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Committee Member Opportunity: Energy Network Regulation Committee Member - IPART

Energy Network Regulation Committee Member
Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART)

NSW Energy Network Regulation - statutory decision maker

  • Expert decision maker for Energy Network Regulation Committee

  • Part time – approximately 1 day per month

  • Daily rate up to $2,000 (including superannuation if applicable)

  • Central Sydney location, with Committee meetings held online

About the role

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking expressions of interest for two new members of its Energy Network Regulation Committee.

The Energy Network Regulation Committee, which is made up of three members, monitors electricity network operators’ compliance with safety and reliability obligations. It also enforces electricity network operators’ licence compliance. For some electricity networks this includes critical infrastructure security and environmental obligations.

About you

To be competitive for this role, you will need to have:

  • significant knowledge of the operations of energy network businesses or management of similar high reliability services or in a high-risk industry and/or

  • significant expertise in public safety, emergency risk management, injury prevention or work health and safety regulation and risk reduction.

The following will be highly regarded:

  • experience as a senior decision maker

  • knowledge of regulation and regulatory methods

  • understanding of the interests of consumers and businesses in the energy sector

  • relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent demonstrated professional experience

  • an understanding of the machinery of government and regulatory processes.

About us

The Independent Pricing & Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) makes the people of NSW better off through its independent decisions and advice. We help people get safe and reliable services at a fair price. We act with integrity and courage, curiosity and openness, respect and inclusion to make a difference for NSW.

IPART undertakes independent regulatory functions in the water, transport, local government and energy sectors in NSW. We also undertake reviews and investigations into a wide range of economic and policy issues and perform several other roles at the NSW Government’s request.

Our organisational values

  • Integrity and courage – We are willing to make the difficult decisions

  • Curiosity and openness - We seek out and develop new ideas that will improve our work

  • Respect and inclusion - We bring together diverse experiences and skills to generate better solutions

  • Making a difference - We pursue better outcomes for the people of NSW.

If your values align with ours, we want to talk to you!
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Our commitment to diversity, inclusion & flexibility

IPART is proud to be an EEO Employer. We encourage and welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people living with disability; people from a Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background; people who identify as LGBTQI+, people with a lived experience of mental health and people of mature age.

We want you to bring your best self to this application process. If you feel you may require an adjustment during any stage of the recruitment process, please contact our HR Team via or 02 9019 1953.

Additional information

This recruitment process will include pre-employment screening.

  • To apply for this role, you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport

  • This recruitment activity may result in the creation of a talent pool to fill other ongoing and temporary vacancies for similar roles within IPART. Placement in the talent pool remains valid for 18 months.

How to apply

For a confidential discussion, please call Bronwen Kerr on 02 9233 1200.

Please send an application quoting Ref No A005546 to Watermark Search International at We will reply to the email address used for your application.

Closing date: Thursday 27 June 2024 at 9.59am AEST