First listed on: 16 February 2024

Senior Sustainability Advisor


Want to get stuck into cutting-edge projects that aren’t being delivered elsewhere in Queensland? Be the start of every possibility with Powerlink.

At Powerlink, every possibility starts with you

We believe life’s about possibilities. And so’s the future. 

That’s why we need you. As the Senior Sustainability Advisor, you’ll help us connect Queensland to an even brighter and more sustainable future, providing high voltage electricity to more than five million Queenslanders and 253,000 businesses. 
No matter your role, your work is about every light turned on. It’s every community connected and every future made possible. 

Together, we’re gearing up for an even brighter future, working at the heart of Queensland’s energy transformation. Now more than ever, we need people who want to help us grow our impact and ensure we’re ready to tackle the challenge of our lives. Join us and make it happen.

Find a career that matters and lasts

As the Senior Sustainability Advisor, you’ll play a key role in promoting excellence in sustainability outcomes through the development and implementation of programs and projects that align with Powerlink’s strategic direction. 

Working closely with the Manager, Environment – you’ll identify sustainability related issues and partner closely with both internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement sustainability policies, strategies, and action plans to deliver climate change and sustainability outcomes, ensuring alignment with the broader organisational strategy. 

A key part of your role will be providing advice and input into the ongoing development, maintenance and improvement of Powerlink’s HSE Management System to ensure effective delivery of processes and procedures which meet legislative requirements. 

Utilising your expertise, you will explore new and innovative opportunities to support the HSE Strategy and lead the delivery of various sustainability initiatives, ensuring they are successfully embedded across the business, and that systems and processes remain fit-for-purpose and up-to-date.

What you’ll bring

  • Degree level qualifications in Environmental or Sustainability fields or a lesser qualification coupled with equivalent experience.
  • Open C-class drivers licence (manual).
  • Formal internal audit qualifications (e.g. IS14001) and experience in delivering formal HSE audits.

We’d also love you to have:

  • Experience in an environmental role within the Construction and/or Electricity Industries.
  • Previous experience in environmental sustainability, nature resource management or similar transferable skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively build relationships with stakeholders, both internal and external. 
  • Extensive experience in designing, developing and delivering environmental sustainability management process, systems strategies and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and in a team environment.

What matters most is your drive to make an impact for the millions of people we serve. Through our core values of accountability, customer service, teamwork and safety, you’ll strive to question and challenge the ordinary every day.

Why Powerlink?

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.

You’ll also enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Family, friendly and flexible working arrangements.
  • Available to you will be working a 9-day fortnight with RDO’s every second week.
  • Competitive remuneration package + 12.75% superannuation.

Be the start of every possibility

There’s so much opportunity for you to grab here. If this role sounds like it would suit you, we want to hear from you!

To apply, please click on the Apply button above. This will take you to our careers page, where you’ll start the application process by attaching your resume and cover letter. Application close midnight Sunday 3rd March 2024. Kindly be aware that the Recruitment team will commence the review process during this period.

If you’d like to find out more about this position, please reach out to our recruitment team at 

At Powerlink, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and harness the unique talents, perspectives and experiences of all people. 

Throughout the recruitment process, we provide support for candidates to ensure nobody is disadvantaged. Please tell us about any adjustments, support or access requirements that may help make the recruitment process more inclusive. You are also welcome to share your pronouns with us at any point throughout the process.

Powerlink is a Veteran-Friendly Employer. We recognise the significant skills and value, and Veterans can bring, and ensure Veterans have equal opportunity in gaining employment with us. If you’re a Veteran, feel free to let us know in your application or reach out to find out how we can support you. 

As part of the recruitment process, the successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include, but are not limited to reference checks, criminal background checks, right to work eligibility, verification of academic qualifications, and bankruptcy check.

We’re proud to be a Circle Back Initiative Employer and commit to respond to every applicant. 

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