Project Management Standards Lead

Date:  1 Jul 2024

Brisbane, Virginia, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Professional services
Req ID:  7240

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 Management Standards Lead 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


  • Family friendly and flexible working arrangements.
  • Competitive remuneration package + 14.75% superannuation.
  • 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.

Find a career that matters and lasts


As a Project Management Standards Lead you will be responsible for the establishment and maturing of the divisional Business Management and Project Management Systems. 

⦁    Develop and embed the Project Management Framework, defining the project management requirements, deliverables and processes that identify, develop and safely deliver major projects throughout the lifecycle 
⦁    Ensuring divisional compliance with the underpinning management systems, playing a critical role in maintaining the divisional certification to ISO9001:2015 Quality Management Standard
⦁    Managing an expert team in the development and enhancement of the Major Projects process architecture and procedural documentation, governing the cross-functional project and business activities for the division and functional contributors to the Major Projects lifecycle 
⦁    Drive and champion new ways of operating, constructively challenge existing practices and translate these changes into the division and project lifecycle through leaders and teams 

The community you will join


Based in Bowen Hills, reporting into the Manager Assurance and Improvement, this role will lead an expert team to ensure these foundational systems are underpinned by a continuously improved suite of standards and frameworks, a comprehensive business process architecture and a procedural maturity that will enable Powerlink to efficiently and effectively deliver a portfolio on Major Projects.


Our Major Projects Office exists to manage the governance and controls that underpin the lifecycle of our large-scale projects - establishing our strategic aspiration to become a major developer that safely delivers complex and significant CAPEX projects over the next decade.

Your expertise


  • Relevant degree qualifications in engineering, project management, business or allied discipline
  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience in Business, Project or Quality Management Systems


We’d also love you to have:


  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor a diverse team on Project, Business and Quality Management Systems to build capability and achieve strategic and operational outcomes for Major Projects division.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the development, maintenance, and implementation of project, business and/or quality management systems (ISO accreditation) and frameworks in a large-scale, complex infrastructure environment.
  • Working knowledge of complex infrastructure projects with specific experience in the development and implementation of risk and project controls, leading to the implementation of effective project management systems

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 22nd 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.

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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.
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