Title:  Portfolio Management Lead


Victoria, Australia

Employment Type:  Permanent Full Time


  • Grow our network and support the energy transition with genuinely good people.
  • Make a real difference and help shape our customers’ Energy Future. 
  • Careers with Purpose > Collaborative > Inclusive > Flexible Work Environment


When you choose AusNet, you’ll join genuine people working together making Real. Progress


At AusNet, we’re the link between renewable energy sources and local communities, playing a key role in the clean energy transition and providing essential energy to every Victorian family.

Help us lead the way, while enriching your career with real people who encourage you to bring your best and make real impact – for your career, our communities, and Australia’s cleaner energy future.


Purposeful work with genuinely good people. That’s refreshing.


It’s time to take charge and become part of a team that’s key purpose is to manage the portfolio of works taking place on our network, that will be essential to the energy transition and shaping the new way forward for our future.

As the Portfolio Management Lead in our Strategic Portfolio Management and Planning Team, you will play a crucial role in overseeing the strategic portfolio management, delivery of governance, performance reporting and analytics for projects and program works delivered by Network Operations.


Enrich your career with real people who encourage you to bring your best in a role that will see you partnering with and driving the performance of all works programs by providing insights and highlighting key risks to the leadership team, as we continue the journey towards a sustainable energy future.


With 3 days in the office, 2 days’ work from home, this role is based in Southbank, Victoria and is part of the Planning, Performance & Customer Team.


This role will deliver real outcomes, including but not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain automated performance monitoring tools and dashboards to enable efficient delivery of Network Operations projects and programs.
  • Oversee the Network Operations month end process including project and portfolio forecasting and reporting activities.
  • Lead monthly performance forums with senior stakeholders to review performance, future forecasts and discuss risks.
  • Monitor portfolio procedures for compliance against program and functional governance requirements.
  • Establish strategic portfolio management covering all Network Operations works programs.
  • Analyse operational data and KPIs to highlight key risks and make proactive recommendations to reduce risks and elevate performance outcomes.

You don’t need to check every box; however, we are looking for a good combination of:

  • In depth experience in project and portfolio management within a complex environment and understanding of methodologies
  • Experience within the utility sector and a thorough understanding of regulated businesses is preferable.
  • Excellent communication skills to proactively engage with key senior stakeholders, lead meetings and influence outcomes.
  • Leadership and co-ordination skills with the ability to manage competing tasks.
  • Proven reporting experience in a business or complex projects environment including strong ERP system experience e.g. SAP Portfolio Management & Project Systems
  • Ability to prioritise business outcomes and promote continuous improvement of digital platforms and processes.


A real place to belong 

We celebrate unique voices, refreshing perspectives and diversity in our team. Engage and connect through our social club, family day, wide range of events or by joining one of our Employee Network Groups.  


We believe in more than just competitive pay. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Flexibility: whether this is hybrid work, flexible hours, or part time arrangements, we’ll work with you to help balance work and life.
  • Leave: more than typical personal leave and a generous 14 weeks of paid parental leave, with no minimum service.
  • Community giving: a paid day to volunteer with our social impact partner, Foodbank, or for a cause that matters to you.
  • Perks: we offer all the other perks you’ve come to expect like purchased leave, income protection insurance, novated leasing, corporate discounts, private health cover discounts and more.


As an industry in transformation, we’re excited by the possibilities ahead.


So, if you’re passionate about our purpose and committed to making real progress, bring your energy and join AusNet. Together, we can shape a new way forward.