senior project officer

The Energy Group plays a key role in supporting a significant transformation of the energy sector in Victoria.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50939279B
Closing Date: 09-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: 14 Months
Attachments: Senior Project Officer VPS5 Proposals and Commercial - 50939279v2Ver2_ILfinal.docx (Word, 180KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nadia Leibbrandt,

Position Details

The Senior Project Officer, Proposals and Commercial is involved in workstream activities to provide advice and deliver government priority business cases, techno-commercial studies, and work programs with an emphasis on enabling emerging energy technologies. The position focuses on the commercial and technical analysis of energy proposals, studies, and business cases as required by the business.  

The Senior Project Officer ensures project management functions and processes are completed within required timeframes and to a high standard. The position also contributes to strategic business planning, implementation and delivery of new programs and projects, manages cross functional delivery of programs, and supports the branch in managing sensitive and complex commercial and proposal delivery issues.  

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the energy sector is mandatory, with particular experience in commercial and technical analysis of emerging energy technologies being highly desirable. 
  • Familiarity with Government processes and operations and systems including procurement rules and preparation of briefing materials is desirable.
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification/s with a technical / commercial focus is desirable. Expertise in energy, engineering, accounting and/or finance with a commercial focus is highly desirable. 
  • Understanding of the technical and policy opportunities for renewable energy in Victoria and Australia, and related energy policy and the energy market is desirable. 
  • Understanding of financial modelling and analysis is highly desirable.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 14 months.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 9 December 2021.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

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.

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


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