First listed on: 10 December 2018

Operations and Project Manager: Research and Development in Energy Data

  • Are you passionate about driving meaningful change in Australia’s energy sector?
  • Make an impact through a diverse range of data-driven energy research projects
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position:

CSIRO is responsible for collecting, curating and researching energy consumption data from across Australia.  This work is informing energy infrastructure planning and policy and it will save billions of dollars through more efficient infrastructure investment, and help to guide Australia to a reliable, clean and affordable electricity grid.   

In this position you will manage the delivery of energy research and data projects worth millions of dollars and deliver impact across the entire energy sector. You will work within the Grids and Energy Efficiency Program to deliver and instil exceptional project management practises across the team, engage with senior stakeholders from across the energy sector to deliver collaborative research and data agreements, and consult with science, technical and program leaders to ensure that our work delivers maximum value and is a core part of Australia's energy transformation.

Based at the CSIRO Energy Centre, Newcastle, you will be working in Australia's national science institution, interacting with some of Australia's largest industries, meeting with researchers and scientists from around the world, and delivering practical solutions to challenging, complex and rewarding problems.

If this sounds exciting then let us know; we are keen to discover if you could be part of the CSIRO Grids and Energy Efficiency team.  

Your duties will include:

  • Manage the delivery of project outcomes against the strategic vision and high-level annual plans of the program, under the guidance of senior leaders within the program.
  • Work with leaders with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, including scientists, electrical engineers, social scientists, data scientists and software engineers to ensure successful delivery of key project outputs.
  • Coordinate and facilitate meaningful relationships with key project clients and stakeholders to ensure that project delivery satisfies their long-term needs and to maximise the impact that our research delivers.

Location:      Newcastle NSW (other locations may be considered)
Salary:          AU$111,663 - AU$130,848 plus up to 15.4% superannuation  
Tenure:         Specified term of 3 years
Reference:    58507

To be successful you will need:

  • A tertiary degree (preferably with Honours) or equivalent industry experience; and 3 years minimum experience in applied project management and project delivery.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the management, oversight and delivery of a diverse set of projects for external clients with tight deadlines and big expectations.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills for building relationships and networks with internal and external stakeholders, from senior managers to junior staff.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

CSIRO Energy aims to deliver by 2020 technology options and science that will enhance Australia’s economic competitiveness and regional energy security while enabling the transition to a lower emissions energy future. We are pioneering low-emission technologies that create value for industry and households and provide the knowledge which will help guide Australia towards a smart, secure energy future.

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close: 07 January 2019

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