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Manager - Training and Professional Development

Energy Efficiency Council

COMPANY PROFILE

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:

  • Healthy, comfortable buildings;
  • Productive, competitive businesses; and
  • An affordable, reliable and sustainable energy system for Australia.

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:

  • Drive ambitious government policy by advocating for smart energy management policies and programs that deliver for all Australians;
  • Support business decision making and growth with trusted, impartial information on energy so they have confidence making the right energy management investments; and
  • Build the quality of energy management products and services by delivering training and professional development to energy management professionals across Australia.

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.

JOB PURPOSE

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 on a range of sector development projects. The projects build the capacity of the energy management industry, energy users or other intermediaries to unlock energy management opportunities.

The purpose of this role is to lead the Council’s sector development work, and to work with the wider team to ensure that the quality of energy management products and services are improved by delivering training and professional development to energy management professionals across Australia. The role also supports the upskilling of energy users and other intermediaries to unlock energy management opportunities.

The Manager, Training and Professional Development is responsible for:

  • The development of new training programs that support the professional development of energy management professionals and are congruent with the overall vision of the Council;
  • The management of the Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme (EECS) and relationships with certified persons and other stakeholders;
  • The redesign and expansion of EECS to include multiple certifications that support government programs and the growth of Australia’s energy management sector;
  • Engagement with government, education bodies and other key stakeholders on building the capacity and capability of Australia’s energy management workforce; and
  • Other ad hoc tasks as required.

KEY DUTIES

This role requires significant engagement with formal and informal partners, and working in conjunction with them to deliver sector development projects. Key duties include:

  • Development of new training and certifications, including recruitment of external consultants, management of relevant government and industry stakeholder relations, and the preparation of reports to the Senior Manager, Partnerships and Engagement, CEO, Board and others as required;
  • Identifying and initiating sector development projects that align with the Council’s objectives, including identification of potential funders and the preparation of project concepts, proposals and grant applications;
  • Management of the Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme (EECS), including its administration, budgets, timelines, communications, marketing and promotion, with support from relevant staff;
  • Ensuring the effective delivery of all Council sector development projects against scope, time, cost and quality;
  • Supporting the achievement of the sector development budget to deliver the expected net contribution, in consultation with the General Manager, who will lead on the delivery of existing training programs;
  • Stakeholder engagement and management, including administering meetings; and
  • Leveraging sector development work for maximum impact through strategic communications and engagement, with the support of the Senior Manager, Partnerships and Engagement and the Manager, Events and Communications.

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.

KEY EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

Exact employment conditions will be negotiated based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

  • Office based position in the Melbourne CBD (currently working remotely under COVID-19 conditions);
  • Five days per week (1.0FTE);
  • $80,000 -­ $90,000 per annum (including superannuation) for 1.0FTE (pro-rated for contracted fixed-term);
  • Some out-of-hours work may be required; and
  • Some interstate travel may be required.

Preference is for a Melbourne or Sydney-based candidate, however other Australian based candidates will be considered.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Refer the full position description for the key selection criteria that should be addressed in your application cover letter. The full PD is available at:
www.eec.org.au/about-us/overview#/careers.

The interview process may begin earlier than the closing date.

A position description is attached.

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