Transmission Barehand Live Linesperson

Date:  9 Jul 2024

Brisbane, Virginia, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Operations
Req ID:  7493

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 a Transmission Barehand Live Linesperson, 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.
  • Available to you will be working a 9-day fortnight with RDOs every second week.
  • 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

Being one of our linespersons, you’ll help find clever solutions to interesting problems as you grow your skills every day. And you’ll do it with down-to-earth people who you’re proud to work with and get to know.


Here’s how:

Support Queensland's energy system transformation to create reliable, clean and affordable energy to power generations to come. Powerlink plays a critical role in this, and we invite you to join us on this exciting journey! 

  • Join our friendly and spirited field crews!
  • Working safely to perform critical maintenance, commissioning and project works
  • Resolve complex problems, and support the upgrade our network to deliver safe and reliable electricity to more than 5 million Queenslanders. 

If you are detail-oriented, enjoy being part of a team, and are looking for a role that gives you pride and satisfaction, then Powerlink is for you.


Your expertise


  • Qld Transmission linesperson electrical licence (or the ability to obtain one)
  • Current LVR & CPR Certification
  • High Risk Work Licence - Elevated Work Platform
  • A current ‘HR’ Class drivers licence
  • Dogging and advanced Rigging certificates are desirable.

Noting that Powerlink will support you in acquiring some of these on the job.


We’d also love you to have:

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain, construct and operate transmission line equipment rated up to 330 kV using live and de-energised techniques.
  • Experience in safely maintaining, constructing and operation of High Voltage equipment with a Transmission, Distribution or large-scale Contractor organisation.
  • The ability to travel to remote locations and work closely with team members, you also will enjoy variety in your work, complex problem solving, plus have a passion for providing high quality outcomes.
  • Distribution qualified linespersons can apply as we can assist in obtaining your Transmission licence

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 30 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.