Digital Energy Project Leader - CSIRO - EnergyCareer

First listed on: 19 January 2022

Digital Energy Project Leader


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The Opportunity

  • Lead the delivery of data and digital technology projects
  • Be a part of the Energy Systems team within CSIRO
  • Create a dynamic career path in this exciting role

CSIRO Energy is playing a key role in Australia’s energy transition. With work spanning from energy efficiency in buildings to the operation of electricity systems, the CSIRO team works across a large range of industries and application domains. Our research includes establishing costs of different technology pathways and modelling different future scenarios - this is often a contentious area and the successful candidate will lead stakeholder discussions and communicate this research.

As the Digital Energy Project Leader, you will be responsible for working with clients to initiate and deliver projects involving data and digital technologies and aligned with the CSIRO’s Energy Business Unit strategy. You will be responsible for the successful initiation through to delivery of projects, including client engagement and mentoring of junior team members.  You will work with internal and external stakeholders to scope research software projects, develop implementation pathways and lead implementation activities.

This role is offered on a full-time or part-time (minimum 0.8 FTE) basis. 

Your duties will include:

  • Lead substantial projects covering the design and implementation of data science, software and IOT solutions for energy domain problems,
  • Coordinate and take ownership of the delivery of projects that require field demonstration and deployment of data driven models and software solutions.
  • Oversee and support design of data management platforms and workflows.
  • Assist with developing best practice project management approaches for digital energy projects
  • Lead interactions with potential partners within CSIRO and external stakeholders to identify solutions to their problems and develop implementation pathways.
  • Under general direction participate in planning major projects including allocating and directing tasks, managing resources to meet project objectives in a timely manner.
  • Provide coaching, on-the-job training and instruction to colleagues, on activities pertaining to their data science, software and IoT projects to ensure upskilling of staff.

Location: Newcastle, NSW preferred, other locations negotiable
Salary: AU$117k to AU$138k pa (pro-rata for part-time)  + up to 15.4% super
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 80884

To be considered you will need:

  • A Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience in engineering, IT, business administration
  • Extensive project leadership experience in the data science/software engineering area.
  • Demonstrated experience eliciting business needs, specifying software requirements and designing data science and/or software solutions to address them
  • Demonstrated capability in software project management including agile project management processes, methods and tools
  • Evidence of use of industry standard software processes for code quality, change management and data science model delivery, deployment and ongoing maintenance, preferably including experience with the Python programming language.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa (sponsorship may be provided to eligible candidates).

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. 

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

17 February 2022, 11:00pm AEDT