Senior Cyber Security Specialist

Brisbane, Australia
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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.


Life at Powerlink

As the Senior Operational Technology Cyber Security Specialist 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.

  • Family friendly and flexible working arrangements.
  • Health & wellbeing benefits, including corporate health plan with employee discounts, annual flu vaccinations.
  • Powerlink offers robust leadership development through integrated programs, fostering growth across all levels.


Find a career that matters and lasts

As a Senior Operational Technology Cyber Security Specialist you'll be at the forefront of protecting our critical operational technology environment, ensuring that Powerlink and its customers enjoy uninterrupted service 24/7. Your expertise will be pivotal in identifying and managing cyber security risks, fostering awareness, and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.

You will play a pivotal role in fostering collaboration across diverse teams and stakeholders. By cultivating strong relationships, you'll provide expert cyber security advice that not only safeguards our operations but also ensures mutual business success. Your ability to bridge gaps and communicate effectively will be essential in aligning cyber security strategies with overarching business goals.


In addition to proactive relationship-building, you'll take charge of Situational Awareness activities, maintaining a deep understanding of our Operational Technology Environment. By staying vigilant and informed, you'll anticipate potential threats and vulnerabilities, enabling pre-emptive measures to protect our critical infrastructure.

By staying proactive and responsive, you'll ensure that team objectives are not only met but exceeded, driving excellence in cyber security practices across the organisation.


The community you will join:

Based in our Virginia office, reporting into the OT Cyber Security Team Leader, be part of a dedicated group safeguarding critical infrastructure. Together, we cultivate a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous learning, ensuring the highest standards of cyber security. With a focus on innovation and proactive defence, we're committed to protecting our operations and ensuring uninterrupted service for our customers.


Your expertise:

  • Degree level qualifications in Engineering, or Information Technology; or significant professional experience in relevant cyber security fields;
  • Cyber security industry accreditations (e.g.: CISSP, CEH, CISM, CISA, GIAC).


We’d also love you to have:

  • Proven ability to perform in-depth analysis of advanced threats, including log correlations, static and dynamic analysis, reverse engineering and network forensics.
  • Proven ability to support investigation & resolution of incidents and breaches from a range of security incidents and disciplines.
  • Demonstrated hands on experience with the following: UNIX/Linux based operating systems; Windows based operating systems, virtual environments, IP network security, endpoint security, system forensic and analysis tools such as Splunk.
  • Considerable demonstrated ability to participate in medium to large scale Information/Operational Technology solution integration projects.


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 Thursday the 30th of May, 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 [email protected].

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.  As a Veteran-Friendly Employer, we value the skills Veterans bring and ensure equal opportunities. Let us know if you're a Veteran for tailored support.
Successful applicants will undergo necessary pre-employment checks. As advocates of the Circle Back initiative, we pledge to respond to all applications promptly.