Director, Major Energy Projects

Job Title: Director, Major Energy Projects
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-09-17
Reference: JO-1909-97732
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 18, 2019 17:06

Job Description

  • Lead major high value, large scale energy projects
  • Commercially focused role
  • Executive remuneration (EO3) with flexible working arrangement
The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) is tasked with ensuring that Victoria has the right conditions to enable economic growth, while delivering liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities. Bringing together planning, local government and infrastructure, environment, climate change, energy and water functions, the organisation ensures an integrated approach to the development of long-term state and regional strategies that build on social, environmental and economic opportunities to provide for future population growth and change. An organisation renowned for its confident leadership and positive culture, they invest heavily in their people and are proud of the diversity of their workforce.
As the energy sector transitions towards renewable energy, DELWP’s Energy Group has a pivotal role to play to ensure Victoria is positioned to embrace this transformation. The Energy Group has a broad range of programs and initiatives which will help the Victorian Government ensure the reliability, security, safety, sustainability and affordability of Victoria’s energy systems during these times of unprecedented change.
This role is positioned within the Energy Group’s Commercial and Investment Attraction division and will play a key role in leading projects and programs across the energy portfolio to implement the Victorian Renewable Energy Targets on time and on budget. The division will bring best practice processes to the management, planning, design and implementation of energy projects and programs using commercial acumen and project delivery expertise.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Commercial and Investments Attraction, this position leads the delivery of the government’s major energy projects and provides commercial expertise across the broader Energy Group. Leading complex contract negotiation processes and ongoing contract management of major projects, you will ensure a robust project methodology is in place and projects are managed effectively. Focusing on developing a positive and high-performance team culture, you will support staff to work collaboratively with other teams and ensure strong integration across the Group.
You have proven leadership experience which will see you being a trusted adviser within the Energy Group. Being an exceptional negotiator, you possess a sound project management approach and the ability to manage large scale contracts.  Ideally you will have developed a strong career from within energy, resources or renewables from within the government or commercial sectors.  You are a strategic thinker with the ability to drive activity to achieve outcomes. You have exceptional stakeholder management skills. Finally, you have contributed across executive teams in the past and are known for your ability to add value outside of your own area of responsibility.   
To apply for this role please email your resume to, quoting reference number JO-1909-97732 in the subject line of your email. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515 or Natasha Diamond on (03) 9929 9556.

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