Senior Economist x2

Do you want to:

  • Deliver positive outcomes for Victorian energy consumers

  • Help transform our energy sector

  • Innovate the way we assess the retail energy market

  • Work in a flexible working environment

    If you do, there is an exciting opportunity as a Senior Economist within the Energy division of the Essential Services Commission.

  • Job Details
    Department: Essential Services Commission
    Work Type: Ongoing - full time
    Job Function: Economics
    Classification: VPSG5
    Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
    Reference: VG/ESC/D01179
    Closing Date: 01-Mar-2020
    Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
    Job Duration: N/A
    Attachments: PD - VPS 5 Senior Economist.docx (Word, 59KB)


    Contact: Anna Georgalis
    9032 1300

    Position Details

    The Reviews team is responsible for reviewing and reporting on the performance of the Victorian energy market.

    The Senior Economist will lead economic analysis of the Victorian energy market. This will include analysing and reporting on the competitiveness and efficiency of the market. The Senior Economist will also lead stakeholder engagement with representatives from energy businesses, customers and customer groups, research and academic organisations and government agencies to inform the assessment.

    Our framework and approach to assessing the market can be found at https://www.esc.vic.gov.au/electricity-and-gas/electricity-and-gas-inquiries-studies-and-reviews/electricity-and-gas-retail/electricity-and-gas-retail-markets-review-implementation-2018-competitiveness.

    Applications must be made by midnight, 1 March 2020. For further information regarding the role please contact Anna Georgalis 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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