Closing date 5 June 2023
$170,000 - $190,000
Who is AEMO?
We are the Australian Energy Market Operator. AEMO’s role is to design and operate a sustainable energy system that provides safe, reliable and affordable electricity and gas today, and to enable the energy transition for the benefit of all Australians. All Australian governments are now committed to a net-zero economy for Australia by 2050, the first step of which is a net-zero energy system. We are collaborating with industry and other stakeholders to engineer electricity grids that can handle 100 per cent instantaneous renewable generation by 2025. AEMO also plays a significant role in the east coast gas market, which has recently expanded to assessing if there is enough natural gas for customers, including electricity generators. The transition to a renewable energy system is occurring at a world-leading pace. It is an exciting, momentous time to be part of this mission.
The Connections Reform team is responsible for the end-to-end connection process across the National Electricity Market (NEM). It works closely with transmission and distribution network service providers in supporting project developers and equipment manufacturers through the application, registration and commissioning phases of the project lifecycle to enable release to full operation.
About the role
You will manage and coordinate AEMO’s activities in relation to major connection reform processes, with particular focus on the program of works under the Connections Reform Initiative (CRI). The CRI was established by AEMO and the Clean Energy Council (CEC) in 2021 with a vision to enhance the NEM connections process so that it provides efficient, transparent and predictable outcomes for all parties involved. Your role will have oversight of all CRI project workstreams as well as extensive stakeholder management, and negotiation of agreed approaches across a variety of conflicting interests. Key stakeholders include generation developers, OEMs, NSPs and industry associations such as the CEC. Consultation and collaboration processes and their design will be key to your success of this role, along with the coordination of activities and outcomes with other parts of AEMO and industry partners.
What you will be doing
What you will bring to the role
An understanding of the NER, the NEM and the Rule change framework, and of the challenges experienced by generation developers will be highly regarded.
Some of our employment benefits
We are AEMO
At AEMO, our core values aren’t just ‘words on a wall’ – we are a purpose-based organisation at the centre of our energy future, and we stand for integrity, inclusiveness, empowerment and excellence.
As we continue to innovate and work on some world-first, ground-breaking projects, we need to attract the brightest people and provide opportunities to contribute, stretch and grow. We actively encourage you to bring your whole self to work, so that together we can do better, be better, and love our work. For this reason, inviting difference and leading inclusively is a core part of our culture. We challenge ourselves to take bold actions to improve the experience for all our people, with a current focus on gender, flexibility, (dis)ability and our First Nation peoples.
If you would like to know more about working at AEMO, please check out our careers page for more information, or apply now. #joinaemo