First listed on: 29 March 2024

 Telecommunications Engineer


At Powerlink, every possibility starts with you

As a Telecommunications Engineer, 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.  

  • Free undercover secure parking, with access to onsite charging stations for electric vehicles.
  • Onsite cafeteria and gym facilities.
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave – at full or half pay.? 
  • Hybrid, family-friendly flexible working arrangements including substitution of public holidays.
  • 12.75% superannuation and salary packaging of novated lease vehicles.
  • Health & wellbeing benefits, including corporate health plan with employee discounts, annual flu vaccinations. 

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.

Find a career that matters and lasts

As a Telecommunications Engineer, you’ll be part of a multidisciplinary team - responsible for designs of commercial and operational telecommunication systems and services needed to support the critical Queensland HV transmission network.

You’ll undertake the telecommunications design role on allocated projects, mainly in the areas of multiplexing systems (SDH, PDH, DWDM) , MPLS-TP, fibre optic, protection signalling, microwave, mobile radio and power line carrier.

Part of the role will also see you develop technical scope of works, analyse tenders and manage external design partners, as well as developing design estimates for assigned projects and tasks. 

The community you will join:

You’ll join a diverse and supportive team that values collaboration and innovation in everything we do. You’ll have the opportunity to further grow your skills with mentoring, knowledge sharing and regularly engaging with stakeholders across the business. 

Your expertise

  • You will have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Electronic, or Telecommunications Engineering and be eligible for Registration with the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (RPEQ)
  • Knowledge on PDH, SDH, and DWDM multiplexing systems, fibre optics, microwave and mobile radio, voice systems, protection signalling and power line carrier systems.
  • You will have the demonstrated ability to operate in a design role in the practical application of telecommunications design.

We’d also love you to have:

  • Knowledge and/or qualifications relating to IT infrastructure (IT hardware, routers, LAN/WAN design etc).

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 7th April 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.  

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