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Deputy Director, Geoscience & Exploration
Department for Energy and Mining
Job reference: 502196
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Ongoing
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Department for Energy and Mining is committed to building a diverse and flexible culture. We encourage and welcome all applications from women, diverse community groups and ages, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with disabilities.

About the opportunity:

An exciting exciting opportunity has become available for a Deputy Director of the Geoscience and Exploration Branch, Energy Resources Division in the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM-ERD).

The Deputy Director is an important role within the leadership team of DEM-ERD and is a key person to facilitate and drive the strategic vision for energy resource research directions for the organisation. The role provides expert professional, leadership, analytical, business and project management skills to deliver critical and complex energy resource geoscience programs aligned with Branch and DEM-ERD priorities, strategies and targets.

About us:
The Department for Energy and Mining (DEM) leads the global transformation economy, overseeing the responsible mining and production of the minerals, metals and fuels of the future, to safely and sustainably generate the energy and low carbon products of the future.

Our low-cost power, leading regulation system and culture of innovation is leading to the decarbonisation of industry, new modern manufacturing opportunities, increased employment and greater prosperity and security for the people of South Australia.

Key selection criteria:
DEM is looking for an  experienced and enthusiastic leader that will help shape the team and drive successful outcomes for South Australia and the sector. 

Key experience and abilities with key experiences including:

  • Proven high level project management expertise in successfully planning and delivering complex major geoscientific projects, including skills in leading high quality project monitoring, budgeting, reporting and analysis.
  • Extensive demonstrated experience and proven expertise in both the business of, and science of, petroleum and energy resource exploration.
  • Sound knowledge of the global and local economic landscapes and issues affecting the upstream petroleum sector, the emerging energy resource sector (e.g. natural hydrogen, geothermal energy) and the South Australian economy - in the context of critical social, economic and commercial considerations.
  • Significant analytical, business, commercial and management expertise, including demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining high performing teams with a positive and supportive culture.

Essential qualifications:
Post graduate qualifications in Geology, Petroleum Geology or Business Management.

Special conditions:

  • This is a full time, ongoing role.
  • Applicants must have valid working rights in Australia to be eligible to apply for this role. 

Ms Elinor Alexander
Director, Geoscience and Exploration
8429 2436

Application Instructions:
Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae and written application of no more than two pages, demonstrating their suitability for the role by addressing the key selection criteria above. Applicants are to include the name, address and contact number of three current referees, one being your current line manager.

All applicants are required to complete and submit the Employment Declaration.

Applications close: 13/10/2022 5:00 PM

- Role Statement - Deputy Director.pdf
- Pre-Employment-Declaration_240522.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.