • Lead and coordinate the development of Powerlink's future Portfolio Plan to ensure that the forward work plan is communicated within the business and achieves safe, cost effective and reliable delivery of electricity transmission services 
  • Oversee the systems for portfolio management of operating and capital projects including reviewing the sequencing and priority of projects, refurbishments and maintenance
  • Apply appropriate governance and oversee the development of proposals, co-ordination of estimates, preparation of business cases and approval documentation, including preparation of Board papers if required, to deliver overall optimal portfolio value 
  • Lead the development of documentation as required or appropriate, including the Portfolio Plan, the Asset Management Plan, the Transmission Annual Planning Report, area plans and the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission

 

An integral member of the Network and Business Development (NBD) leadership team, you will support the Executive GM NBD in achieving the division’s direction through the delivery of strategic priorities. 
 

Your expertise

Professional engineering qualifications will be complemented by your high level of personal drive, resilience, and commitment to deliver sustainable outcomes. You will have significant experience in leading large diverse teams of professional and technical individuals.  

With proven capability to lead teams within a major business function, you will demonstrate expertise in developing network plans and major project portfolio coordination of capital and operating project approvals.

You will enjoy collaborating closely with senior leadership to align workforce planning with future divisional needs.  Your dedication to fostering a culture of development will be evident as you strive to enhance employee engagement, capability, and ultimately, cultivate a high-performing group ethos.

You are open and adept at working at both the strategic and operational levels, with the ability to translate business strategy into operational plans, ensuring that planning demonstrates measurable, cost-effective delivery of key outcomes and clear alignment to strategic goals.

What matters most is your drive to make an impact for the millions of people we serve. Through our core values of accountability, customer service, teamwork, and safety, you’ll strive to question and challenge the ordinary every day.

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 4th of August 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 recruitment@powerlink.com.au.

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.

 

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.