About the team
The Economic and Industry Analysis Branch provides analysis that informs and enhances policy development within the Department. Within the Branch, the Energy Economics team supports energy and climate change policy.
We use our expertise in energy markets and forecasting to support government policy development in the rapidly-changing energy sector. The team works closely with policy areas to provide them with robust modelling and analysis. We cover a wide range of topical areas including electricity and gas supply, transmission, climate change, hydrogen, and other energy policy.
Our work primarily uses cutting-edge electricity and gas market optimisation models. Prior optimisation modelling experience will be viewed favourably, but we can provide significant training to the right candidate who wants to develop a new skill.
The team also use economic and data analysis to support our modelling and provide assistance to policy teams. We communicate technical findings to a broad audience in an accessible way.
Candidates at the EL1 level will contribute to the leadership of the team, including supervising and coaching junior staff.
Our ideal candidate
We are looking for an enthusiastic problem-solver with strong quantitative skills to join the team, with:
- Previous experience in related fields such as modelling, policy, or data analysis, particularly in the electricity or gas sectors.
- Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline – such as economics, engineering, maths, or science.
- Experience using R, Python, MS Excel, or other data analysis tools.
- Experience with market optimisation software, particularly PLEXOS, will be viewed favourably. Significant training will be provided to the successful candidate if required.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- An ability to manage stakeholders and work closely with members of a team.
- For EL1 candidates, experience supervising and developing junior staff.
What you will do
- Use market optimisation models to support policy development.
- Provide quantitative and qualitative research across a broad variety of energy policy areas including electricity, gas, climate change, and hydrogen.
- Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders to support their work.
- Supervise and develop the skills of junior members of the team (EL1 candidates).
To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen at the closing date of application.
The successful candidate will be required to be assessed through our pre-employment screening checks.
These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.
These positions are available in Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne.
This process is being used to fill immediate vacancies within the Branch. A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies for 12 months from the date the vacancy was advertised in the Gazette.
How to apply
You are required to complete your application online. Provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 3000 characters (approx. 500 words) and should align to the job description.
You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).
For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Will Young by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the department
The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.
The department is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion team at email@example.com for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please refer to our Applying for a position information.
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