Regulatory Reform Adviser

Do you want to be part of high-profile reform and regulation of the Victorian energy sector?

Are you an experienced professional that can project manage, research, problem solve and apply analytical economic frameworks that leads to real changes and reforms? Do you enjoy engaging and consulting with a range of dynamic stakeholders including government departments, businesses, community and consumer groups, and academia?

If you do, there is an exciting opportunity at the energy division of the Essential Services Commission as a Regulatory Reform Adviser.
Job Details
Department: Essential Services Commission
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Economics
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D01134
Closing Date: 09-Jun-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: June 2022
Attachments: PD - Regulatory Reform Adviser- Energy 20190905.pdf (PDF, 952KB)


Contact: Sugi Sivarajan
(03) 9032 1300

Position Details

The Essential Services Commission is Victoria's independent economic regulator of essential services supplied by a range of industries. The commission's functions include:

  • making regulatory decisions with respect to prescribed industries (including price determinations, licensing, customer protection and access disputes);
  • undertaking reviews and providing advice to Ministers on a range of economic and regulatory matters; and
  • administering the Victorian Energy Upgrades program.

Be part of a highly respected and professional organisation that allows you to apply your knowledge while offering flexible working options and opportunities for professional growth. You'll be working in a dynamic and collaborative environment with opportunities to undertake stimulating work.

This is a dynamic role that draws on your writing, stakeholder engagement, analytical skills and awareness of the external environment to make a difference for Victorians through implementing reforms to the energy sector.

The primary responsibility of the role is to undertake policy and economic research and analysis to inform regulatory reforms to the Victorian energy sector with a strong focus on improving outcomes for consumers. The role requires strong policy and problem-solving capabilities with an outcomes and delivery focused approach. The role also requires proactive management of complex economic and energy policy issues, identifying suitable options and solutions, stakeholder engagement with representatives from energy business, customers and customer groups, and government agencies stakeholders to develop clear and succinct written and verbal advice.

Additional information on the role is contained in the attached position description.  Applications must be made through the VPS Careers website by midnight, 9 June 2019.  For further information regarding the role please contact Sugi Sivarajan, Project Manager – Regulatory Reform, Energy on (03) 9032 1300.

Please include the following in your application:

  • a professional cover letter outlining your skills, knowledge and experience relating to this opportunity; and
  • a current resume.

Please note this role will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory criminal records check and qualification check.

You can apply by selecting the “Apply Now” button.

The Essential Services Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to fairness, diversity and respect. As such, the commission will respond to requests for reasonable adjustments from applicants with disabilities.

We look forward to receiving your application.


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