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Marinus Link, a 1500MW energy transmission project connecting Tasmania to mainland Australia, has begun recruiting Gippsland locals for five major roles in the significant energy infrastructure project. 

Applications opened on 5 November for jobs in Gippsland that will play an integral role in the development of Marinus Link, which plans to unlock 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

The job advertisements have been listed on LinkedIn, SEEK and www.marinuslink.com.au, with applications open until 14 November 2021. 

The project is forecast to create 1,400 direct and indirect jobs through construction in Gippsland.

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, holding 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.”

Marinus Link will create economic and social benefits in Gippsland with local jobs, skills and training, and business investment opportunities.  

For further information about Marinus Link please visit www.marinuslink.com.au

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