Principal Research Officer

Location: Brisbane
Job Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Other
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: CR/007429_1633061593
Contact: Riley Osborne
Email: email Riley


About the role

Our client, a leading Governement department are looking to develop a Hydrogen Industry Workforce Development Roadmap.

Hydrogen is an emerging industry that offers Queensland significant economic opportunities. A key challenge in growing and sustaining the industry is ensuring the workforce that will support it is available and is adequately skilled to support all aspects of its production and use.

As the Principal Research Officer, you will responsibility for leading the following activities and undertaking the following key tasks:

  • Assess data and strategic issues including those occurring locally, nationally and internationally and provide strategic advice to the Jobs Queensland Board and the Minister for Training and Skills through the development of an environmental scan.e. occupational mapping, training attraction, upskilling, transitioning workers.
  • Coordinate and undertake extensive research on initiatives and issues impacting on the future direction of work, vocational education and training in Queensland and report on relevant state, national and international trends including workforce supply and demand, skills, knowledge and capabilities.
  • Develop and disseminate research reports, industry and regional intelligence, research guidelines, terms and conditions of approval to conduct research, and standards for ethical research.
  • Liaise, coordinate and/or manage a range of stakeholders from government and non-government bodies, including academics, universities, research agencies, regional and national research officers, and others undertaking relevant research activities of strategic importance to vocational education and training in Queensland.
  • Contribute to improving the quality of research and policy processes within Jobs Queensland through working with other operational areas to build research and policy capability and to progress strategic issues.

Requirements and skills for the role

  • to read, analyse and synthesize complex research and policy documents
  • to locate, assess and critique research and policy both within Australia and internationally
  • to convert the information gained from the above sources into a coherent and easily understood narrative for multiple audiences including government and industry stakeholders
  • Queensland labour market and regions including labour supply and demand
  • Queensland industry profile including occupations and regional distribution
  • The emerging Queensland and Australian hydrogen industry including the political landscape within Queensland and Australia in relation to the hydrogen industry
  • Key sectors within the emerging hydrogen industry
  • International activity and research in the hydrogen industry including policy frameworks in other jurisdictions

Please click apply or call Riley Osborne on 0423 579 300 for a confidential conversation.