Local recruitment: Manager Water Sector Energy Transition

Victoria Government

Melbourne VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

This is a fixed-term role designed to facilitate a cross-sectoral approach to major energy reforms and investments as they relate to the water sector’s contribution to meeting Victoria’s transition to renewable energy, including energy storage targets.

Department:Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type:Fixed term – flexible
Job Function:Policy
Work Location:Melbourne – CBD
Closing Date:11-Dec-2022
Salary Range:$103,920 – $125,735
Job Duration:Until 30 June 2024
Attachments:50945553 VPS5 Manager Water Sector Energy Transition – PD.docx (Word, 174KB)
Job Specification
Contact:Sarah Jenkins
0468 541 774

Position Details

This role has a particular focus on pumped hydropower and renewable hydrogen technologies which have a strong dependence on the water sector and management of water resources. This contributes to the Victorian water corporations’ commitment to net-zero by 2035 as outlined in the Statement of Obligations (Emissions Reduction).

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and comfortable working within an environment of change as new technologies emerge. You will be responsible for coordinating input from across the water sector to create new policy in this exciting space and must be future focussed with a passion for working with stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Knowledge of the interfaces between energy and water will be highly regarded, and a strong understanding of one of these sectors at a minimum is essential.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Understanding of either the water OR energy sectors is essential and experience in the interface between the energy and water sectors would be very highly regarded.
  • A tertiary qualification in natural resource management, engineering or similar field would be desirable.
  • A good understanding of the operating environment within the public sector or utilities sector would be beneficial.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2024.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 11 December 2022.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.




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