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Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

4.4
  • 500 - 1,000 employees

About Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

  • Energy & Utilities

It is an incredibly exciting time to be in the energy sector. With the advent of new technologies, energy resources, and international climate agreements, there is never a shortage of challenges or projects to complete, and an unlimited amount of potential to positively impact Australia's energy sector and economy for generations to come.

Culturally speaking, AEMO has an emphasis on teamwork and co-operation. We're inclusive and supportive of diversity in all its forms, and value the strength that it brings to our organisation and regularly take the time to celebrate this.

AEMO's core responsibilities and services are:

System operations

  • Real-time operations
  • System service and security management, monitoring and review
  • Engineering analysis, support and modelling
  • Operating reserves and operational forecasting
  • Emergency and outage management

Market operations

  • Metering
  • Generator and industry registrations and accreditation
  • Settlements, prudentials and payments
  • Market monitoring
  • Retail market operations and procedures

System planning

  • Energy system forecasting
  • System modelling and planning (including Victorian planning)
  • Integrated system planning and WEM planning support
  • Network connection enablement
  • Technical analysis and resource adequacy assessments

Others services

  • Stakeholder, member and industry support
  • Technologies and data

Recruitment Process

AEMO's Graduate Development Program runs for three years and is designed to empower graduates to actively shape their future and build a rewarding career in the energy industry. You will complete four nine-month rotations and be supported by a buddy, manager and mentor. You'll work across the organisation and develop a comprehensive understanding of Australia's energy markets.

In line with our aspirations to build upon our diversity, this year AEMO is looking for female candidates who can demonstrate a passion for energy markets, be adaptable and enjoy challenges, display analytical and problem-solving skills, have a consumer focus and be an excellent communicator. You will need to have recently finished, or about to finish, a degree in science (data), technology (systems), engineering (electrical - power systems) or maths and have a GPA of at least 80%.

Our recruitment and selection process includes

  • online application;
  • phone screening,
  • technical interview and
  • aptitude testing.

Final selections are communicated by early November 2021, along with offers of employment with Graduates commencing in February 2022.

AEMO is a national company and has offices located in Melbourne, Brisbane, Norwest (NSW) & Sydney, Perth and Adelaide

Remuneration & Career Growth

AEMO offers competitive remuneration and benefit packages. You may also be eligible for some discounts and professional memberships.

We also offer our employees a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Employee Benefits Program, some of these benefits include:

  • health-related seminars and tutorials
  • annual health checks
  • flu vaccinations

Career prospects

As the nation's independent market operator, we offer all graduates an unparalleled experience. This means that you will have the opportunity to advance your career across a wide range of fields, interact with some of the brightest minds in the sector, and immediately contribute to our rapidly evolving industry.

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.4
Overall score based on 9 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.6
Diversity
8.8
Satisfaction
8.8
Salary
9.3
Work Hours
8.6
Diversity
8.8
Satisfaction
8.8
Salary
9.3
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Genuine contribution to the future of the country and the chance to work on real systems that affect lives on a daily basis. Work Life Balance Strong workplace culture: colleagues that are happy to help and behind you all the way. Chance to work on some really interesting problems and be part of the energy transition for the future. Chance to work with some fantastic people.
  • The work is extremely rewarding. This enables me to stay strongly self-motivated and push to achieve goals.
  • Pride of purpose in working for an employer that is shaping the future of Australia and all the great challenges that come with it.
  • AEMO is uniquely placed as the operator of the National Electricity Market to be responsible for a swathe of different roles and responsibilities across the entire country and across disciplines, the industry is incredibly fascinating and currently undergoing rapid change, it's a really interesting place to work and now, in particular, is the most interesting time!
  • Get to learn a lot about the energy industry in Australia. Get to rotate through multiple teams on the graduate program.
  • The business is wide ranging and has hundreds of responsibilities - this can be daunting and graduates can get lost without the proper guidance.
  • Negative press and misrepresentations in the media.
  • AEMO is an NGO that makes decisions affecting a really wide variety of stakeholders, not just generators, retailers and network operators but also individual consumers and manufacturers. This means AEMO has to work very hard to keep lots of people happy and can often cop a lot of flak in the media. This doesn't preclude AEMO from making changes in the industry and getting things done though.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • AEMO is a national business and has offices currently located in Melbourne, Sydney, Norwest (NSW), Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Business & Management
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Engineering & Mathematics
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IT & Computer Science
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Sciences
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

AEMO's celebrated Graduate Development Program is now accepting applications....read about our exciting 2022 opportunities!

Graduate Job

AEMO's celebrated Graduate Development Program is now accepting applications......read about our exciting 2022 opportunities!

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Make the most of opportunities to gain work experience. My biggest regret as a student is not having completed vacation or internship work. This would have helped me sooner understand the right type of job for me.

Madison Pigliardo

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of opportunities to gain work experience. My biggest regret as a student is not having completed vacation or internship work. This would have helped me sooner understand the right type of job for me.

Madison Pigliardo

  • Graduate stories
Doing work that ultimately increases the amount of rooftop solar Australians can install is pretty cool! Also, getting the chance to move around the business and work in different teams has also been a great experience.

Jessica White

  • Graduate stories
Doing work that ultimately increases the amount of rooftop solar Australians can install is pretty cool! Also, getting the chance to move around the business and work in different teams has also been a great experience.

Jessica White

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of opportunities to gain work experience. My biggest regret as a student is not having completed vacation or internship work. This would have helped me sooner understand the right type of job for me.

Madison Pigliardo

  • Graduate stories
Make the most of opportunities to gain work experience. My biggest regret as a student is not having completed vacation or internship work. This would have helped me sooner understand the right type of job for me.

Madison Pigliardo

  • Graduate stories
Doing work that ultimately increases the amount of rooftop solar Australians can install is pretty cool! Also, getting the chance to move around the business and work in different teams has also been a great experience.

Jessica White

  • Graduate stories
Doing work that ultimately increases the amount of rooftop solar Australians can install is pretty cool! Also, getting the chance to move around the business and work in different teams has also been a great experience.

Jessica White


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AEMO's Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission is to design and operate a sustainable energy system that provides affordable, safe, and reliable energy to all Australians.

About AEMO

s the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), providing energy security for all Australian’s is our key focus. But what exactly does that mean?

AEMO's Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission is to design and operate a sustainable energy system that provides affordable, safe, and reliable energy to all Australians.

About AEMO

s the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), providing energy security for all Australian’s is our key focus. But what exactly does that mean?