Regulation and Inquiries
Fixed Term - Full Time
Level 6, $100,966 to $111,590 pa, PSGO CSA GA 2017
2019-06-26 4:00 PM
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The Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) is Western Australia’s independent economic regulator. The purpose of the ERA is to promote the interests of Western Australian consumers through independent regulation, analysis and advice, now and into the future. We are an independent statutory authority that approaches our work in a transparent and consultative way.
The ERA has three main functions. The first is to ensure utilities are operating in the best long term interests of consumers. The second is to ensure the wholesale electricity market is operating effectively. The third is to conduct independent inquiries on important economic issues and make recommendations to the State Government.
We value Excellence, Respect, Impartiality and Integrity.
To find out more about the Economic Regulation Authority please visit our website www.erawa.com.au.
About the Role
We have a great opportunity for a suitable candidate to join us as a Senior Analyst in our Regulation and Inquiries Division on a fixed term contract for 12 months with possibility of extension or permanency.
As a Senior Analyst you will provide high level professional assistance in managing, undertaking, reviewing and evaluating complex and sensitive projects. You will undertake reviews of legislation, policy and specific issues as required that will have a significant impact on regulated industries (particularly gas, electricity). You will work on the assessment of complex proposals from service providers (which include large infrastructure owners such as Western Power and privately owned pipelines and railways) seeking ERA approvals. The proposals include forecast expenditure (capital and operating) and benchmark service contractual terms and conditions including price.
You will be working with a small team to deliver findings and recommendations that will assist the ERA Governing Body to make decisions. You will need to be able to demonstrate a sound applied knowledge of the operations and economics of monopoly energy infrastructure. You must be able to work enthusiastically and apply your economic, financial, problem solving skills and experience to deliver well-reasoned/robustly supported advice to the ERA Governing Body.
You must be willing to work flexibly and collaboratively within a small project team. In this role you will also liaise with senior industry representatives, Government, representative bodies and other stakeholders.
As indicated above your analytical and report writing skills will be of a very high standard as you will provide professional support and written advice regarding economic, financial policy, legislative and regulatory matters.
As a suitable applicant you will possess qualifications in a relevant discipline, experience in managing regulatory projects, well developed communication, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills and the ability to contribute to an innovative problem solving environment. You will be able to prioritise workload to meet required deadlines, have a proactive attitude and work collaboratively as part of a small team. You will also possess the ability to prepare clear and well-structured reports to effectively communicate complex economic, commercial and regulatory issues in a form that non-technical readers can understand.
A full description of the role and organisational context is included in the attached Job Description Form.
Find out more
If you are interested in the position and want further information on the role, contact Mr Tyson Self, Assistant Director, Regulation and Inquiries on +61 8 6557 7919 (direct line). Please do not call for any general enquiries related to the application process. For assistance with your application or for general queries please contact Mr Roshan Fernandes on (08) 6557 7986 (direct line) or email email@example.com.
Submitting your Application
Applicants are requested to submit a comprehensive CV and provide a covering letter in not more than 2 pages demonstrating your knowledge, skills and ability to effectively undertake this role in accordance with the position competencies.
All position competencies as listed in the attached Job Description Form will be assessed during the selection process.
To submit your application, click on the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. You will be asked to complete several questions - please factor this time in when submitting an application. Late, pro forma and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be appointed to other similar vacancies (fixed term or permanent) that occur throughout ERA for 6 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
The Economic Regulation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal Australians, young people, women, people with disabilities, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.
Closing Date: 26 June 2019, 4pm WST. Please ensure you allow plenty of time to lodge your application, as late, pro forma or emailed applications will not be accepted.