Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

Energy Australia | melbourne, VIC, AU

Posted 4 days ago

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Reporting to the Head of Legal – Energy, this role will provide specialist legal and regulatory compliance advice on matters relating to energy wholesale, trading, generation, and portfolio development areas for EnergyAustralia. You will play a key role in reviewing and interpreting changes to new and existing rules applicable to our operations (predominantly wholesale), to determine compliance and operational impacts. You will also partner with internal stakeholders to develop and enhance preventative and detective controls to achieve compliant outcomes for our ever changing and complex regulatory environment.
Act as the legal and compliance representative for the pipeline of new rule changes applicable to our business, with a focus on wholesale regulation e.g., Retailer Reliability Obligations, Gas Transparency Measures.
Lead the single point of engagement with regulators and business stakeholders for the management of information requests and notices relating to energy wholesale, trading, generation and portfolio development compliance matters.
Provide expertise (particularly for complex scenarios) in the investigation and confirmation of potential non-compliances including, managing the engagement with regulators for reporting purposes.
Our supportive and flexible team culture will help you thrive both professionally and personally so you can enjoy leading your own work, being adaptive, having fun with your colleagues and collaborating utilising your own style to achieve positive business outcomes.
About You:
To be successful in this role, you will have a Law degree and a current practicing certificate as well as relevant post-qualification legal experience with a reputable Australian law firm, large corporate or regulatory entity.
An understanding of Australian energy markets and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
Ability to lead a legal and compliance workstream to implement regulatory change in a project environment
Thrive in a constantly changing and complex industry and ability to work with ambiguity
In addition to your technical skills, you will be able to work independently and collaboratively, combine “big-picture” and strategic thinking with problem-solving. You will be able to build strong relationships and respectfully challenge the status quo to reach positive business outcomes.
How to apply
If you’re ready to join us ‘doing - not just dreaming’ towards a sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy future for all, click the 'Apply’ button before 25 November 2022 or for a career conversation, please email (link removed)
We’re committed to providing an inclusive culture so our employees can bring their whole selves to work and have a sense of belonging. From our PRISM network that creates a positive culture for LGBTQ+ employees to our Reconciliation Action Plan that has commitments to strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations, it’s a workplace where everyone’s welcome.
Why Us
At EnergyAustralia, we are committed to providing an inclusive culture so our employees can bring their whole selves to work and have a sense of belonging. As an employee you can enjoy such benefits as:
Awarded Winner 2022 Best Place To Work List
20 weeks’ paid parental leave that’s completely gender-equal
Employee discount on your electricity and gas, discounts on major brands and products
Energise Program - flexible working that is team centric enabling all individuals to agree and succeed together
Volunteer days off to help charities make a difference through volunteering and workplace giving schemes
Access LinkedIn Learning in-house free training platform for professional development
Option to purchase additional annual leave – up to 5 additional weeks per year
Generous discounts for goods & services via our employee benefits program
State-of-the-art Melbourne office, stunning views only 3-4 minute walk from Southern Cross station
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