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Senior Technical Advisor

Department of Planning, Industry & Environment - Far Meadow, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
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• Full time permanent position based in Parramatta (flexible working options are available)
• Starting salary of $111,077 + super

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of ensuring the safety, compliance and reform of the NSW electricity sector.

About the Division:
The Department’s Energy, Climate Change & Sustainability Division leads strategic policy, programs and major initiatives on climate change, renewable energy and energy security, environmental sustainability, waste management, biodiversity and conservation.

About the Role:
The Senior Technical Advisor provides electricity supply network technical and operational advice regarding codes, standards, specifications and electrical safety rules and procedures, including regulatory frameworks.

We are seeking a talented advisor with relevant expertise in electrical codes, standards and rules, service and installation rules and regulatory frameworks and experience working with electricity networks operations, contestable works and service provider accreditation and authorisation. The ideal candidate will have the ability to review technical reports and prepare briefing materials to provide high quality technical advice.

Essential requirements:
• Tertiary qualifications in electrical engineering, electrotechnology or equivalent experience and knowledge of electricity networks construction, operations, maintenance and safety. 
• Sound knowledge of relevant codes and standards, specifications, electrical safety rules, service and installation rules and regulatory frameworks applicable to electricity networks operations, contestable works, and service provider accreditation and authorisation.
• Strong communication and technical interpretation skills to effectively engage with both technical and non-technical stakeholders to identify issues and resolutions and ability to determine relevant information, compile and present in a concise manner.

To be successful in the role, ideally you will have:
• Demonstrated ability to maintain technical expertise and current knowledge of electricity network operations and safety, Australian Standards and industry codes, Service and Installation Rules of NSW and other legislative frameworks with regard to Accredited Service Providers and electrical networks.
• Demonstrated skills and experience in the analysis and interpretation of technical reports and preparation of briefing materials to provide high quality technical advice while managing multiple issues and leading secretariat functions.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, in written and verbal formats at varying levels of technical knowledge.
• Demonstrated ability in maintaining productive relationships with electrical networks and service providers, Accredited Service Providers and State and national regulatory bodies.

For further information on the role contact Kathy Staggs, Manager Energy Networks, on 02 8229 2835 or click here to view the role description.

Agency overview
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster brings together the functions from the former Planning & Environment and Industry Clusters.

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximise community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

To Apply:
To apply for the position, complete the questions on the online application form, supply a resume and a cover letter detailing how your skills are relevant to the role.

A Recruitment Pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over an 18-month period.

Applications Close: 11.59pm Thursday 22nd April 2021

Our commitment to flexible working
The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disabilities.

Far Meadow, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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