Test Lead

Essential Energy

Location: New South Wales

Job Type: Full time


We are unique

We are a regional business that thinks on a global level. We work with determined, passionate and curious people to empower communities to share and use energy for a better tomorrow. With a network that powers 95% of NSW and parts of Southern Queensland, we ensure homes, hospitals, schools, businesses, and services stay connected.

We are currently recruiting a Test Lead to join our Essential Technology team for a 10 month fixed term contract opportunity. This role can be based anywhere within Essential Energy’s operational footprint throughout NSW.

About the role

As the Test Lead you will be responsible for the management and control of all testing within the Digital Now program of work, which covers a range of transformation projects including ITSM uplift, Data Centre Resilience and Strategic Integration platform.

The role ensures that planned, thorough and methodical testing of both technology and process takes place against test scripts based on documented specifications to determine how well the deliverables meets documented requirements. The Test Lead will coordinate and manage all Test Analysts working for or in the program who perform the tests and report on test outcomes, errors or bugs.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure testing is planned and executed in accordance with the overarching test strategies and guidelines put in place by the governance teams
  • Manage project testing performance to facilitate delivery of project outcomes within timeframe, scope, quality and budget expectations
  • Plan and coordinate all phases of testing, including processes, plans, resources, timeframes, deliverables and traceability, within project frameworks and timelines
  • Ensure the identification, classification and tracking of all defects that occur during testing and post-implementation support phases to ensure defects are resolved in accordance with business priorities

About You

You will have demonstrated experience in a similar Test Management role with demonstrated experience in managing people and diverse testing teams in Information Technology project environment. Desirable experience includes;

  • Experience in both technical testing and end-to-end UAT for ITSM processes and tooling
  • Experience in DCR and/or SIP requirements
  • Demonstrated understanding and working knowledge of project management, risk management and assurance frameworks

Required Qualification

  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology or demonstrated capability through past employment experience and/or relevant qualifications.


  • Test Management Certification
  • ITIL and SDLC Certification


As an Essential Energy team member, you’ll enjoy such benefits as;

  • 16% Superannuation
  • Flexible working arrangements subject to business needs
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Access the NIB corporate health plan
  • Access to join the Fitness Passport Program
  • Paid parental leave for eligible team members
  • Further education and career development support

We offer fantastic local and regional career opportunities limited only by your own drive and determination.

Working for this large and diverse organisation, employees can take advantage of a range of learning and development opportunities, including leadership programs.

If successful in this role you will join a supportive and appreciative team in a role that offers breadth across essential Energy's entire corporate and network businesses.

At Essential Energy we are united in our purpose and live our values. We operate in an exciting and rapidly changing environment, thrive in a culture that’s all about teamwork and are here for our customers.

For further information please contact Tom Maunder Project/Program Coordinator on M: 0429166317.

Applications close midnight on Sunday 1 October 2023.

Passionate people. Global thinking. Regional heart.

Building a better energy future.

Essential Energy is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages applicants to apply regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

As an organisation, our aim is to champion inclusivity in the workplace and celebrate the difference in all our employees.

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