Senior Technology Advisor (Solar Victoria)

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Engineering
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Morwell
Reference: VG/50933482/MORWELL/A
Closing Date: 01-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 2 Years
Attachments: Senior Technology Advisor VPS5 PD 50933482.docx (Word, 707KB)

Contact: Lahiru Wimalasuriya
0478 719 407

Position Details

We're hiring! We're looking for outstanding technical people to join our dynamic team and help tackle climate change through our energy transition. This is an exceptional opportunity to participate in the Victorian government's ambitious agenda with respect to renewable energy products, existing and new technology, grid integration and world-leading industry practices, as Victoria transitions towards a renewable energy future.

  • Tackle climate change
  • Dynamic work environment
  • Fast-paced role
  • Broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Opportunity to influence the energy transition
  • Contribute to policy reform and program delivery
  • Flexible and supportive team
  • Opportunity to make a difference

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Electrical qualifications such as an engineering degree or electrical license, or equivalent.
  • Extensive demonstrated experience and knowledge of distributed energy resources (DER) with a particular focus on installation practices, market segmentation, products and technology.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 2 years. The work location for this position is Morwell with hybrid work arrangements available. However, flexibility may be negotiated for a base location of Melbourne CBD where requested by the successful applicant.

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 Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

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 (3 doses) 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.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

For further information including the position description, key selection criteria and to apply visit

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