Principal Regulatory Advisor

Last updated 28 minutes ago
Location:Canberra, Docklands, Sydney
Job Type:Full Time

Job Expectations

A career that makes a real difference

Here is a fantastic opportunity to become part of the nbn Regulatory Team to help shape nbn’s regulatory environment to promote the company’s objectives.

A bit about your role

You will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing a long term regulatory reform strategy to guide nbn’s regulatory and policy positions while strengthening and building relationships with regulators, other external stakeholders and internal stakeholders to support nbn’s objectives.

In particular, you will provide economic support for the evolution of nbn’s key access regulation arrangements, developing and advocating approaches that deliver long-term reforms. You will also support nbn’s commercial and pricing teams by providing guidance on regulatory issues that relate to new pricing initiatives.

Maintaining regulatory compliance (in particular with the nbn’s Special Access Undertaking (SAU), Part XIC and XIB obligations, general competition law, lines of business restrictions and relevant Record Keeping Rules) and managing potential regulatory intervention are also part of your role. This will include educating key internal stakeholders on nbn’s regulatory obligations and advising on regulatory matters to manage nbn’s regulatory risk.

A bit about you

Principal Advisors have reached a high level of competence in regard to regulatory analysis and are able to operate with considerable independence in providing advice and advocacy, even for complex matters. Therefore, the ideal candidate are quick learners, highly organised and have the ability to manage a range of stakeholders.

Ideally your background will include extensive regulatory experience or the equivalent, preferably supported by formal qualifications in Economics, Law or Policy fields. Having demonstrated regulatory experience, whether employed by a network operator, regulatory body, relevant government agency, or by a professional services organisation (law firm, consultant etc) would be preferred.

A comprehensive understanding of the telecommunications industry and the regulatory environment with experience in driving regulatory strategies on matters that are core to the overall entity’s strategy and will have financially material impacts would also be highly regarded.

Exposure to regulated pricing processes and/or development of utility pricing together with a sound grasp of financial concepts and spreadsheet skills would also be an advantage.

We are looking for a someone with high level of competence in gathering relevant inputs and data analysis to enable provision of regulatory advice, drawing on business insight and regulatory expertise to help solve business problems. Having a strong familiarity with regulatory economic principles and experience in their application to access regulation are also key.

Overall, we desire a team player who is a strong communicator, highly analytical, curious, adaptable and thrive in an atmosphere of change.

Life at nbn

Please note that this is a permanent role.

At nbn our people have a clear and shared purpose - empowering Australians to redefine the way they live, work and play into the future. As one of the Australia’s largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australian history, you’ll be part of a team building a brighter future for the country.

In your personal career, you’ll benefit from technical training for professional development, leadership programs and access to the latest technology, as well as being led by a diverse executive team. There are also a number of informal, on the job learning opportunities to help further your development.

nbn is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected and have equal opportunity to thrive and succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTI+ community and people living with disability. We're happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – we encourage you to advise us at the time of the application via

We actively focus on our people having a fair go at reaching their career aspirations. We’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees. With initiatives like Women’s Leadership Programs, a commitment to equal pay, flexibility and market leading parental leave, we truly are paving the way for true equality in the workplace.

Continue the conversation

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending in your resume only. We do not require a cover letter or any selection criteria to be addressed.

Please also note that applications will close at midnight on 28th-Feb 2021.

At nbn our people and our planet matter. We have an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing and safety of our employees so that everyone goes home safely each day and can perform at their peak to deliver the nbn™ network. nbn also aims to build a network that minimises energy use and can be operated with minimal impact on the environment.

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