First listed on: 16 February 2024

OT Network Cyber Security Specialist


See yourself as an OT Cyber Security Specialist ensuring the safe and secure operation of Critical National Infrastructure? 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 an OT Cyber Security Specialist, 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 working at the heart of Queensland’s energy transformation. Now more than ever, we need people who want to help us deliver the new energy future 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 an OT Cyber Security Specialist 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:

  • Develop and maintain constructive working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, support the risk culture within the OT Services team and actively contribute in executing risk assessments
  • Monitor and maintain situational awareness activities for the OT environment
  • Undertake cyber security incident response activities for OT Systems as needed
  • Support the OT teams to determine security requirements for network technologies being used by projects and assess the operational security on-boarding requirements for specific projects and technologies
  • Support the management of systems and application patching and firmware management of systems, performing risk and regular vulnerability assessments of the environment and any new equipment, versions or design changes
  • Provide input and recommendations for design standards & asset investigations for substation design and architecture decisions, identifying security control gaps in proposed architectural designs

What you’ll bring

  • Degree level qualifications in Engineering, Science or Information Technology with proven experience in security operations or lower-level qualifications combined with significant professional experience in relevant cyber security fields.
  • Cyber security industry accreditations e.g.: CISSP, GIAC, Security+, MCSE, Linux Security.
  • Demonstrated experience in securing IT/OT systems including providing advice on cyber security protection, detection, and response and recovery activities.
  • Skilled at performing analysis of threats, including log correlations, static and dynamic analysis, reverse engineering and network forensics.
  • Skilled at resolving cyber security incidents and implementing systems to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Demonstrated hands on experience with IP networking cyber security tools such as Next Generation Firewalls, Network IDS/IPS and network traffic-based anomaly systems.

We’d also love you to have:

  • Knowledge of IT Service Management e.g. ITIL Certification

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 including flexible hours of work, work from home, remote working and option to work 9 or 10-day fortnight
  • Free undercover parking and charging stations for electric vehicles with onsite gymnasium
  • Ongoing learning & development opportunities within a supportive and inclusive environment
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave – at full or half pay
  • Access to Powerlink’s Social Club 
  • Novated leasing options

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. Applications close Sunday 3rd March. 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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