Senior Asset Performance Engineer

Virginia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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At Powerlink, every possibility starts with you

We reckon life’s about possibilities. And so is the future.

That’s why we need you. As Senior Asset Performance Engineer, you’ll help us connect Queensland to an even brighter and more sustainable future, providing high voltage electricity to over five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses. No matter your role, your work is about every light turned on. Its 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 a Senior Asset Performance Engineer you’ll help create 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:

Reporting to the Asset Performance Team Leader, you’ll provide expert technical support and drive continuous improvement practices by undertaking proactive and predictive monitoring and analysis of asset condition and the co-ordination of significant investigations into plant and equipment failure or malfunction;

  • Provide advice in the areas of asset condition and performance, maintenance practices, assessment and mitigation of risk relating to HV plant, transmission lines, secondary systems and digital networks.
  • Lead, perform and approve technical and failure investigations in the areas of HV plant, transmission lines, secondary systems and digital networks.
  • Develop, review and implement robust fit for purpose systems and methodologies to be used by Powerlink and Maintenance Service Providers (MSP’s) to ensure safe and effective operation and maintenance of Powerlink substation, transmission line, secondary system and digital networks.
  • Develop standards and technical strategies for all HV transmission and digital network asset types which align with the corporation’s overall strategies and policies.
  • Undertake Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) approval of various documents.


What you’ll bring

  • A Bachelor of Electrical, Electrical and Computing or Mechatronics Engineering
  • RPEQ
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the design, maintenance and construction of HV transmission assets including associated secondary systems and digital networks.
  • Demonstrated ability to expertly analyse plant and equipment failures, design faults and asset condition monitoring data.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply advanced engineering knowledge relating to the operation and performance of HV substations, transmission lines, secondary systems and digital networks.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply working knowledge of progressive asset monitoring concepts and principles to make relevant information available to the business using contemporary methods.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of relevant legislative requirements (Electricity Act, Workplace Health and Safety Act, Environmental Protection Act, etc.) and the practical application.


What matters most is your drive to make and 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 that there are 3 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, green energy future.
  • Unique work and the chance to grow: You’ll 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:

  • 14 weeks paid parental leave - at full or half pay
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Substitution of Public Holidays and flexible working options
  • Free undercover parking and charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Access to a corporate health plan with employee discounts and annual flu vaccination
  • Onsite gym facilities

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 Monday 25th September. 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.

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 checks.

We’re proud to be a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer, and commit to respond to every applicant.