The Opportunity

Executive Director Planning and Communities

Job Title: Executive Director Planning and Communities
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Parramatta
Salary: $281370 - $315950 per annum
Start Date: 2021-01-28
Reference: BH-27931
Contact Name: Tara Pospelyj
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 29, 2021 11:35

Job Description

The Energy Corporation of New South Wales will deliver Australia’s first Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) in the Central-West Orana, New England, South-West, Hunter-Central Coast and Illawarra regions, as set out in the NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap, Electricity Strategy and supporting legislation. The REZs will be modern day power stations, providing cheap, reliable energy for NSW homes and businesses while driving jobs and investment into regional NSW.

The Energy Corporation will coordinate the development of new transmission, generation and storage within each REZ and across NSW, working closely with Government, industry, communities and landowners to ensure timely and efficient development of new energy infrastructure and coordinated investment. It will also work directly with communities to maximise the flow of jobs and economic benefits to host regions and realise opportunities for long term regional development.

In this role reporting to the Chief Executive, you will lead the development and delivery of a whole-of-REZ planning framework that supports upfront community engagement and ensures the integration of REZs with local, State and Commonwealth planning processes for the development and commissioning of new infrastructure. You will find innovative ways to streamline planning processes for transmission, generation and storage projects while delivering best practice outcomes for communities, including First Nations people.

You will be setting the strategy and taking the lead to effectively engage with regional clients, emerging renewable energy companies and stakeholders, identifying, and delivering viable business opportunities for renewable energy partners within the energy sector at a regional level.
We are seeking a talented senior executive with a combination of expertise and gravitas to ensure a social licence within local regional communities and develop a planning model that will successfully deliver multiple REZs over the next decade. Your professional achievements will demonstrate knowledge of - infrastructure development; NSW planning, environment, and legislative frameworks, stakeholder, community, and regional engagement.

This is a unique opportunity get in on the ground floor of setting up a new organisation to deliver once-in-a-generation, leading edge reform that creates a significant legacy for NSW.

Candidate information:

Please click here to download a copy of the candidate information pack. For more information please contact Derwent by email at or call on Andrew McEncroe (02) 9223 1855, reference #27931.

To apply:

Please provide a cover letter highlighting your suitability for the role and a resume by the due date.

Applications close: 14th February 2021.