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Managers – Industrial Energy Efficiency Branch, Executive Level 2, Energy Division

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term, Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Executive Level 2

About the team

This is your chance to get involved with high-profile, priority Commonwealth Government policy development as part of a fast-paced and dynamic team.

The Industrial Energy Efficiency Branch leads overarching energy efficiency policy for the Australian Government. This includes:

  • identifying emerging opportunities for energy efficiency measures, and
  • international engagement and collaboration.

The branch leads energy efficiency policy and programs in the commercial buildings and industrial sectors. We deliver a number of grant programs that support businesses and communities to reduce their energy use, and emissions. 

Our ideal candidate

We are seeking members for our leadership team who:

  • Thrive working in a fast-paced environment while managing competing priorities.
  • Have the ability to manage a number of APS staff to achieve outcomes within the required timeframe.
  • Can engage, collaborate and negotiate effectively with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Can critically analyse information and think strategically to solve problems.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, collaboration and negotiation skills.
  • Have excellent judgement and initiative.
  • Have demonstrated ability to translate policy into practice and achieve quality results which align to the Government’s priorities and the business objectives of the Branch, Division and Department.
  • Can productively contribute to the Branch management team.

Previous experience in the energy sector would be highly regarded however is not essential for these roles.

What you will do

The Industrial Energy Efficiency Branch has a number of Executive Level 2 roles available.  Roles are focused on:

  • policy development
  • grant and program development, and
  • delivery for commercial buildings and industrial and business sectors.

As a Manager within the Industrial Energy Efficiency Branch, you will:

  • Lead on policy development related to energy efficiency and its critical role in energy transition and Net Zero Emissions goals.
  • Ensure the successful delivery of energy efficiency initiatives in the commercial and industrial sectors.
  • Contribute to reform of the national energy efficiency platform by identifying new opportunities.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


This recruitment process is being used to fill immediate ongoing positions.

A merit pool nay be established to fill similar ongoing and non-ongoing Executive Level 2 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from gazettal.  This process may also be used to fill other roles within the Energy Division. Non-ongoing opportunities will be offered for an initial period of up to 18 months, with possibility of extension.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. In no more than 5000 characters (approx. 750 words), 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. You should try and align your application 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).

Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application.

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Lesley Dowling via email at

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 full time/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 for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Please refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the department.

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