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UNSW Energy Institute Manager

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Work type: part time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Management

The Opportunity

The UNSW Energy Institute has an opportunity for a Manager to manage the operations of the institute. You will work closely with the CEO to support the institute’s strategic direction by developing operational plans, liaising with key stakeholders, and monitoring and reporting. This role will also provide operational and high-level administrative support to the CEO and Board as required.

This role reports to the CEO of the UNSW Energy Institute, Dani Alexander, and has no direct reports.

  • Salary, Level 8/9 - $118,883 to $146,613 per annum + 17% superannuation (pro-rated to 0.6 FTE)
  • Part time – 21 hours per week (0.6 FTE)
  • Fixed-term contract – 36 months
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia
  • Hybrid/Flexible working arrangements

About UNSW

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

The UNSW Energy Institute is a world-leading research and technology hub, uniquely positioned to influence Australia’s once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the future of energy generation, transmission, and consumption. Based within Australia’s #1 engineering faculty, UNSW Engineering, the Institute facilitates collaboration between multiple research centres and facilities. Our mission is to lead Australian energy research and technology development and inform policy design and implementation on a sound evidence basis. UNSW contributes strongly, both nationally and globally, to enabling a decarbonised future. For further information please visit -

Skills & Experience

Level 8

  • A relevant degree with substantial knowledge and experience gained through a combination of relevant education, training and/or experience.
  • Experience in the energy sector will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience in executive support to senior management, preferably in a large and complex institution.
  • Strong ability to manage workflow effectively in a dynamic and fast-changing environment, with superior time management, problem-solving and organisational skills.
  • Proven skills in resource planning and analysis at strategic and operational levels.
  • Demonstrated success in fostering partnerships and engagement with research institutes and industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating content development for promotional material, web content, official communications and reports.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and consultation skills, including an ability to exercise initiative, tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Strong initiative and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Level 9 (in addition to the above)

  • Postgraduate qualifications with extensive relevant experience or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through a combination of education, training, and/or experience.
  • Proven skills and experience in strategic and resource planning, negotiation, goal setting and project or program management.
  • Proven leadership skills and significant experience in a research environment with a strong understanding of research funding sources, schemes and grants, and the research regulatory and policy environment including grant funding rules.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse, interpret and integrate complex data and provide strategic direction and analysis to senior management.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and writing business cases and/or strategic position or policy papers for industry, government and external end user partner audiences.
  • Extensive understanding industry and university policies and procedures around the management of research and research finance.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and problem solving in complex settings with the ability to provide sound strategic advice, develop and implement operational plans, policies and systems aligned to strategic objectives.
  • Proven expertise in and ability to provide professional advice related to the Institute’s priorities.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this position can be found in the position description. This is available via JOBS@UNSW.

To Apply:

Please click the apply now button and submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the Skills and Experience. You should systematically address the Skills and Experience listed within the position description in your application.

Applicants must have working rights in Australia and be able to be on site in Kensington regularly.

Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55 pm (Sydney time) on Wednesday 24th April 2024

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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