First listed on: 19 September 2022

Director, Energy Safety & Security


  • Leadership of circa 40 staff 
  • Advise Ministers, Secretary and Deputy Secretary
  • Salary band SES1: $207,116 - $267,445 TRP

The Energy Group within the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) plays a key role in supporting a significant transformation of the energy sector in Victoria. The Energy Demand, Efficiency and Safety Division leads government policy on energy demand management, energy efficiency and energy safety to support the delivery of safe, reliable, affordable energy to Victorians and the transition of Victoria’s energy system to low emissions. The Division also provides ongoing energy security advice and energy emergency management services working with key stakeholders across government and industry and the electricity, gas and liquid fuels sectors.

Director, Energy Safety & Security

We seek an inspirational executive with expertise leading diverse functions of similar complexity. You will demonstrate leadership of an inclusive culture of accountability, professionalism and service excellence that creates a highly integrated and engaged team.  Your leadership track record should reflect a commitment to the recognition of differences, fairness and respect towards all staff and reinforce a values-based culture of the highest standards of Equity, Diversity, Fairness and Inclusion. 

Reporting to the Executive Director Energy Demand, Efficiency and Safety you will lead five specialist teams to drive reform and improvement relating to energy safety, energy emergency management, energy security and preparedness, and gas pipeline regulation. 

You will provide quality, timely policy advice and recommendations to Ministers, the Secretary and Deputy Secretary within a complex and fast-paced environment. You will lead the Energy Group’s energy emergency management functions, building and maintaining the Group’s capability and capacity to respond to energy emergencies in accordance with the Emergency Management Act. You will also build trusted and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, including Emergency Management Victoria, Energy Safe Victoria and the Australian Energy Market Operator. 

How to Apply

Position description can be obtained online by visiting

Applications must include resume and a one page cover letter outlining your expression of interest and relevant expertise for the position. Responses to key selection criteria are not required but may be requested at a later stage of the assessment process.

Documents, attached as MS Word or PDF, are to be submitted via If you experience any difficulty in lodging your application, please contact:

Queries close: 5pm AEST Wednesday 5th October 2022
Applications close:  5pm AEST Friday 7th October 2022

Peter William Partners have been exclusively retained by DELWP to deliver this executive search. Any unsolicited applications will be redirected to Peter William Partners and managed via the campaign. Applicants must be either an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa. 

Incomplete applications will not be acknowledged. 

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