- Job posted on: 9th Jun 2021
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The Energy Efficiency Council is a not-for-profit membership association for businesses, universities, governments and NGOs. Founded in 2009, the Council’s members are diverse, but are united by a common cause: building a sophisticated market for energy management products and services that delivers:
The Energy Efficiency Council’s vision is to make Australia a global leader in smart energy management. To this end, the Council works with its members and partners to:
Energy management encompasses a wide range of practices and technologies including energy efficiency, demand management or load shifting, and demand response. Smart energy management makes our buildings healthier and more comfortable, our businesses more productive, and our energy system more affordable.
The Council’s expert team of staff and advisors work with governments at the local, state and federal level, key industry and professional associations, and non-governmental organisations, particularly our NGO Partners, on a range of bespoke strategic research, business engagement, industry development and thought leadership projects.
Types of projects include:
High quality, strategic projects increase the profile and influence of the Council, build the market for energy management, support energy management providers and energy users, provide a foundation for the Council’s policy and advocacy, communications, training and events activities and are an important means to diversify and grow revenue.
Continuing to identify and deliver value-adding strategic projects is a core part of the Council’s long-term growth strategy. The purpose of this role is to lead the Council’s Projects Division, with the objective of managing and working within a team to deliver value-adding projects within the agreed scope, time, cost and quality.
Where appropriate, the Council engages external consultants to support the work of the Projects Division. However, most projects are delivered in-house, and the Council's Head of Projects has a front-line role developing and delivering projects, as well as overseeing the delivery of projects by the broader projects team. The Head of Projects must manage relationships with external consultants and sub-contractors, and support the professional development of the Projects team.
The Head of Projects will be highly motivated, with a track record of demonstrating initiative, acting autonomously, and have a keen attention to detail. The Head of Projects will have excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral and written communication skills, and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in policy and/or project delivery in the energy, sustainability or equivalent industry. Demonstrated project costing, project planning and project management experience is essential.
This role requires significant engagement with formal and informal partners, and working in conjunction with them to deliver research and analysis, engagement campaigns and other projects.
Key duties include:
The Council is a small and flexible organisation. The successful candidate will be required to work on a range of cross-organisational projects on an ad hoc basis, in collaboration with colleagues and external stakeholders to meet the Council’s overall goals.
Exact employment conditions will be negotiated based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.
Refer to the full position description for the key selection criteria that should be addressed in your application cover letter.
A full position description is attached.