Community Relations Advisor - Northern

Job Description

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 Community Relations 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.


  • Competitive remuneration package + 14.75% superannuation.
  • Additional leave purchasing
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave - at full or half pay
  • Hybrid, family-friendly flexible working arrangements including substitution of public holidays.
  • Salary packaging of novated lease vehicles
  • Health & wellbeing benefits, including corporate health plan with employee discounts, annual flu vaccinations.
  • Robust leadership development through integrated programs, fostering growth across all levels - including Women in Leadership.


Find a career that matters and lasts


As a Community Relations Advisor, you will have significant and active local community experience in North Queensland (Cairns, Townsville, Mackay etc), with strong connections and knowledge of local communities, landholders, stakeholders and social networks. For this regional based role, you will currently reside in, have extensive knowledge of, or have the ability to relocate/travel to the region where you will be Powerlink's local community relations representative. As a significant proportion of the role will involve on-site liaison with communities, landholders and other stakeholders, extensive time will be spent working in the field and it will be important for you to be able to travel to nearby regional communities, or to other locations to provide support where required.

You'll play you'll play a pivotal part in cultivating strong, sustainable relationships with local communities, stakeholders, and landholders. You will also:


  • Build and nurture respectful, cooperative relationships with communities and landholders, aligning with Powerlink's Community Engagement Strategy and Land Access Protocol.
  • Develop and implement targeted community relations strategies in collaboration with internal stakeholders to enhance relationships within operational regions.
  • Identify and address risks associated with community relations, land access, and stakeholder engagement through strategic planning and internal consultation.
  • Contribute to the development of standards and procedures supporting Powerlink's community relations framework, ensuring alignment with stakeholder needs.
  • Stay informed about best practices in community engagement, landholder relations, and land access, promoting these practices across the organization.
  • Represent Powerlink in community settings, advocating for community interests and fostering positive relationships.
The community you will join


You'll collaborate with passionate professionals who are committed to delivering reliable electricity transmission while fostering strong, sustainable relationships with local communities and stakeholders. Our culture values innovation, integrity, and collaboration, providing opportunities for growth and development in a supportive environment.

Your expertise


  • Degree in Environmental or Social Science, Communications, Engineering, or relevant discipline; or equivalent experience in community and/or stakeholder relations for infrastructure projects.
  • Experience with mentoring and guiding others in the technical and professional requirements of community and stakeholder relations.
  • Proven ability to build lasting relationships, negotiate effectively, and manage community issues on behalf of an organisation.
  • Experience with data management software, databases, and GIS systems.
  • Working knowledge of the legislative frameworks which underpin Powerlink's land acquisition and operations
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a wide range of environments, including remote or rural communities.
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 Sunday 28th 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.