Regulatory and Strategic Risk Manager

• We have an exciting permanent, full-time opportunity for a Regulatory and Strategic Risk Manager

• $154,039 - $168,680 base salary plus 11% super

• Flexible hybrid working arrangements are available

Job Details
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Department: Energy Safe Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: ESV 5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1799372
Closing Date: 21-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $154,039 - $168,680
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Regulatory and Strategic Risk Manager - June 2024.pdf (PDF, 395KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

Our purpose is to keep Victorians energy safe and ensure energy is used confidently. Through education, regulation and enforcement, we work to ensure that energy safety, supply and efficiency are a priority in Victoria and something our customers can be confident in. Our people come from a wide range of professions with diverse skills and experience driving the success of Energy Safe Victoria.

About the opportunity

We have an exciting permanent opportunity for a Regulatory and Strategic Risk Manager to join Energy Safe's Strategy and Risk Team within the Finance, Strategy and Risk Division.

You will contribute by:

  • Identification, analysis and prioritisation of regulatory risks, as well as contributing to regulatory design to achieve safety outcomes.
  • Provide expert advice to the Head of Strategy and Risk on regulatory and safety outcomes relating to priority harms and risks associated with the energy system.
  • Ensure the management and continuous improvement of Energy Safe's risk management system, including compliance with the Victorian Government Risk Management Framework (VGRMF).
  • Support the Head of Strategy and Risk in the management of Energy Safe's strategic risks, ensuring the organisation applies effective risk management.
  • Provide expert advice on risk information provided by our duty holders, and the corresponding technical and regulatory response by our subject matter experts, including contributing to the identification of appropriate regulatory actions.
  • Manage the internal audit function and provide advice to the Audit and Risk Committee regarding the effective management of risks across the organisation.
  • Lead and contribute to organisation wide projects or projects with other regulators such as special regulatory harms projects, business improvement initiatives and developing a safety assurance capability.
  • Develop, implement and manage department owned policies, procedures and documents that ensure Energy Safe achieves statutory responsibilities, strong governance practices and provide value to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Undertake specific projects or activities as required, representing Energy Safe's interests and effectively managing external and internal stakeholders.

To be successful, you'll have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification preferably in regulation, science or technology. 
  • Extensive experience in safety (preferably energy safety), regulatory, governance and/or strategy or similar.
  • Extensive experience in risk management practices, including the application of technical risk methodologies in high hazard sectors and understanding of risk in the regulatory context or similar.
  • Proven record of achievement in risk identification, analysis and representation/ visualisation (e.g. bow-tie diagrams) that have driven business process and outcome improvements or similar.
  • Project management experience including organising, analysing, problem solving and decision making.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills including initiative, influencing and negotiation skills to ensure effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent strategic agility and ability to work creatively and analytically in decision making and problem-solving environments, with excellent critical thinking and writing skills.
  • Superior analytical research skills and the ability to provide advice and/or reports to senior management on complex technical issues or regulatory harms, to support decision making.
  • Experience in risk-based regulation, risk and strategy, governance, assurance (e.g. systems safety assurance), legal and policy.

How to apply

Please refer to the available position description to assess your suitability and submit your current resume and cover letter via the Apply button. Applications will not be accepted via email.

Energy Safe will conduct relevant checks about applicants and the information provided with an application including reference checks and a satisfactory National Police Check.

Energy Safe Victoria values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our organisation and welcomes and celebrates diversity. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community that we are here to protect. We invite you to talk to us about any preferences or adjustments you may value or require to either the recruitment process or the role itself. If you identify as a person with disability, please let us know how we can provide additional support.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Human Resources via

Applications close at midnight 21 June 2024.  This advertisement may close prior to the closure date without notice, if a high volume of applications is received, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


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