First listed on: 03 August 2017

Project Manager Commissioning Manager - Permanent Full Time opportunity


Powerlink Queensland is a government-owned corporation that owns, operates, develops and maintains the high voltage electricity transmission network across Queensland. Our vision is that we are a safe, commercial and performance focused organisation that creates and delivers valued outcomes. Our mission is to responsibly deliver transmission services that are valued by consumers, customers and the National Electricity Market. We have a talented workforce that is empowered to continue improving our already vibrant workplace culture and environment. We place high importance on our people, the environment, working safely and delivering high performance outcomes through behaving in a way that is safe, respectful, proactive, ethical and cooperative – Powerlink’s corporate values.

The Opportunity

Powerlink has an opportunity for a motivated and experienced individual to join our Delivery and Technical Solutions Division in a Permanent, Full-Time Project Manager Commissioning Manager role.

The purpose of the Project Manager Commissioning Manager position is to provide project management and commissioning expertise for Powerlink projects, planning and managing allocated HV network engineering projects, as well testing and commissioning activities across the wider project lifecycle in order to deliver all allocated projects successfully.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead a multidisciplinary project team and be accountable for carrying out all of the duties of a Project -and Commissioning Manager for those projects that are specifically allocated;
  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects with varying complexity with a primary focus on the more technically orientated High Voltage network projects;
  • Develop, implement and manage the project plan as well as the commissioning plan of complex projects and/or a mix of multiple projects in a region across transmission lines, substations, secondary systems and communications, to ensure the project delivery meets the needs of the business;
  • Ensure that all projects are carried out in accordance with Powerlink’s project management and commissioning standards, policies and practices, particularly those relating to Safety, Environmental, Cultural Heritage, Purchasing and Contract Administration.

Role Requirements

To be successful in this role the applicant will require Tertiary qualifications in an engineering- or a related discipline or an equivalent competency in an engineering or construction discipline supported by the demonstrated capability to manage high voltage network engineering projects, including the construction stages and activities as well as the demonstrated experience in successfully commissioning high voltage assets. You will need to demonstrate an expert level of experience working in a high voltage environment, particularly lines and/or substations, secondary systems (control, metering and protection) and / or telecommunications, managing and performing testing and commissioning including OSTRAC and Outage Management qualifications.

To Apply

To apply for this position please click on the 'Apply' button and upload your application, consisting of an updated resume and a cover letter. Applications will close at midnight 11.55 pm, Sunday, 13 August 2017. All applications will be reviewed after this date. Please monitor your email for any further communication.

For further information please review the position description below:

170727 Position Description - DTS - Project Manager Commissioning Manager - July 2017.pdf

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