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Energy Program - Senior Associate or Fellow

Location: Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Type: Part Time to Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Energy – Senior Associate or Fellow

Ideal career step for exceptionally talented individual to join Australia's leading domestic policy think-tank. 

Salary range:

$99,000 - $165,000 inclusive of superannuation

Based in Melbourne, we have an exciting opportunity to join the Energy Program at Grattan Institute and work alongside some of Australia’s leading public policy thinkers influencing the direction of Australian policy.

The successful candidate will work with the Energy Program Director, aiming to shape the debate on important policy challenges facing Australia’s energy sector.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of work experience in the public sector, industry, academia, and/or consulting.

A deep understanding of the energy sector (or true interest in specialising) and experience in contributing to policy debates are a must.

We are looking for an outstanding individual with excellent communication skills and research capabilities who thrives on complexity, has strong people/project management skills, writes and presents information well for a broad audience, has some experience with policy and policy makers and a broad economic and/or financial understanding.  The ideal candidate will also be able to speak confidently and reliably with stakeholders and the media and quickly develop a public profile.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a Senior Associate or Fellow depending on their background and level of experience.

This is a permanent, ongoing position. As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post.  All options can be discussed at interview stage.

Please apply through the link below, and address applications to Mary Hannebery.   You will be required to submit a cover letter, resume, academic transcript and a writing sample on a specified public policy topic.  

Please submit documents in PDF format where possible.

If you have any questions please contact Mary Hannebery at mary.hannebery@grattan.edu.au or on (03) 8344 2636.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 27 May 2018.

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The Federal Government appears committed to the construction of Snowy 2.0 to help resolve Australia’s energy ‘trilemma’ of reliable, affordable and low-emission electricity. Considering the potential costs and benefits of Snowy 2.0, is this the right action for an Australian government?

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