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Climate Resilience Technical Manager


Location: Australia

Job Type: Full time


  • Join the Climate Resilience team at Ausgrid as we embark on our exciting transformation journey!
  • Sydney based location | Permanent full time opportunity
  • $172,014 base + 15.5% Super + bonus + 1 Monthly Day Off!

Just imagine a future where households and businesses can generate their own energy and sell it back to the grid, ultimately connecting communities and empowering lives. Are you ready to play your part in an evolving industry?​

Ausgrid is on an exciting transformation journey and now is the time to be a part of something big! We are proud to service Australia’s east coast, as a leading business in energy distribution, delivering a safe and reliable electricity supply to more than 1.8 million homes – that’s over four million Australians relying on us every day.

Our vision is simple; for our communities to have the power for a resilient, affordable net zero future. ​

We take pride in knowing that the work we collectively achieve today, will transform the world tomorrow. We value a culture of working and living safely, being customer focussed, commercially minded, collaborative, honest, accountable, and respectful. Our values are not just initiatives driven by leaders; they define the way we work.

Meet our team!

Energise your career working in a multi-disciplinary team of 5, reporting to our Head of Climate Resilience. This opening, alongside the wider team will play a pivotal part in ensuring the network can continue to service our communities when subjected to the disruptive climatic events of the future. Sitting within our Asset Management group, you will get the opportunity to cross over and collaborate regularly with exceptional leaders and expert peers within the energy space.

Your new role

This newly created opportunity will be accountable for the technical leadership of Ausgrid’s technical climate adaptation programs including; risk forecasting, disclosures and technical adaptation. You will be a trusted source of climate change science within Ausgrid, by keeping abreast of climate change updates and working collaboratively with external advisors and scientific organisations to build the body of knowledge of historical, current and forecasted climate change risks.

You will monitor changing regulatory, stakeholder and customer expectations to address climate change impacts and where necessary, uplift policies, procedures and governance processes to address climate perils. You will project manage the technical programs including the management of risks, issues, resources and constraints and lead climate change risk assessments and modelling. You will interpret complex and ambiguous information in ways the organisation can easily understand, leading new ways to model the impact of climate scenarios and coordinate the development of adaptation solutions through design, implementation and testing of solutions.

Spark our interest!

Our hiring decisions are not only based on your experience and skills, but your passion, attitude, and alignment to our core values.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong communication skills, foster strong stakeholder relationships and thrives in a proactive environment where planning and prioritisation is key. You will be adaptable to change, agile and work well in a collaborative work group.

Energise us through your skills and qualifications in:

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering, Science or equivalent with experience in asset management practices
  • Expertise in asset and community resilience
  • Expertise in conducting climate risk assessments and modelling
  • Program Management, including excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritise and deliver outcomes in a timely manner
  • Ability to break down complex problems into practical, actionable steps
  • Ability to lead using influence, including change management expertise and mentoring approaches
  • Extensive knowledge of utility businesses and associated regulatory frameworks
  • Established negotiation and influencing skills and experience in dealing with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Understanding of Emergency Management, including making technical decisions in live events
  • Project management experience and certification (e.g. PMP, Prince2)
  • Process improvement experience and certification (e.g. Lean/Six Sigma)

Grow with Ausgrid

To continue building on our rich heritage, we actively invest in our people’s development through secondments, onsite training, mentoring circles, e-learning, Australian Graduate School of Management programs (UNSW) and study assistance.

It is through our investment in our people that the average tenure across the business is 14 years and our current turnover is sitting at a market competitive rate of just 3.9%.

Ausgrid perks

Revel in more than just a competitive salary! Our employees enjoy a dynamic range of market leading support and safety services, wellbeing programs, corporate discounts, and flexibility arrangements in many forms.

Our people are paramount to the continued success of Ausgrid, therefore celebrating great work is important to us! It’s not just the big wins that count, we have provided our employees the opportunity to applaud peer successes daily through our Amped Recognition Program. But let’s not forget the major milestones! For those ready to exceed expectations, anticipate a nomination for a CEO award at our formal end of year Award gala.

Belonging at Ausgrid

To deliver the best possible service to our customers we strive towards a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we serve. Ausgrid is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and we encourage applications from women, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQIA+ community and First Nations people.

Interested, but unsure if you’re the right match? At Ausgrid, we aren’t looking for perfect! If you would like to discuss the opportunity in more detail, please contact Penny Joseph, Head of Climate Resilience for this opportunity on

If you require support with your application/reasonable adjustments for the interview process, we want to hear from you.