Local recruitment: Director, Strategic Coordination and Economics

Queensland Government

Brisbane QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (Organisation site)
Strategic Coordination & Economics; Water Infrastructure & Strategic Coordination; Regional Economic Development; Brisbane City

The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (DRMDW) drives growth for Queensland by managing sustainable water resources, leading innovation in manufacturing, and developing our regions.

From our offices in Brisbane and a network of regional offices and manufacturing hubs, more than 580 DRDMW staff work to create a Queensland where communities, businesses and water resources are sustainable and resilient.

The Director is responsible for leading the direction and strategy for water supply and support delivery of priority cross government initiatives. This includes strategic oversight of State owned water entities set the framework for the States’ pricing of bulk water and irrigation customers and provide strategic and economic advice on whole of government policy initiatives.

Job details

Position statusPermanent
Position typeFlexible full-time
Occupational groupPolicy & Planning
Workplace LocationBrisbane Inner City
Job ad referenceQLD/476121/23
Closing date22-Mar-2023
Yearly salary$142642 – $156491
Fortnightly salary$5467.50 – $5998.30
Job duration
Contact personTrevor Dann
Contact detailsPh: 0472 809 959
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Key Duties and Accountabilities
• Provide high level strategic advice and analysis to the Minister, Director-General, Deputy Director-General and Executive Director on water market developments and opportunities impacting the sector.

• Lead a team of economists and policy officers undertaking analysis and providing specialist economic and commercial advice on water regulation, pricing, water infrastructure proposals and policy development, exercising judgement to effectively manage competing priorities.

• Advise the Government on, and set the pricing framework for, bulk water urban and irrigation customers.

• Provide governance oversight of the state owned water entities – manage the day-to-day interactions with the water entities by providing analysis and advice to both the department/Minister and the entities on a range of strategic, governance, policy and legislative issues relating to the entities.

• Support the delivery of government priority initiatives, including coordinating the Department’s input and responses to whole of Government issues.

• Prepare a broad range of documents, including, but not limited to, briefing notes, presentations, speeches, publications, correspondence and Cabinet or CBRC submissions.

• Develop and maintain effective relationships, and work collaboratively, and negotiate extensively, with colleagues, including consulting with departmental staff, other government departments and water entity representatives on a range of issues to achieve outcomes that meet the requirements of the department and Minister.

• Lead a high performing and financially sustainable workforce that demonstrates the values of the Public Service and the principles of the Department.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/476121/23

Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2022

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development