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Canberra, Australia Senior advisor - Renewable Energy

Are you interested in an international career working in a small dynamic workplace and do you have strong competencies within Economic Diplomacy and Trade? 

Do you want to represent Denmark as a leader within renewable energy and make an impactful contribution to the green transition in Australia? Do you want to support the implementation of the Strategic Partnership Agreement on energy between Australia and Denmark and thereby facilitate our government to government cooperation and help position Danish solutions in the green sector? If so, you may be our new Senior Advisor on Renewable Energy in Australia.  

Based at the Royal Danish Embassy in Canberra, you will work closely with the Danish Ambassador in Canberra, the Trade Commissioner and the Trade Team in Sydney in supporting Danish trade and promoting Danish commercial interests in Australia. Our service to the companies is building on strong relationships with relevant governmental departments. Our goal is to ensure that the industry gets the best possible framework conditions and your job will be right in the heart of that, based on a deep understanding of the industry as well as the government. Your focus will be within the renewable energy sector.


Job description - Senior Advisor

  • You develop a strong network and partnership with relevant departments in the federal government as well as in selected state governments.
  • You engage with Danish companies as they explore their potential in Australia and provide consulting services on how to develop their business in Australia.
  • You will focus primarily on renewable energy.
  • In cooperation with the companies, you will identify bottlenecks - and find ways to navigate through these.
  • You will be responsible for the operational execution of strategies, as well as ensuring qualified lead generation for the Danish companies. You will do this by opening doors to potential customers and stakeholders in Australia (and New Zealand), and introducing the Danish companies, their value proposition, products and services.
  • You will be part of a dynamic and energetic team who continuously strive to work smarter to promote Danish commercial solutions and services to Australia and New Zealand. 

Required qualifications

The successful candidate will: 

  • Have relevant education and 5-10 years’ work experience – preferably in economic diplomacy, public affairs, commercial advisory services and project development.
  • Have a strong ability to independently steer your own commercial projects.
  • Have a strong understanding of the commercial and regulatory aspects in relation to the renewable energy sector in Australia – and drivers in the future development of this.
  • Be able to work and act strategically with a focus on implementing strategies.
  • Have a strong network in the renewable energy sector in Australia. 
  • Be ambitious, outgoing, and result-oriented with good coordination skills.
  • Have an excellent command of English (written and spoken).
  • Work efficiently, both on your own and in collaboration with others.
  • Have a strong analytic mind, be a good colleague and be ready to take one for the team as needed.
  • Be willing and able to travel to Denmark and within Oceania.
  • Preferably reside in Australia, have Australian citizenship, -residency or valid work permit.

Employment conditions

  • We offer full time employment on a local contract. 
  • Your standard working hours will be 37 hours per week.
  • You will be entitled to 25 days of paid vacation per year. 
  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience, and proven work-related results. 
  • A level of travel activity is required domestically/Denmark 
  • Benefits and other conditions apply according to our Local Staff Handbook.

Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations, 2-3 references and proof of Australian citizenship, residency or work permit) in English to Ulrik Dahl, Trade Commissioner ([email protected]) marked as “Senior advisor” no later than 27/6/24.

The Royal Danish Embassy embraces equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

We will invite selected candidates for an interview. Date of employment is to be determined, depending on security clearance and proof of working permit/visa requirements. 

The chosen candidate must be able to present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment. The listed references will only be contacted upon approval by the applicant. 



About us

The Royal Danish Embassy is part of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  It is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with 8 employees working to promote Denmark in Oceania. For more information about the Embassy / Trade Council in Sydney, see our homepage: