Compliance & Assurance Lead


Docklands, VIC, AU, 3008

Entity:  Pacific Hydro Investments Pty Ltd

It takes innovation and imagination to create green energy for generations to come. At Pacific Hydro, we make real what matters, so join our team in creating a better future for our people and the planet. Founded in 1992, Pacific Hydro was one of the pioneers of the renewable energy industry in Australia. We operate a high quality, diversified portfolio of wind, hydro, and solar assets with an installed capacity of 665 MW, have a 1.2 GW development pipeline of clean energy solution and a growing electricity and gas retail arm, Tango Energy, with over 150,000 customers.

We have invested almost $4 million to local projects in our communities across Australia. We pride ourselves on the flexibility we offer to our employees and are committed to building a workforce that can grow with the company.

Valuing our people is what makes us one team, with safety at the heart of our organisation.

We are currently seeking a Compliance & Assurance  Lead  to join our experienced Legal, Risk and  Compliance team. This permanent role is responsible for leading, developing and managing the compliance framework across Pacific Hydro groups of companies to ensure the business is aware of and actively complying with its obligations, and aware of compliance risks that may prevent it from achieving business outcomes.


You will be responsible for,

  • Managing resources, or performing tasks, in relation to compliance management of PH Group.
  • Managing and implementing an effective compliance program and framework, and taking a key role in driving improvements to the maturity and development of the regulatory compliance framework and program.
  • Developing, maintaining and driving a system for effective management of compliance obligations across the business, tailoring and making improvements or changes to the system as needed, including but not limited to managing the ongoing updating, certification, maintenance, and assigning of accountabilities of the compliance and obligation registers in consultation with key stakeholders
  • Providing commercially focused compliance advice and education to the business on the proactive management of compliance risks, and advice to the business in relation to both operational activities and strategic activities (e.g. regulatory change, entrance into new markets), effectively utilising legal resources where necessary.
  • Leading, managing, developing and maintaining processes and systems for breach and incident management, investigation and reporting to external authorities, and providing recommendations and guidance on remedial actions and advice on future compliance strategies to management where necessary. 
  • Leading, managing, developing and maintaining processes and systems for regular compliance monitoring and reporting, including reporting to external authorities (including but not limited to performance indicator reporting, environmental schemes).
  • Management and education of internal stakeholders to lead and contribute to a compliance culture, and devise and implement proactive compliance strategies.
  • Conducting compliance risk assessments for existing and new operations (eg entry into new markets) and communicating recommendations effectively to relevant stakeholders.
  • Working with compliance obligation owners to effectively manage compliance risks to an acceptable level, including advising the business on the development, design and implementation of controls to effectively mitigate risks identified.
  • Leading, conducting and/or coordinating internal and external reviews, audits and other compliance assurance and monitoring activities to ensure that the business complies with its obligations.
  • Working with the Manager Compliance and Risk Management to build an understanding of risk across the business, with a focus on compliance risks.
  • Keeping track of changes in energy and other related regulations, informing and driving regulatory changes within the business where required with a strategic and commercial focus, and assigning agreed accountabilities and responsibilities to business stakeholders so that regulatory changes can be delivered in a structured manner.
  • Acting as a point of contact with regulatory agencies, Government bodies, and other external stakeholders such as industry bodies.
  • Providing written submissions and attending industry forums where required to represent PH group to advance its interests.
  • Providing support for Board reporting and enterprise risk management where needed.
  • Ensure that the Company’s compliance obligations are actively maintained, managed and kept up- to-date with particular focus on the compliance obligations allocated to the position title as identified in the Company’s Register of Compliance Obligations (as set out in the Compliance Procedure and as amended from time to time).


To be successful in this role you will have,

  • Proven experience in compliance and risk management or audit with a large corporation, consultancy firm, or government agency
  • Good understanding of and familiarity with energy or other utility regulation and compliance
  • Sound knowledge of commercial, regulatory, compliance and policy issues associated with the energy or other utility industries
  • Advanced analytical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Advanced ability to understand and interpret regulatory legislation, policy and associated documents, and identify operational and strategic level impacts and risks to the business, and translate those to recommended actions for the business 
  • Advanced skills in negotiation and stakeholder management – comfortable in presenting to senior internal and external stakeholders on issues, particularly where there may be conflicting priorities
  • Ability to operate autonomously with minimal supervision, and exercise appropriate judgement on behalf of the business, or escalate where appropriate 



In this role you will also benefit from:

  • Competitive salary package and incentive bonus program.
  • An always-changing calendar of fun events and friendly competitions.
  • Reward and Recognition Program.
  • Work and life balance and flexible work arrangements
  • Modern open plan office with ergonomic standing desks
  • Office location next to Southern Cross Station and tram stops
  • A team that is inclusive and supportive.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

We understand the value of a diverse workforce. We are committed to continually improving diversity and social inclusion in our workplace so that everyone can be their true self. If you require accommodations or adjustments, we encourage you to make us aware so that we can support you through the application process. Feel free to ask us about our inclusive policies which are extended to all staff.

Recruitment Process

As part of Pacific Hydro commitment to keeping our employees safe, it is a requirement for all employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. During our recruitment process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including pre-employment medical, reference checks, national police check and provide evidence of your vaccination status.