First listed on: 02 May 2022

 Indigenous Partnerships Advisor


About the role

It is an exciting time to be part of the energy industry and especially at Powerlink, as we help shape the renewable energy transformation in Queensland and Australia. As part of this, we are delivering a number of major projects, including renewable energy developments, across Queensland. 

In this newly created role, you will work to ensure that our projects can proceed with awareness, respect and the correct consideration of the Traditional owners of the land on which our projects traverse. 

Collaborating with First Nations stakeholders you will be responsible for the development and delivery of strategies and plans related to Indigenous and non-Indigenous heritage management and native title. 

You will drive the development of new initiatives and opportunities for First Nations partnerships for training, employment and subcontracting opportunities for First Nations communities.

You will spend a considerable amount of time on working at our project and business locations throughout Queensland and need to drive an off road 4-wheel drive. 

Your role plays a part in helping to connect Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, as well as being an important contributor to our RAP principles and goals.

About You

You have established and strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and associated government departments. Your strong knowledge and passion for cultural heritage, Native Title and landholder issues has been utilised in a previous role to deliver community centred outcomes. 

You can demonstrate previous successful consultations and negotiations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, stakeholders and landowners, that included_ development proposals and drafting and implementing agreements.

Your qualifications will include a degree in archaeology, anthropology, social science or environmental science or related.

Importantly, you deeply resonate with the values that are the core of our business: Teamwork; Safety; Accountability and Customer.

About Powerlink

Powerlink is a leading Australian provider of electricity transmission services, delivering safe, cost effective and reliable solutions. Our purpose is to connect Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, providing electricity to five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses. 

Our people strategy focuses on balanced leadership, values diverse backgrounds and fosters a culture of inclusion.

At Powerlink, we are an equal opportunity employer and proud to be a Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women. We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

In 2021, we launched our first Reconciliation Action Plan ~ Reflect, which formalised  our commitment to our continued commitment and focus to supporting respect, understanding and reconciliation between peoples of Australia.

What next?

Please “Apply Now" with a current resume and cover letter outlining your motivations for this role.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Applications close: May 22 2022, however we will be assessing applications as they are receiving and interviewing suitable candidates before the closing date.

For more information or a copy of the PD, please contact Lorrae Carr - Senior Recruitment Advisor at

We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and this position is intended to improve the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the electrical transmission industry and as such will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD). 

Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people is an important part of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). 

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