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  • Exciting leadership opportunity available in Energy Queensland’s rapidly growing unregulated business
  • Market leading division of Energy Queensland
  • Brisbane based, however, alternative locations may be considered

We have an exciting leadership opportunity for a Technical Lead to join the Emerging Opportunities and Acceleration business unit. The preference is for this position to be based in Brisbane however consideration will be given to employment in other major Energy Queensland locations for prospective candidate.

About Yurika and our People 

As a stand-alone business of Energy Queensland Limited (EQL), Yurika is rapdily growing its presence in the unregulated energy market including distributed energy solutions, private electricity infrastructure, smart metering and microgrids.  Our team needs to be able to adapt quickly to changes in the market, customer expectations and technology to participate in emerging opportunities.

While the range of roles across Yurika is diverse, we’re seeking people who are agile, highly skilled, commercially focused and always looking at what’s on the horizon.  We value customer-led design, leadership, team work, customer service, innovation and an open mind.  In an unregulated business like ours, we need to take a sound yet flexible approach to commercial risk, while never compromising on safety.

Overview of Emerging Opportunities & Acceleration Team

As a new team for Yurika, these roles will operate collectively to support Yurika by creating a growing pipeline of new opportunities, that position Yurika to participate in the emerging markets created in the transition to a more decentralised energy system.  Specific focus will be given to microgrids and renewable-hybrid systems with enabling communications and control technologies.

To be successful in this team you will need to have an entrepreneurial way of working, high levels of creativity, with agile systems and diligence on delivering to tight deadlines.

The Position

The Technical Lead manages the delivery of a diverse range of technical and engineering activities associated with the concept design, evaluation and development of early stage trials of emerging opportunities including technical input into commercial business models. Specifically this role will focus on the commercial deployment of clean energy generation and enabling technology products including battery storage systems for micro-grids, C&I customers and smart communities that support virtual power plant / distributed energy resources including electric vehicles through digital communications and control.

You will also lead project teams through the generation and development of concept and detailed designs and physical mock-up of energy solutions in a manner that delivers high performance, positively leads change, encourages open communication, continuous improvement, innovation and cross work group collaboration. Specific focus will be given to providing expert engineering and technical advice in renewable energy generation options, storage solutions and enabling communications and controls for functional optimisation in emerging opportunities.

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and acceptable membership of the Institution of Engineers Australia in the Professional Engineering category is an essential requirement for this position. It will also be advantageous if you currently have experience and qualifications in Project Management and Leadership.

About the Candidate

We are seeking a talented, passionate, enthusiastic leader who have an ideal blend of innovative thinking and extensive commercial experience to deliver a fresh and positive approach to our customers. You will be a customer advocate with a strong understanding of energy markets in Australia, an ongoing curiosity for new ideas and the commitment to bring them to life.

The successful candidate will have an aptitude for and get excitement from the opportunity of working as part of a diverse team of professionals in an operation that is entrepreneurial and where success is measured by the business’ competitive ability to achieve customer satisfaction and an unwavering focus on securing profit margins.

As a leader within Yurika you will work collaboratively, be adaptable to rapid change, with a strong focus on growth and delivering results. You will be future orientated in analysis, thought and action with innovative methods based on customer insights to shape strategy and actively seek creative ways to deliver cost effective solutions and build value. It is essential to develop credible and lasting relationships for sustainable ongoing business opportunities.

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In December 2015, the Queensland Government announced its intention to merge government-owned electricity companies, Ergon Energy and Energex.

In June 2016, the parent company Energy Queensland was created with its headquarters in Townsville. The combined business not only includes the two electricity distributors, but also Ergon Energy Retail, and a new energy services business.

The driving force behind the merger is to make the electricity sector more efficient and to create an energy business ready for the future.

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