Senior Economist, Energy Efficiency

• Economic policy

• Research and analysis

• Location: Melbourne CBD

The Senior Economist, Energy Efficiency will work with a team to set the greenhouse gas reduction and energy saving targets for the Victorian Energy Upgrades program.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Economics
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/921043
Closing Date: 19-Jul-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 921043 VPS 5 Senior Economist Energy Efficiency - PD.docx (Word, 121KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Emma Jacobs
(03) 9637 8305

Position Details

Apply your economics background and policy skills to setting the targets for one of Victoria's largest greenhouse gas reduction programs.

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.

The Senior Economist will support the strategic development of the Victorian Energy Upgrades program through research and analysis of targets and design options for delivering incentives through the market-based mechanism.

This role will involve reviewing the scale of opportunity for residential, commercial and industrial energy efficiency under Victorian Energy Upgrades, examining how the program can drive investment and support innovation through market-based mechanisms, undertaking cost benefit analyses of options, and supporting decision-makers in determining the direction and design of the program.

The successful applicant will understand economic policy, the role of government and the role of market-based instruments; have strong research and analysis capabilities; and have good stakeholder collaboration skills. The role requires organisational and project management skills, effective relationship building across government agencies and attention to detail.

If you have demonstrated experience undertaking cost benefit analysis of policies, programs or regulations, and a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a fixed term for a period of 12 months.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight Thursday 19 July 2018.


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