First listed on: 03 December 2022

Senior Manager, Strategy Consulting (Energy and Resources)


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The Opportunity

  • Are you an experienced strategy consultant with expertise across the  Energy and Resources sector?
  • Want to influence forward thinking industry and government decision makers? 
  • Join CSIRO Futures and help solve Australia’s greatest challenges!

CSIRO Futures is the strategic and economic advisory arm of CSIRO – Australia’s national science agency. 

Why join CSIRO Futures? 

  • Work on globally impactful challenges – We work with forward thinking industry and government customers to tackle the world’s most important challenges, including sustainable food production, energy transition, and resilient healthcare systems. 
  • Unparalleled access to scientific expertise – CSIRO sits at the cutting edge of science and technology. CSIRO Futures has direct access to over 5,000 world leading researchers and technologists to ensure our insights are deeper and more evidence-based than other consultancies.
  • Innovate for Australia’s future – We draw on our extensive consulting and economic analysis capabilities to identify growth opportunities in existing and emerging industries, and develop strategies for how Australia can pursue them. 
  • Professional development – Beyond CSIRO’s commitment to dedicated learning and development days, the complex and multi-stakeholder nature of CSIRO Futures projects provide significant senior leadership and management experience compared to other consultancies.

The global energy and resources industries are undergoing significant transformation with many changes underpinned or supported by emerging science and technology. Over the past decade, CSIRO Futures has been actively involved in projects that have helped shape the national discussion. 
This has included supporting the development of Australia’s hydrogen industry, positioning Australia to seize opportunities related to critical mineral resources, and understanding how we can make products from carbon dioxide (CO2) to help address the global decarbonisation challenge. 
As a Senior Manager, you will be responsible for leading the delivery of national-scale industry roadmaps, technology strategies and technology scans focussed on the energy and resources sectors. You will work with and help inform decision makers and leaders in government and industry, providing a structured and evidenced approach that draws on CSIRO’s world leading experts.

Your duties will include:

  • Lead project delivery teams (typically 2 – 5 people) to deliver both national-scale roadmaps and strategic advisory projects.
  • Lead scoping and proposal development for new project opportunities.
  • Liaise with clients to determine their needs, tailoring solutions to potentially conflicting requirements, taking personal responsibility for client satisfaction, and correcting problems promptly and in a constructive manner.
  • Quickly gather, understand, analyse and synthesise information from disparate sources into detailed, logical, evidence-based insights and conclusions.
  • Succinctly and professionally communicate complex business, scientific and technical concepts to senior executives and government decision makers.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within the team and across CSIRO to reach objectives.
  • Actively develop a working knowledge across CSIRO’s science and technology domains.
  • Communicate openly, effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation.
  • Adhere to the spirit and practice of CSIRO’s Code of Conduct, Health, Safety and Environment procedures and policy, Diversity initiatives and Making Safety Personal goals.

Location:  Melbourne or Sydney
Salary:  $121,455 - $142,321, + 15.4% superannuation
Reference:  90652

To be considered you will need:


  • Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.
  • Undergraduate qualifications in science, engineering, business, finance or economics or a related field that includes a significant analytical component.
  • Experience providing strategic advice to the energy and resources industry or working within the industry in a technology or strategy related role.
  • Experience in autonomously leading small teams on strategic or technical consulting projects focused on the energy and resources sector and include the gathering, evaluation, analysis and synthesis of a broad range of information to develop robust insights and input into strategic decision making.
  • Experience developing and/or applying business analysis and strategic analysis frameworks (e.g. value chain analysis).
  • Experience in generating professional quality client-facing written reports and deliverables that clearly communicate analysis and key insights.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral communication and presentation skills, including experience in proactively collaborating and consulting with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to demonstrate adaptability, modifying project methodology in real time and being able to justify the change.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description.


To be eligible to apply for this role, you must be currently residing in Australia as an: 
1) Australian/New Zealand Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident or 2) Australian Temporary Resident, with an existing valid visa and unrestricted work rights for the duration of the 3 year term, and no requirement for visa sponsorship from CSIRO.
Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

18 December 2022, 11:00pm AEDT

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