Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Investment Manager - Clean Economy

Senior Investment Manager - Clean Economy

  • 499288
  • Planning
  • Projects
  • Property and Assets

There has never been a better time to attract new investment into regional NSW. With world-leading policies in net zero, hydrogen and renewable energy, we are seeing a major increase in investor interest across the state. So, if you are passionate about making a difference to regional communities and are up for a challenge, this opportunity is for you.

  • 2 Years, Temporary full-time
  • We support flexible working - ask us how this could work for you!
  • Location – Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo or Queanbeyan (other locations within Regional NSW will be considered)
  • Clerk Grade 11/12, salary from $131,094 plus super and leave loading

Who is the Department of Regional NSWWhy work for us? 

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

About the Team

The Office of Regional Economic Development (ORED) leads business attraction, promotion and strategy across regional NSW. We are recognised as the only fully dedicated regional Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) in Australia and a leader in the field. We provide a range of tailor-made facilitation and information services to investors that are looking to establish or expand in regional NSW to drive economic development and create sustainable jobs.

About the role

The Senior Investment Manager – Clean Economy will lead the development and management of multiple projects and initiatives, act as a key point of contact for investment attraction enquiries, lead collaboration initiatives between industry and government, and deliver a range of investor services across priority sectors to deliver intended investment and job creation outcomes to meet the objectives of the 20-Year Economic Vision for Regional NSW Refresh.

Key responsibilities for the Senior Investment Manager – Clean Economy role include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive and attract inward private sector investment into priority sectors and precincts
  • Drive investment lead generation across priority sectors and build a pipeline of potential investment
  • Develop and execute key investment attraction strategies and provide expert advice and guidance on new and existing policy related to investment attraction in the Clean Economy sector.
  • Lead engagement in cross-government Clean Economy-related investment attraction initiatives
  • Lead a small team that works with the wider ORED team in a proactive and reactive project environment
  • Provide timely, relevant and actionable market intelligence and advice on industry trends and major developments
  • Prepare timely, accurate, relevant and high-quality briefings, submissions, reports, speeches and correspondence to clients and stakeholders to inform decision making.

This role will report to the Director, Investment Attraction.

About You

You will be a highly motivated professional with proven project and relationship management experience in the Clean Economy sector and proven ability to manage client and stakeholder relationships professionally and confidently. 

You can also demonstrate previous experience leading a team in complex and multiple projects and/or business development initiatives with sensitivity to time pressures, resource requirements, business impacts and relationships to diverse stakeholders. And, you will have a passion and in-depth understanding of the issues facing Regional NSW as well as Clean Economy markets and industries.

Key knowledge and experience

  • Demonstrated experience in investment attraction and development and delivery of strategic initiatives.

Essential requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications coupled with relevant private sector experience, or equivalent relevant knowledge and experience.
  • Proven business development experience in the Clean Economy sector.
  • Demonstrated project lifecycle management and business development experience, with the capacity to build an investor client base and pipeline with limited resources, drive priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge and understanding, or the demonstrated ability to develop an understanding, of the Government’s trade, investment and industry development policies and programs, NSW’s international business operations, export and investment approaches, and market dynamics.
  • Evidence of the COVID-19 vaccination must be provided upon commencement of employment. This is a condition of engagement should you be successfully appointed to a position within the Department of Regional NSW.
  • A current NSW driver’s licence.

Applying for the Role

Apply by submitting a current resume and brief cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Application Closing Date – Sunday 29 May 2022 11:55pm

For further information about this opportunity, please contact Mark McClean - Director Investment Attraction on 0412 981 110 or via

Please view the role description here.

Additional Information

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required to show evidence of:

  • being fully vaccinated with a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine and; or
  • having an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or approved COVID-19 Vaccination medical exemption at the time of your application submission.

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