Title:  Reward Manager


Victoria, Australia

Employment Type:  Permanent Full Time


  • Lead the conversation about > Remuneration > Recognition > Benefits
  • Help shape our Rewards experience > Innovate, collaborate and deliver
  • Join a progressive People function shaping employee experience in Energy!

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.

The Reward Manager is a pivotal role facilitating key activities, conversations and moments with senior stakeholders and leadership cohorts as you manage group wide remuneration, recognition, and benefits programs.


With a collaborative approach, the business will rely on your help to craft reward programs that drive our business strategy and performance and shape our culture.


This is a unique opportunity to develop and deliver best practice in the Rewards arena – from the foundations up with a fresh lens on what “Total Reward” means to employees.


We are eager to try new ideas, learn as we go and deliver amazing experiences for our colleagues, and ultimately our customers. 


Reporting into the GM Org Effectiveness and Culture, the role is delivered in a 3/2 hybrid split between the office and work from home, and is based in Southbank VIC.


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

  • Manage group-wide remuneration and benefits programs, including the delivery of the annual review cycle and incentive plans.
  • Provide expert counsel and specialist rewards advice to HR business partners and business leaders.
  • Oversee the job grading, salary ranges, and job architecture framework and process, ensuring robust governance and alignment with industry best practices.
  • Lead and support the execution of specific rewards projects as required.
  • Support the General Manager of Organizational Effectiveness & Culture on executive remuneration matters and the preparation of remuneration reports and Board papers.

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

  • Strong knowledge of remuneration practices, systems and reporting relevant to a Remuneration, Reward and Benefit role
  • Managing change projects and/or process improvements
  • Experience with leading enterprise-wide Reward projects (e.g. remuneration reviews)
  • Ability to engage senior stakeholders with a problem-solving and outcome based approach
  • Advanced Excel Skills - ability in creating and manipulating management information from raw data sources and providing insights and recommendations
  • Highly numerate and analytical to be able to consolidate and interpret complex data
  • You enjoy navigating through complex, and ambiguous business landscapes
  • Detail focused and analytically minded – You enjoy interpreting facts and figures
  • In tune with external best practice and up to date with industry benchmarks

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.