Safety Advisor

Date:  7 Jul 2024

Brisbane, Virginia, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Professional services
Req ID:  7471

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 Safety Advisor, 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.
  • Onsite cafeteria offering quality food at subsidised prices & access to onsite gym facility 
  • Additional leave purchasing 
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave – at full or half pay  
  • Powerlink offers robust leadership development through integrated programs, fostering growth across all levels.

Find a career that matters and lasts

As a Safety Advisor, you have the chance to join our team and contribute to enhancing workplace safety. This role offers the opportunity to assess our effectiveness in managing critical risks, improve work design, and help remove operational constraints, ultimately making a tangible impact to the Safety of Work.

In this position, you will provide high-quality, innovative, and customer-focused safety support across various construction projects, operations, and maintenance activities in Southern Queensland. You'll have the autonomy to influence and drive positive changes on the frontline, ensuring safety remains a top priority.

Drawing on your expertise, you will offer specialised advice encompassing all facets of safety management, including compliance with legislative requirements and effective risk management. Your insights will be instrumental in shaping and maintaining our HSE Management System, fostering continuous improvement in safety practices.

This role also presents opportunities to apply contemporary safety methodologies such as Safety Differently, Human & Organisational Performance (HOP), and Learning Teams, further enhancing our approach to safety management. An Electrical Trade. or Electrical industry experience would be beneficial but is not a requirement. 

The community you will join

Based in Brisbane, you will join a team of dedicated Safety Advisors, all under the leadership of the Regional Safety Lead for Southern Queensland. This collaborative environment offers the opportunity to work closely with experienced professionals, contributing to a unified approach in ensuring safety excellence across our operations.

Your expertise

  • A personal approach to safety and an ability to engage with all levels of the organisation.
  • Curiosity about learning from everyday work through positive interactions with frontline teams.
  • Diploma level qualification in a field of safety studies or lesser qualification coupled with significant experience.
  • Formal investigation qualification or experience in contemporary event learning approaches such as Learning Teams.
  • Internal audit qualifications and experience in delivering safety audits.
  • Ability to organise and manage competing demands and priorities.


We’d also love you to have:

  • Electrical Trade qualifications (e.g. Linesman, Electrical Fitter/Mechanic).
  • Experience in a safety role within the Construction and/or Electrical Industries.

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 the 22nd 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.