Marinus Link delivers new jobs in Gippsland

November 5th, 2021

Category: Media releases, News

Marinus Link, one of the nation’s most significant energy infrastructure projects, announced today it has begun recruiting in Victoria’s Gippsland region for local employees who want to make a difference to Australia’s renewable energy future.

Applications opened today for new jobs in Gippsland that will play an integral role in the development of Marinus Link, a key transmission project that connects Tasmania to mainland Australia, unlocking low-cost, reliable and clean renewable generation and storage.

Marinus Link is looking for local employees who value collaboration, diversity and inclusivity and are passionate about renewable energy now and into the future. As a first step of the project’s development in Victoria, it is recruiting for five major Gippsland based roles, including:

  • Regional Engagement Manager
  • Regional Engagement Specialist
  • Land Access & Acquisition Manager
  • Land Access & Acquisition Specialist
  • Office Coordinator

Job advertisements have been listed on LinkedIn and SEEK with applications open until 14 November.

Marinus Link Head of Stakeholder Relations, Environment & Land, Benjamin White said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to live and work in Gippsland and play a critical role in a project of both national and international significance.

“We’re looking for people to join our growing team who are passionate about building a clean energy future and contributing to the growth and prosperity of regional Victoria and Tasmania.

“These roles will work closely with the Gippsland community to support local skills, local jobs and local people.

“The successful candidates will form the core team engaging with landholders, local business, energy providers, all levels of government, schools and education providers, community groups and the general public.

“If you’re ready to make a real and lasting difference I encourage you to apply.”

The five roles are offered full time until the end of 2023 and will be based in the LaTrobe Valley, with flexible working arrangements available.

Mr White also announced that Jane Leslie has been appointed as Marinus Link’s first Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) Independent Chairperson for Gippsland.

Ms Leslie, a Gipplsand local, is the Managing Director and Founder of Aerium, and specialises in coaching, leadership, change management, stakeholder engagement and communications. She is a past member of Regional Development Australia with tremendous insight into regional policy, strategy and funding streams.

The SLG will offer a bi-monthly forum to provide updates and information on the project design and approvals phase, for stakeholders to raise concerns and discussion points, and help shape initiatives to maximise the benefits of the project.

Ms Leslie said: “Marinus Link is an exciting project with significant potential to bring triple bottom line benefits to Gippsland, Victoria and Tasmania.

“As a resident and business owner of Gippsland I look forward to contributing my knowledge  of the region, its industries and communities to this major project. I have a strong interest in regional development and providing opportunities for regions to prosper and benefit socially, economically and environmentally,” Ms Leslie said.

Marinus Link will create economic and social benefits in Gippsland with local jobs, skills and training, and business investment opportunities.  The project is forecast to create 1400 direct and indirect jobs through construction in Gippsland.


The $3.5bn ($2021) Project Marinus interconnector is a proposed 1500 megawatt electricity and telecommunications connection between Victoria and Tasmania called Marinus Link, plus supporting transmission network developments in Tasmania’s North West.

Marinus Link involves approximately 255 kilometres of undersea High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable and approximately 90 kilometres of underground HVDC cable. It will also include converter stations in Tasmania and Victoria, and approximately 220 kilometres of supporting High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) transmission network developments in North West Tasmania.

The current target date for commissioning and commercial operation of the first 750 MW stage is 2027-28, with the commissioning and commercial operation of the second 750 MW stage currently scheduled for 2029-30.

Marinus Link will cut at least 140 million tonnes of CO2 by 2050, the equivalent of taking approximately a million petrol/diesel cars off the road.

1500 megawatts equates to supplying approximately 1.5 million Australian homes with electricity at any given time.

Project Marinus will create at least 2800 direct and indirect jobs through construction, with direct economic investments in regional areas of approximately $3bn.

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