Principal Advisor

If you’re looking for a role in a dynamic and consumer-focused organisation that is making a genuine impact on the lives of Victorian energy consumers, our Senior Advisor, Energy position could be right fit for you. In this role you will: Lead a small team to support the Energy Division at the Essential Services Commission Collaboratively develop and report on annual operational plans and oversee a range of governance and risk functions Take a lead role in internal and external energy stakeholder management functions.
Job Details
Department: Essential Services Commission
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/ESC/1681749
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description_Program Manager_October 2022.docx (Word, 67KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sarah Sheppard

Position Details

Position details

The Senior Advisor, Energy is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Energy Senior Leadership Team to collaboratively develop and regularly report on, and deliver on, annual operational plans.
  • Facilitate regular opportunities for whole of Division communication, collaboration and development, including proactively driving a series of internal workshops on energy-specific regulatory topics.
  • Coordinate regular briefings from the Energy Senior Leadership Team as well as other executives from the Essential Services Commission to key external stakeholders – ensuring that agendas and written materials are delivered on time, and to a high standard.
  • Facilitate several energy industry operational roundtable workshops annually – bringing together industry and community stakeholders with an interest in the economic regulation of Victoria's energy sector.
  • Lead the Executive Director office team, foster teamwork and support and develop staff.
  • Undertake a range of governance, risk and compliance functions.


Please refer to the attached position description for the principal functions and key selection criteria.


Applications must be made through the Careers Victoria website by Midnight, 5 December 2022.


For further information regarding the role please contact Sarah Sheppard, Executive Director – Energy, on 0428 234 060



About us

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.
  • 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 arrangements that support different ways of working, while helping employees balance work and life. You'll be working in a dynamic and collaborative environment with opportunities to undertake stimulating work, with opportunities for professional growth.


How to apply

Please include the following in your application:

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

Please note this role will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory pre-employment screening including criminal records, qualification checks and a statutory declaration outlining any previous misconduct investigations.


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


Other relevant information

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to fairness, diversity and respect. As such, we will respond to requests for reasonable adjustments from applicants with disabilities.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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