Senior Community Engagement Officer

Requisition ID:  17047

Southbank, AU, 3006

The Role:


Excellent permanent opportunity for a Senior Community Engagement Officer to join our Renewables business to design and implement effective community and stakeholder engagement initiatives during the development, construction and operational phases of renewable energy generation and other assets.


The incumbent will be accountable to the Head of Stakeholder Relations and will be required to travel to regional areas and interstate as required.  



Key Responsibilities:


  • Plan and deliver stakeholder and community engagement plans and activities
  • Actively and regularly engage with landowners, neighbours, local communities and interested parties to build and maintain effective relationships
  • Work with First Nations representatives to identify opportunities for indigenous engagement and participation
  • Coordinate community meetings and stakeholder briefings to effectively gather feedback and input to improve outcomes for local communities
  • Respond to enquiries, complaints and requests for information from the community and stakeholders in a timely manner and ensure all engagement and communications with stakeholders is adequately recorded in the stakeholder engagement database



About You:


To be successful in this role, you will have solid experience in community relations or stakeholder engagement, preferably in the development of renewable power generation assets such as wind, solar and/or battery storage in agricultural / rural areas.  You possess highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to effectively engage with the community and you are able to prepare stakeholder engagement and consultation plans and relevant communications materials.

You are collaborative in your approach, persuasive when needed and action oriented.



Next Steps

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply with a covering letter, together with your up-to-date resume.

All applicants must have unlimited rights to work in Australia.

Please note we consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.



Government and some client directions regarding vaccination against COVID-19 apply to various aspects of ENGIE’s work across Australia. If your application is successful, ENGIE may require you to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 as necessary to comply with any such government and client directions that apply to your work in this position.



ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, carer’s responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, marital status, health, disability or political opinions.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people of the LGBTIQA+ community are encouraged to apply. Our differences are our strengths!



About ENGIE Australia & New Zealand:


ENGIE Australia & New Zealand, a joint venture with Mitsui & Co Ltd, is accelerating the transition to a carbon-neutral economy by providing innovative, sustainable energy solutions to households, businesses, communities and cities.


Our mission is to accelerate and support the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions.


We have 1,100MW of low-carbon generation capacity and more than 2,000MW of renewable energy under development. Our retail business, Simply Energy, has more than 700,000 customer accounts around Australia.


We’re also delivering sustainability solutions to cities, precincts and universities through our ENGIE Net Zero Energy Solutions team.


ENGIE’s trading arm, Global Energy Management (GEM) provides long-energy supply agreements, energy trading, risk management and asset management services to business customers across the ENGIE ANZ portfolio.


Our Business Units

Thermal & Supply

  • Simply Energy is one of Australia’s fastest growing energy retailers, with more than 750,000 electricity and gas customer accounts in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia, The Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.
  • 1,000MW of low-carbon generation capacity located in South Australia
  • The Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project is a dedicated business stream leading the safe, stable and sustainable rehabilitation of the former Hazelwood Power Station and Mine, which ceased operation in 2017


  • Development, operation and maintenance of large-scale assets – predominantly in wind, solar  and industrial-scale battery storage - as well as integrating hydrogen as an alternative energy source.

Energy Solutions

  • ENGIE Net Zero Energy Solutions builds long-term partnerships that deliver net zero outcomes for communities.
  • By integrating infrastructure, technology and services, we design, build and operate environmentally-friendly solutions, such as Green Mobility and energy storage, that support and accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.

Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS)

  • GEMS has 20 years’ presence in energy markets worldwide and offers services including risk management solutions, market access, asset management and optimisation, gas off-take, investment services, physical supply and logistics management, economic research, market analysis and M&A facilitation for energy producers. 
  • GEMS tailors solutions, such as PPAs, to the specific needs of corporate clients, with a strong focus on decarbonation and decentralisation, matching our clients’ growing needs to lower their carbon footprint and source greener energy with those of renewable asset owners.
Business Unit:  GBU Renewables
Division:  REN AMEA - Australia
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree