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Date:  12-Nov-2021

Brisbane, Virginia, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Professional services
Req ID:  2627

Job Summary


Working with subject matter experts in the transmission industry to connect Queenslanders to a world class energy future Powerlink Queensland is offering rewarding career opportunities for experienced estimators in High Voltage electrical systems in a permanent, full time position. In this dynamic role you will support the delivery of a large portfolio of high voltage infrastructure projects and:


  • Develop optimized estimates for customers to support our project delivery
  • Ensure appropriate estimating and project costing governance and controls
  • Lead the development of concept and end to end project estimates in a small but dedicated team of estimating professionals

About the role


  • Perform project cost estimating for complex Multi-disciplinary, high value HV transmission infrastructure projects 
  • Research, analysis and comparison of project costs and investigate alternative options.
  • Develop estimate submissions for review panels, using appropriate communication and negotiation skills.
  • Develop and provide advice on estimating model maintenance and the optimisation of our estimating system.
  • Analyse situations from multiple perspectives and deliver pragmatic and commercially sound solutions

About you


You will have:


  • Significant demonstrated experience working as an estimator ideally on EHV/HV infrastructure projects
  • Substantial skill in the use of spreadsheets, project software and data base applications in the creation of quality and timely estimates.
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven ability to prioritise delivery and work at speed in a project team to achieve deadlines in a commercial environment.
  • Degree level qualifications in Engineering (Electrical or Civil), Construction Management or Quantity Surveying or lesser level qualification in a relevant discipline if coupled with significant experience in estimating systems (Success Enterprises or Genesis or similar). 

What next?


This is a great opportunity to be involved in the achievement of real business outcomes in a dynamic project team environment. If you believe you meet the above requirements and can achieve strong commercial and delivery focussed outcomes for our Project teams, please click on the "Apply" button below. 


Applications close Midnight Sunday 28 November 2021. Please monitor your e-mail regarding communication on progress of your application.

A merit based selection process will be conducted following your application to select successful applicants. To facilitate the recruitment process shortlisted applicants will be required to participate in relevant recruitment activities and assessments within a short timeframe. This might include a criminal history check.

For further information about this opportunity contact Klaas van Noord from Powerlink’s recruitment team on kvannoor@powerlink.com.au.

Why Powerlink


We provide our employees with a challenging and rewarding career path that encourages innovation, professional development and career progression. Besides offering you an attractive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements (9- or 10-day fortnight) and additional benefits, such as onsite gym and cafeteria and free parking we pride ourselves on providing you with a stable, social and supportive work environment based in our Virginia based corporate head office.

Relocation assistance is provided to eligible applicants. 

About Powerlink


Powerlink is a leading Australian provider of electricity transmission services, delivering safe, cost effective and reliable solutions. Our purpose is to connect Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, providing electricity to five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses.


Our people strategy focuses on balanced leadership, values diverse backgrounds and fosters a culture of inclusion.


At Powerlink, we are an equal opportunity employer and proud to be a Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women.


If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.