Senior Regulation planning specialist

Western Power

Location: Perth

Job Type: Not Specified


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Do you want to deliver work that truly matters to our community?

There’s never been a better time to join the energy industry! At Western Power we’re working towards our vision for a clean energy future and we’re looking for diverse, passionate people to join our team of world leading experts.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Regulation Specialist at Perth Head Office, for a 12-month period with the possibility of extension and permanent appointment.

About this role

As the Senior Regulation Specialist, you will be accountable for planning and developing inputs to regulatory submissions/reviews and providing advice and guidance to internal stakeholders on regulatory commitments.

  • Plan for and develop the technical inputs to assist the business in meeting its regulatory obligations and requirements as they relate to its capital asset pricing model and operational benchmarking under an incentive based regulatory model.
  • Critically analyse business cases and assist the business in developing its business cases which present a robust and rigorous analysis of the options against the regulatory obligations applicable to the business.
  • Coordinate the development of the business’ policies and procedures as required by the regulatory regime, on areas including capital contributions, access and queuing, customer connections and access contracts.
  • Provide advice and guidance to internal stakeholders to increase their capability and understanding in relation to Western Power’s regulatory commitments and information requirements.
  • Develop and maintain the knowledge base of regulatory material for use in internal communications, inductions and education. Support the business in defining what the regulatory arrangements mean to them and in facilitating improvements to ensure compliance.
  • Provide advice, quality reviews and develop content for regulatory reports and submissions (including Board submissions, annual Report and other external submissions) to ensure consistency with regulatory arrangements and commitments.
  • Manage compliance obligations and risks assigned to Regulation
  • Contribute to and support the planning, budgeting and reporting process

About you

We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Economics, Commerce, Law (or similar)
  • A strong working knowledge of the regulatory framework, access and allowable revenue arrangements
  • A demonstrated understanding of the regulatory framework in which a utility operates and the link between business decisions and the impact on regulatory outcomes
  • Business acumen, comprehensive analytical skills and exposure to risk management and governance processes
  • Strong organisation and time management abilities to manage several priorities
  • Extensive and broad experience within a regulated enterprise (preferably in the energy sector), regulatory authority, or consulting organisation in relation to preparing submissions to economic regulators
  • Expert analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability write and quality assure external and internal written submissions and reports.
  • Ability to constructively engage with teams comprising executives, technical stakeholders and external consultants
  • Leadership, influencing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • A broad knowledge of the regulatory framework, access and allowable revenue arrangements

Joining Western Power

Our people play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, and supportive workplace, living our values and delivering exceptional service to the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young & mature age workers, the LGBTQI+ community.

We are an employer of choice, offering our employees a range of benefits that include:

  • Competitive salary plus 11% superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements that support part time work, flexible working hours and working from home arrangements
  • Professional Development opportunities including training initiatives and study assistance
  • An award-winning employee recognition and benefits programme
  • Access to five Employee Network Groups – First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, and People with Disability – which celebrate and communicate the diversity of our workforce and connect diversity and inclusion to our broader business activities
  • The opportunity to purchase up to four weeks of additional leave per year
  • Access to salary packaging, social club activities, and discounted health insurance and gym membership

Important information

We are committed to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2027 and ensuring that people with disability have equal opportunities to gain and maintain employment with Western Power. It is strongly encouraged that people with a disability who meet the inherent requirements of the position description apply for this role.

We are also proud to have launched our Innovate RAP in Mar 2022 (Reconciliation Action Plan). Our Innovate RAP outlines our commitment to the Reconciliation journey in WA.

Our recruitment process requires that all candidates who progress to the pre-employment stage must hold a police clearance issued within the last six months.

Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.

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Applications close on 4th October 2022

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