Compliance and Regulation Specialist

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Permanent - Full-time, Legal

This is a permanent opportunity to lead Stanwell’s Energy Markets related compliance function.

  • We need your compliance and regulation expertise
  • Hybrid working arrangement based in Brisbane CBD
  • Competitive base salary + bonus + 12.75% super

About Stanwell

Stanwell provides the spark for a bright future, and that future starts now. With our corporate office in Brisbane’s CBD and sites in the South Burnett and Rockhampton regions, we are a supplier of energy solutions to Queensland, the National Electricity Market, and large energy users throughout Australia. With more than 3,000 MW of renewable generation projects and firming capacity under development, we have an extensive renewable energy pipeline, with a goal of 9 to 10 GW of renewable energy and between 3 and 3.5 GW of energy storage in place by 2035.

We care. We adapt. We deliver. These values are the driving force behind everything we do. And as we grow and deliver that pipeline of projects in the coming years, we will continue to serve our communities and deliver the power that Queensland needs.

About the role

This is a full time permanent opportunity located in Brisbane CBD.

The Compliance and Regulation Specialist will lead Stanwell’s Energy Markets related compliance function which encompasses Stanwell’s compliance with the National Electricity Market (NEM) bidding requirements, compliance with electricity retailing licenses and associated environmental schemes (Renewable Energy Target etc) and Stanwell’s Australian Financial Services (AFS) License conditions.

Key activities include:

  • Promote a culture of compliance amongst all levels of energy trading and retail team members: discuss compliance whenever possible, model attention to detail and treat all compliance breaches – whether minor or serious with due concern.
  • Develop overarching compliance policies and strategies in order to manage EM’s compliance risk and to guide energy traders and retail team members when developing their detailed compliance processes.
  • Be an expert on compliance matters, providing training and adhoc advice on compliance matters in conjunction with Stanwell’s legal team, whenever required.

About you

  • Experience in electricity, gas and/or environmental products markets with a focus on compliance.
  • High level understanding of the regulatory arrangements relating to the NEM and AFS as well as gas, environmental and carbon markets or ability to quickly acquire the same.
  • Detailed understanding of relevant areas of Commonwealth and State laws and regulations as well as jurisdictional retail license conditions impacting on NEM bidding and retail activities within EM or ability to quickly acquire the same.
  • Knowledge of AS/ISO 19600 Compliance Management Systems.
  • Degree in Business/Economics, Commerce, Law or similar discipline.


  • 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation
  • Access to Bright Spark – our rewards, recognition and discounts platform
  • Weekly pay
  • Funding for relevant qualifications and memberships
  • Contributions for IP/TPD insurance units 
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Centrally located in Brisbane CBD
  • Incentive scheme
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives (e.g. skin checks, flu vaccines)
  • Access to learning and development on and off the job
  • Exceptional safety culture
  • Plus, a whole lot more!

What’s next?

To submit your application, please apply online with your CV.

Applications close: 11:55pm, 21 June 2024

Further information on Stanwell can be found online at

As part of the recruitment process, you may be required to undertake pre-employment checks (may include police checks, AusCheck, medical assessment and/or drug and alcohol testing). 

Inclusion and diversity is an important part of shaping Stanwell’s culture and how our workplace operates. We recognise and value that it’s essential to creating a safe, inclusive, and productive workplace.

We are proactive about giving our people opportunities to excel and truly be themselves. We enable this through diversity, fairness, and flexible work practices.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.



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