Careers at CEIG

 

Investing for Australia's Clean Energy Future

Careers at Clean Energy Investor Group 

Senior Policy Officer 

CEIG is seeking to engage a self-driven, strategic and conscientious individual as its Senior Policy Officer to support the development of an influential policy and advocacy program on behalf of long-term clean energy investors.

 

This is a newly created role within a growing team ideal for an experienced Senior Policy Officer with a solid understanding of the Australian energy market and current issues impacting renewable energy investors.

 

  • Fixed-term contract (until 30 June 2022);

  • 1 day per week (until 30 June 2021), then 2 days per week (1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022);

  • Daily fee: up to $530 per day (excluding GST).

Key accountabilities

Support the delivery of CEIG’s Policy and Regulatory function by:

  • undertaking research and analysis and monitoring the external regulatory environment to identify issues that impact investors in clean energy projects;

  • identifying opportunities to influence energy market design to maximise CEIG’s position as a thought leader in how to accelerate clean energy investment in Australia to achieve the energy transition;

  • developing policy positions and advocacy plans on key energy policy issues for investors;

  • drafting high quality written submissions, presentations and other material that support CEIG Members’ strategic objectives;

  • supporting CEIG staff in their engagement with regulators, industry groups and other key stakeholders to influence relevant market policy, rule changes and reform consultations;

  • building and maintaining stakeholder relationships, both internal and external, including collaborating effectively with external consultants engaged by CEIG.

 

Support CEIG’s Member and Corporate Activities functions by providing relevant input into:

  • the drafting and delivery of regular written updates to CEIG Members;

  • the drafting of papers and presentations to inform the Board on relevant policy and regulatory matters;

  • the drafting of material to be released via the CEIG website, social media posts and media releases;

  • the delivery of exclusive Member events.

 

Required skills and experience

  • Well-developed policy, research and analytical skills, together with an innovative approach to problem solving, attention to detail and the ability to understand complex subject matters quickly;

  • Experience in applying critical thinking skills and taking into account diverse views and requirements to solve complex policy problems;

  • Relevant experience in the energy sector with an understanding of energy markets and the policy, regulatory and economic frameworks in which renewable energy investors are operating;

  • Sound appreciation of current and upcoming policy, regulatory, technical and/or economic issues impacting clean energy investors;

  • Excellent writing, editing and presentation skills including experience in writing for different audiences and relaying complex issues in an accessible way;

  • Excellent communication skills including demonstrated ability to influence and consult;

  • Strong interpersonal skills combined with a collaborative and engaging approach to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders;

  • A professional, positive, strategic and solutions-focused approach to work;

  • Ability to work independently, with limited supervision;

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills;

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in economics, public administration, science, law or equivalent.

 

Benefits

In return for your exceptional work ethic and enthusiasm, CEIG will offer attractive benefits:

  • Professional development via projects and industry networks;

  • Flexible working: work from home, flexible hours, work from any location (no physical office);

  • Competitive rate;

  • Passionate, growing and driven value-based organisation.

 

About CEIG

CEIG represents domestic and global renewable energy developers and investors, with around 5GW of installed renewable energy capacity across 49 power stations and a combined portfolio value of over $9 billion.

 

CEIG uses its “voice of capital” to strongly advocate for an efficient transition to a clean energy system from the perspective of the stakeholders who will provide the low cost capital needed to achieve it.

 

CEIG is a not-for-profit organisation that operates nationally. Its vision is to be the trusted and authoritative voice of clean energy investors, advocating for best-practice policy and regulation which enables the private investment required for Australia’s energy transition.

 

Contracting arrangements

This role is offered on a consulting basis and is to be executed as a contract between CEIG Ltd and the successful consultant (which should have an ABN and can either be a company or a sole trader). The consultant should provide their own equipment (e.g. laptop), will be remunerated via a daily fee and will not be engaged as an employee of CEIG Ltd. A copy of the proposed contract will be provided to the preferred candidate.

 

How to apply

Please submit your application by cob 21 April 2021 via the link at:

www.seek.com.au/job/51972644

 

Your application should include:

  • a resume; and

  • a short cover letter (max. 2 pages) expressing the skills, experience and qualities you can bring to this position.

  • In your letter, please indicate that you have noted the proposed contracting arrangements and when you would be available to commence.

 

Enquiries should be directed to marilyne.crestias@ceig.org.au