Network Access Specialist

Date:  2 Apr 2024

Brisbane, Virginia, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Operations
Req ID:  7180

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 Network Access 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.  


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 an RDO every second week.
  • Competitive remuneration package + 12.75% superannuation.
  • Free undercover secure parking, with access to onsite charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Onsite cafeteria offering quality food at subsidised prices and access to the onsite gym facility 
  • 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 Network Access Specialist position is to provide technical support in the provision of access to Powerlink Networks, supporting real time network operations.

Here's how: 


  • Directly support the 24/7 Control Room Team through the creation of high quality switching sheets (operating instructions) associated with planned and unplanned outage coordination of Powerlink’s transmission network  
  • Strategically prioritise network access requirements ensuring safety, efficiency, operational best practice and customer needs are met 
  • Build and maintain effective internal and external relationships, providing advice and support for outage coordination for Powerlink’s transmission network.  
  • Great progression opportunities within the role and within the broader real-time network operations teams. 

Your expertise

⦁    Advanced Diploma (AQF6) in Electrical Engineering or, a lesser electrical qualification coupled with significant experience in HV transmission network environments 
⦁    High Voltage accreditations such as Outage Coordinator, Switching Sheet (Operating Instructions) Writer/Checker and/or Field Switching and Access roles.


We’d also love you to have

⦁    Knowledge of Safe Access to High Voltage Electrical Apparatus for the purpose of preparing, writing, checking and authorising network access works packages.  
⦁    Understanding of National Electricity Rules, the Electricity Act and Regulations, and other relevant legislation.  
⦁    Proven experience working with transmission networks, its elements and protection schemes.  
⦁    Demonstrated ability to take action to meet deadlines and changes in priorities.  
⦁    Demonstrated ability to provide solutions to complex technical HV access challenges with a quality focus, whilst applying careful attention to detail to ensure conformance, safety, and optimisation of network access services.  
⦁    Demonstrated technical expertise to ensure the safety and security of our people and power system
⦁    Professional values around teamwork, accountability, safety and customer focus

⦁    Ability to embrace change and innovation, to support the transition to a new energy future and network

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, 28th April, 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


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.