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Deputy Director General - Energy

Hays - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


  • Executive opportunity
  • Drive Queensland's growth
  • Strategic leadership position

Focus on sustainability, economic growth, safety and fairness across QLD's energy and building sectors.

Your new company
Queensland Government's Department of Energy and Public Works. Within government this organisation is responsible for energy, building policy, asset management and QLD Government procurement. With a focus on sustainability, economic growth, safety and fairness across QLD's energy and building sectors, the organisation shares a vision that will benefit everyone well into the future. Leading efforts to assist both community and government, DEPW are committed to establishing initiatives that will ensure the best use of energy resources, to deliver a safer, fairer and more sustainable building and construction industry and to support Government asset management and provide procurement services that support jobs and regional economies

Your new role
As the Deputy Director General, Energy you will lead a specialised group of staff to ensure the delivery of safe, secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply across QLD. A key part of this includes your contribution to the transition to a lower carbon energy sector in a way that maintains affordability and reliability and ensures the state harnesses economic opportunities from this transition. Your advice and direction in executing energy policy will establish long-term energy strategies to address cost-of-living pressures, the development of the renewables industry and sustainability of the sector.

Key duties and accountabilities will include -

  • Lead the development and implementation of strategies, programs, regulatory frameworks and initiatives that underpin the long-term productivity growth and sustainability of QLD's energy sector.
  • Provide high quality strategic advice to the Director-General and Minister on policy, regulatory and compliance issues relating to sustainable energy supply.
  • Ensure strong linkages are developed with key stakeholders including electricity customers and industry to ensure coordinated and integrated policy and programs.
  • Represent the Government, Department and Director-General in a range of forums that require a content-specific perspective
  • Represent the QLD Government at the Senior Officials Meeting to support QLD's position at relevant national bodies.
  • Drive the delivery of services and portfolio commitments that meet the Government's priorities within budget allocation.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the senior executive and key staff in DEPW, Treasury, Government Owned Corporations, other government agencies and stakeholders.

What you'll need to succeed
Your suitability and success in this role will be assessed on the following criteria in relation to the key duties and accountabilities of the role.

  • Communicates the clear vision for the organisation and articulates and drives implementation of strategies.
  • Adopts a system-wide view of issues, and draws on a range of information, ideas and perspectives to understand problems.
  • Builds a cohesive and high performing management team, characterised by teamwork, open discussion, strong morale and a focus on results.
  • Models ethical behaviour and is trustworthy, honourable and truthful, and respectful of the views of others.
  • Applies self-awareness to create and strengthen leadership approach and actively seeks feedback and modifies their approach accordingly to enhance leadership effectiveness.

What you'll get in return
You will join an influential organisation, having the opportunity to enact change that will positively impact the community ensuring a positive and bright future for all. Taking on a role at a time that will define the future of QLD's approach and commitment to a more sustainable world, an opportunity that very few will ever have access to, inspiring individuals to share this commitment and be a part of the journey.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' or for more information and a confidential discussion contact Cameron Burg at Hays.

SA Licence number : LHS 297508

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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