First listed on: 13 September 2023

Senior Technoeconomic Analyst - Energy


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The Opportunity

  • Be a key player in the Economic Modelling team within CSIRO Energy
  • Contribute to and facilitate collaborative research programs
  • Create a dynamic career path in this exciting role

CSIRO’s Energy Business Unit is seeking a Senior Techno-Economic Analyst to join the Energy Resources Program. You will work with Research Scientists and Managers and other Techno-Economic Modellers to deliver solutions for projects within the Energy BU and activities of CSIRO’s Missions for the decarbonization of industry and the secure provision of low emissions fuels including hydrogen and bio-derivatives, for Australia’s energy transition. 

As the Senior Techno- Economic Analyst you will assist researchers to rapidly assess the techno-economic feasibilities of technologies and research permitting the identification of technology/approaches with the highest potential in the above domain.  This will include identification of emerging trends in these areas and the key risks to adoption of new approaches and technology.  You will provide economic support to science teams on both internally and externally funded projects where techno economic modelling is required. This will involve the scoping of economic components for new projects, the coordination of staff working on economics, client engagement, stakeholder consultation, report writing, and the implementation of the team’s economic capability development strategy.

The Senior Techno-Economic Analyst will have a BS or equivalent in economics with wide-ranging experience in providing techno-economic modelling to the energy sector.  The Analyst will have experience in developing risk-based investment decision frameworks and involvement in the commercialisation of new technologies.

Applications to this position are invited across two competency levels, the appointment level will be determined by the qualifications, skills and relevant experience of the successful candidate.

Your duties will include:

  • Developing post-tax techno-economic models for a range of fiscal regimes including petroleum resource rent tax, royalty regimes and production sharing contracts. 
  • Running techno-economics including NPV, IRR and unit technical cost analysis for a range of upstream, downstream and midstream projects including liquefied natural gas, gas to liquids, gas to products e.g. ammonia, gas to power, blue and green hydrogen, pipelines, infrastructure, solar power, battery storage, carbon capture, carbon storage, carbon transport, carbon utilisation and mineral processing.
  • Developing gas transfer pricing models for integrated gas to liquids and gas to product projects.
  • Developing project economic assumptions with the consensus of stakeholders including energy prices, foreign exchange rates, interest rates, cost of capital and chemical prices to run techno economics.
  • Contributing to the development of cost and schedule estimates for running techno economics with CSIRO research scientists and project management staff.
  • Peer-reviews of internal and third-party techno-economic models, case decks and results for CSIRO external consulting scopes.
  • Conducting risk analysis including tornado charts and identify key influences of project value and pathways to commercialisation of new energy technologies.
  • Other duties as directed.

Location: Perth, WA
Salary:  AU$121k - $161k + up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Specified Term of 3 years
Reference:  94061

To be considered you will need:

Essential Criteria:

  1. A higher degree (Masters, Doctorate) in Economics or a related field that includes significant quantitative and analytical components together with relevant practical experience or managerial and/or commercial qualifications (e.g., MBA, professional accreditation) with significant relevant experience and depth of science understanding either from a research or industry perspective.
  2. A track record of recognising and capitalising on opportunities for innovation and generating new theoretical perspectives.
  3. Experience in autonomously project managing small teams on strategic or technical consulting projects that include economic modelling and analysis to support strategic decision making.
  4. Demonstrated experience or interest in science and technology applicable to the energy transition.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and to identify and build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  6. Experience managing junior staff in a consultancy/advisory setting, including performance management, mentoring, and professional development.
  7. Excellent oral communication skills and experience generating professional quality client-facing written reports and deliverables that clearly communicate economic analysis and key insights to a senior executive-level audience. This includes the ability to present a clear narrative to help communicate challenging or complex concepts to fellow team members and clients.
  8. Ability to demonstrate adaptability, modifying project methodologies in real time and being able to justify the changes


  1. Experience in Australia’s energy sector with understanding of energy markets, regulation mechanisms and fiscal regimes.
  2. Understanding of current domestic gas and LNG export markets and emerging hydrogen industries together with carbon capture, utilization and storage.
  3. Expertise in economic scenario modelling and investment decision making in the face of uncertainties, including alternative market mechanisms, risk analysis and methods such as least regret basis, real options valuations, hedging strategies etc.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

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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

04 October 2023, 11:00pm AEST

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