Communication and Control Technician

Date:  3 Apr 2024

Gladstone, QLD, AU

Work type:  Permanent - Full Time
Category:  Operations
Req ID:  7093

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

We have multiple Gladstone & Townsville based roles


What we offer:

  • Family friendly and flexible working arrangements.
  • Available to you will be working a 9-day fortnight with RDOs every second week.
  • Competitive remuneration package + 12.75% superannuation
  • Generous Relocation packages for families to any part of Greater Brisbane, Gladstone OR Townsville
  • Powerlink offers robust leadership development through integrated programs, fostering growth across all levels.
  • Opportunities to travel across the state of Queensland working in different locations throughout the year

The community you will join:

As a Communications and Control technician based in Gladstone OR Townsville, you will be joining a supportive and collaborative team, working on exciting projects with the latest technology. Within the Secondary Systems team, your role will involve working throughout the state of Queensland, operating, maintaining and upgrading our transmission network. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of cutting edge protection systems and primary plant infrastructure, supported by industry leading transmission and technical training and support. The role involves installing, testing, commissioning and fault finding complex electrical, logical and HV systems



Your expertise:

You enjoy continual learning, working in a supportive and collaborative team environment, are highly accountable, take pride in providing a quality service and have a keen interest in working on technologically advanced systems
Bring your experience and knowledge of; maintenance, testing and commissioning of multiplexer systems (PDH, SDH, and DWDM), MPLS-TP, fibre optic, and microwave radio
Testing and commissioning of associated Control and SCADA systems, in the field or test centre environment; automated and microprocessor controlled test instruments; and analysing and fault finding on complex electrical circuitry and schemes.


  • An Electronics and Communications or Electrical Trade Certificate, with a QLD Electrical or Restricted Electrical Licence, or the ability to obtain one prior to commencement
  • Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent
  • A current ‘C' Class drivers licence
  • Restricted Electrical Licence
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyse and fault find on complex electrical circuitry and schemes
  • Demonstrated high quality communication skills in a technical environment
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare technical reports and work procedures

If you do not already hold an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma in a related Electrical Engineering field, it is expected that you have significant progress towards one and continue to undertake studies to achieve or be willing to obtain. Powerlink will support you toward achieving this!


  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of telecommunications in a field environment.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of IP networks, High voltage primary plant, and high voltage communications in the field


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 26th 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.

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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.
Successful applicants will undergo necessary pre-employment checks. As advocates of the Circle Back initiative, we pledge to respond to all applications promptly.