Chief Economist

Do you want to:

  • Deliver positive outcomes for Victorian energy consumers.
  • Help transform our energy sector.
  • Work in a flexible working environment.
  • Have access to professional development.

    If you do, there is an exciting opportunity as the Chief Economist within the Energy division of the Essential Services Commission.
  • Job Details
    Department: Essential Services Commission
    Work Type: Fixed term - full time
    Job Function: Economics
    Classification: VPS STS
    Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
    Reference: VG/ESC/D01171
    Closing Date: 11-Feb-2020
    Salary Range: $163,931 - $222,948
    Job Duration: 3 years
    Attachments: PD - VPS 7 Chief Economist.docx (Word, 59KB)


    Contact: Aaron Yuen
    9032 1300

    Position Details

    Position details

    The Chief Economist provides expert and strategic advice on economic matters relating to the commission's energy work program including leading the development of innovative approaches to assessing market competitiveness.

    The Chief Economist promotes best practices approaches to economic analysis and coaches and mentors colleagues on their application.

    Applications must be made by midnight, 11 February 2020.  For further information regarding the role please contact Aaron Yuen on (03) 9032 1300.

    About us

    We are Victoria's independent economic regulator of essential services supplied by a range of industries. Our 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.

    How to apply

    Please include the following in your application:

    • a professional cover letter outlining your skills, knowledge and experience relating to this opportunity.
    • a current resume.
    • a separate document addressing each of the key selection criteria.

    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.

    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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