Senior Policy Officer

• Opportunity to work as part of Energy, Environment and Climate Change Group

• Flexible working options

• Location: Melbourne CBD

The Senior Policy Officer will provide regulatory advice and support to the Principal, Pipeline Regulation. This advice and support will include regulatory and policy advice on legislative and statutory matters impacting energy transmission infrastructure, especially high-pressure pipelines.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/930466C
Closing Date: 26-Feb-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: 7 February 2020
Attachments: Position Description.docx (Word, 115KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Don Hough
0409 548 084

Position Details

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 Policy Officer is part of the Energy Sector Reform Division. The division provides advice to the Minister for Energy, Environment, and Climate Change on energy policy, energy efficiency programs, energy market development and operations, and on the emergency management framework for energy supply emergencies. The objective of the Energy Sector Reform Division is the delivery of reliable, safe, accessible, environmentally sustainable and efficient energy services that are required by Victorians and which support economic development.


  • Lead relevant projects from concept through to delivery, including planning, identification and management of risks and ensuring that project deliverables align with work program and team objectives and are delivered within agreed time and cost parameters.
  • Participate in relevant governance functions including scanning the environment for any opportunities to inform immediate, medium and longer-term risks and provide authoritative advice and recommendations on project risks, opportunities and direction.
  • Provide authoritative information and advice on energy policy matters with a focus on the regulation of pipeline infrastructure. 

The role requires strong problem-solving capability with an outcomes and delivery-focused approach. The role also requires the ability to manage complexity and apply analytical ability to a variety of information to identify opportunities and/or issues. (Please refer to the attached position description for key selection criteria)

This is a fixed term position available until 7 February 2020.

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 Tuesday 26 February 2019.


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