Senior Economist x2

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 options and opportunities for professional growth. You’ll be working in a dynamic and collaborative environment with opportunities to undertake stimulating work.
Job Details
Department: Essential Services Commission
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Economics
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/ESC/1690790
Closing Date: 03-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - VPS5 Senior Economist - Position Description.docx (Word, 68KB)
Job Specification

Contact: James Owen

Position Details

The Senior Economist role will contribute to economic insights for the Essential Services Commission,
Victoria's energy industry regulator.The Senior Economist will, in collaboration with the Manager Reviews and other senior commission staff, lead the delivery of a range of economics-focused research, analyses and outputs. The Senior Economist will manage junior staff within project teams, and provide coaching and mentorship to staff at all levels, including non-economists. More specifically, the role offers opportunities to work on a range of projects to support the commission's role in assessing the competitiveness of the Victorian energy retail market and reviewing/revising the energy rules.


For more detail, please refer to the attached position description.

How to apply:

Applications must be made through the Job and Skills Exchange website by midnight, 03/02/2023. For further information regarding the role please contact James Owen at

Please include the following in your application:

• a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria, and

• 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. 

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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