The Western Australian Government seeks to fill the position of the Western Australian Energy Disputes Arbitrator

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This is a job advertisement for the position of the Western Australian Energy Disputes Arbitrator Perth (part time). Applications close Friday 9 September 2021 at 9.00 am (AWST).
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The office of the Western Australian Energy Disputes Arbitrator (the Arbitrator) is an independent statutory office established under section 62 of the Energy Arbitration and Review Act 1998 (the Act) with administrative support provided by Energy Policy WA. The services provided by the Arbitrator relate to infrastructure located in Western Australia which include Western Power’s electricity network and regulated gas pipelines in the State.

The Arbitrator position is provided a retainer salary and is paid costs of conducting arbitration hearings as they are required. In addition to providing a disputes resolution service as it is required, the position has responsibility for financial management and administrative support to the Electricity Review Board.

We seek applications from senior legal practitioners able to fulfil the following criteria.

Essential qualifications

  • Accreditation (Grade 1 or 2) and substantial experience in arbitration.
  • Legal Practitioner with a minimum of seven years standing.

Essential capabilities

  • Experience in or knowledge of Australian energy markets and infrastructure projects, particularly in Western Australia;
  • an ability to exercise independence, objectivity and fairness;
  • an understanding of commercial business processes, especially those relevant to the energy industry;
  • an understanding of energy regulatory frameworks; and
  • an understanding of the principles of competition applied within the Australian economy.

Application process

  • The JDF is available below.
  • Please provide a comprehensive CV and cover letter (2 page maximum) to address your interest in the role, relevant qualifications and how your established skills and experience apply.
  • The panel plans to interview the week of 27 September 2021.

The application should be forwarded to 

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Darlene Gould, Senior Consultant - Price Consulting Group on 0423 977 078 for a confidential discussion about the role.

Applications close Friday 9 September 2021 at 9.00 am (AWST). 

Page reviewed 27 July 2021