Director, Energy Strategy

Job Title: Director, Energy Strategy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-06-03
Reference: JO-1905-95716-1
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 04, 2019 15:58

Job Description

  • Lead the development of Victoria’s strategic energy transition, including the Distributed Energy Resources Strategy
  • Key Role in High Profile Energy Portfolio
  • Executive Officer (EO3) Salary Package
The Organisation
The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) is tasked with ensuring that Victoria has the right conditions to enable economic growth, while delivering liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities. Bringing together planning, local government and infrastructure, environment, climate change, energy and water functions, the organisation ensures an integrated approach to the development of long-term State and regional strategies that build on social, environmental and economic opportunities to provide for future population growth and change. The organisation is renowned for its confident leadership and positive culture, investing heavily in their people and are proud of the diversity of their workforce.
The Energy Group
DELWP is working with the energy sector and the Victorian community to develop a secure and sustainable energy future for Victoria. Delivering on Victorian Government commitments, DELWP is striving for all Victorians to be able to access energy that is affordable, reliable and more sustainable. To ensure Victoria is at the forefront of the Energy sector’s significant transformation, DELWP has formed a dedicated Energy Group, led by Anthea Harris, Deputy Secretary, Energy. The Group’s primary responsibility is to support current and future energy projects, programs and reforms. The Group consists of four divisions working collaboratively to enable the strategic work required to take place and set the Department up to undertake major energy transformations whilst continuing to deliver on existing priorities.      
The Role
Reporting to the Executive Director, Energy Strategy, this newly created role will immediately focus on the development of the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Strategy. This will include oversight and leadership of the strategic analysis and design of options for inclusion in the strategy to ensure that Victorians benefit from the increasing uptake of distributed energy resources. The role will also be working closely with the Energy Group’s executive team to identify emerging policy issues for the sector and ensure that the team is best positioned to respond and develop strategies to meet these challenges. 
The Ideal Profile
To be successful, you will ideally have proven experience in the public sector formulating policy and regulation that has impacted economic development. You have strong leadership skills and your collaborative approach to working with stakeholders is considered as one of your key strengths. You appreciate the political environment in which this role operates and are confident in interacting with Ministers and their offices, providing high level policy advice. Energised by the opportunity to get involved in policy and strategies which are truly impacting all of Victoria, this is the role not to be missed!
The Application Process
To learn more about this opportunity (including receiving a Position Description) please get in touch with Natasha Diamond on (03) 9929 9556 or Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515 from Davidson Executive & Boards. To apply, please visit