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Regulatory Economics Manager

  • LocationParramatta, NSW 2150
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 12 hours
    Published on 22 Nov 2021
  • Job no: EAA8X
  • Category: Customer, Strategy and Engagement

Regulatory Economics Manager

  •  Provide economic and policy advice and thought leadership to help Sydney Water deliver for its customers.
  • Grasp the economic and regulatory challenges facing our business and work with our regulators and stakeholders to help us respond to them
  • Take a strategic approach to the development of our regulatory framework and help our commercial teams respond to challenges such as water security, climate change, meeting customer requirements and deliver integrated water cycle management.
  • Parramatta location - Flexible work arrangements can be accommodated

At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities.

About us

We have a proud heritage and a progressive future, providing world class drinking water and beautiful waterways from the mountains to the sea. We see the world is changing so we are changing too. Our people and their jobs are as diverse as the communities we serve.

About the role

Play an influential, leading role in shaping the strategic direction of the Competition and Regulation team in Sydney Water, reporting to the Head of Competition and Regulation. Advise on economic, pricing and competition issues as they relate to the management of the Sydney Water water, wastewater and stormwater business. Provide thought leadership on the economic and regulatory issues that influence how the company can address climate change, natural capital, water security, integrated water cycle management and all the regulatory issues related to delivering sustainable water supplies in a liveable environment at an affordable price for all of our customers in Sydney. Make a significant contribution to Sydney Water’s engagement with its economic regulator, IPART, as well to our engagement with customers and other stakeholders, as part of the company’s business planning and regulatory submission processes.

Other responsibilities of the role:

  • Research and develop positions on regulatory and economic issues, including competition assessments, customer pricing and incentive schemes.
  • Shape business cases and economic evaluations with economic input.
  • Provide advice on economic modelling undertaken within Sydney Water.
  • Manage a small team of junior economists and/or regulatory specialists.

About you

  • 5-10 years’ experience working in economics and/or policy role in either a regulated utility, an economic regulator or an economic consultancy.
  • A deep understanding of the economics and regulation of monopolies and competitive markets in utilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to lead quantitative and qualitative regulatory economic analysis and research.
  • Experience in presenting analysis and writing reports in a way that communicates complex issues to non-specialists in a simple and clear way.

Closing date: Monday 6th December 2021

Please see the position description for the roles:

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role. For more information, you can contact

Sydney Water welcomes you to apply if you feel you meet the selection criteria. The successful completion of a Criminal History Check and Medical Assessment form part of the application process.

Please advise if you require any adjustments to actively participate in the application and recruitment process.

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table. You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

As part of the application process, Sydney Water will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role. We will also use your personal information to establish a LiveHire talent profile in our Talent Community. We look at our Talent Community first when new opportunities come up when you apply for a role. Your personal information will be collected in accordance with LiveHire’s TermsPrivacy Policy and Sydney Water’s Privacy Collection Statement – Job Application


  • Closes in 12 hours - 06 Dec 2021
  • Published on 22 Nov 2021, 5:44 AM