Senior Risk Adviser (Solar Victoria)

This is a unique opportunity to build a strong career in government and take ownership of the risk management program for one of Australia’s most ambitious and transformative renewable energy initiatives.
  • Apply your strong risk management skills in a fast-paced project environment
  • Facilitate risk workshops and deliver insightful risk reports
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders right across the organisation
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    Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
    Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
    Job Function: Risk Management
    Classification: VPSG5
    Work Location: Morwell
    Reference: VG/50943650/MORWELL/B
    Closing Date: 25-Sep-2022
    Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
    Job Duration: 2 Years
    Attachments: RAS-VPS5-SeniorRiskAdviser-50943650-PositionDescription.docx (Word, 320KB)
    Job Specification

    Contact: David Miller

    Position Details

    Solar Victoria is a key division of the Victorian Government's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and is at the forefront of a transformative renewable energy program bringing thousands of solar and energy efficient systems and vehicles into Victorian homes and small businesses.

    Experienced risk managers will thrive in this fast-paced environment that will test their ability to influence management decision-making through powerful risk reports.  The successful candidate will ideally have strong risk management experience, a proficiency in Microsoft Excel, strong attention to detail and a mindset for constructive critique and strategic thinking in project delivery, safety, quality, finance and the renewables industry.

    The opportunity

    The Senior Risk Adviser has a unique role in guiding the design and delivery of a series of high-value high-impact projects to the Victorian community along with ongoing management of the corporate risk profile. The role will provide informed and in-depth risk management advice, guidance and reporting to senior leaders. The role will also influence the integration of project risk profiles into the broader suite of enterprise risk management activities including periodic risk profiling, oversight, monitoring, and reporting.

    Key accountabilities

    • Delivering impactful risk profiling workshops
    • Developing and managing informative risk registers
    • Providing insightful reports on risk identification, trends and treatments
    • Providing risk management advice, guidance and reporting to key stakeholders within Solar Victoria
    • Providing periodic advice and guidance on topics such as business continuity and anti-money laundering

    About you

    Our ideal candidate will have the following:

    • Demonstrated knowledge and application of risk management tools and frameworks
    • Experience in delivering efficient, outcome-orientated risk workshops
    • Exceptional analytical and reporting skills
    • Demonstrated ability to build strong and trusted relationships with key stakeholders
    • Experience in a fast-paced project environment will be highly regarded

    How to apply

    To be considered for this position, your application must include:

    • a covering letter outlining your suitability for this role;
    • your CV; and
    • a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the specialist/technical areas of expertise specified.

    For further information please refer to the attached position description.

    This is a fixed term position available for a period of 2 years. Solar Victoria has two offices: Melbourne CBD and Morwell (we also utilise a flexible work policy)

    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.

    Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 25 September 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.

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

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