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Senior Adviser

Job Title: Senior Adviser
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Industry: Public Sector
Reference: BH-29587
Job Published 29th April 2022
  • Australian Energy Market Commission
  • Work for Australia's future productivity and living standards
  • Lead complex projects to deliver advice and reviews

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is an independent statutory body that works for Australia's future productivity and living standards by contributing to a decarbonising, affordable and reliable energy system for consumers. As the rule maker and adviser to Australian governments for energy markets, its role is to understand how the rapidly changing context affects the interests of consumers in the long term and design a future-proof system accordingly.

The AEMC is a forward-thinking organisation that brings cross sectoral teams together as they focus on the challenges the energy sector is facing and seek views across the sector on how to improve outcomes for consumers. It must account for trends such as decarbonisation, technological change and market transformation, and the uncertainty that the interaction between these trends creates in the sector.

As a Senior Adviser you will lead and manage complex projects to deliver advice, reviews and/or rule changes that support the achievement of AEMC’s strategic objectives. This is a unique role where you will be engaging with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver evidence-based recommendations on policy, economic and technical solutions to the Chief Executive and Commission.

We are seeking talented professionals with proven research and analysis skills to assess complex issues and develop solutions. In an environment where collaborative engagement with stakeholders and the ability to communicate complexity with simplicity and brevity are critical success factors, it is essential that you have outstanding relationship building and communication skills.

Your experience may be in a range of sectors such as industry, consulting, or the public sector and in specialist policy, research, regulatory and advisory roles. Knowledge of regulated industries (such as utilities and telecommunications) and the national energy market would be an advantage but is not essential.

You will be joining a dynamic organisation that invests heavily in its people and has a culture that is exceptionally professional, and values based. The AEMC has a highly engaged and diverse team where people are supported and inspired to do their best work and learn and grow.
The AEMC is based in the Sydney CBD and supports flexible working practices.

Candidate information:

Please click here to download a copy of the Candidate Information Pack. For further information, please email publicsector@derwentsearch.com.au or call Ali McCourt on (02) 9091 3253.

To apply:

Your application should include a resume and a cover letter highlighting your suitability.