Project Officer, Defence and Space, HEO 7

Adelaide, Australia
$87,067 - $97,750 per annum plus up to 17% super
Friday, 20 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 27 January 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join one of Australia’s leading defence Universities in a diverse project role
  • Continuing full time (1.0FTE) position based at City West campus
  • Salary range: $87,067 - $97,750 per annum plus up to 17% super

Australia’s University of Enterprise for Defence and Space

UniSA is one of Australia’s leading defence research and teaching universities, with active research in this area for more than 20 years. We use our strong relationships with industry to prepare for the high-tech defence and space industry jobs and challenges of the future. Our relationships and partnerships with industry ensure we have the capabilities to solve complex, real world challenges by collaborating with government, industry and business. More than 100 staff are currently contributing to our defence and space activity and we’re growing our capabilities by investing in bringing more leading experts to UniSA.

About the Job

Reporting to the Director: Defence and positioned in our Chancellery and Council Services unit, the Project Officer provides a broad range of high-level project and operational support for work undertaken by the Director: Defence. The role establishes strong networks and working relationships with key staff across Divisions, the wider University and external stakeholders to support defence and space related strategies and initiatives.

Diverse responsibilities include drafting submissions, presentations and discussion papers, supporting research initiatives at a local and national level, analyses of complex information and data, and management of projects relating to the defence and space portfolio and strategy.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will possess tertiary qualifications in a field relevant to the operations of the defence and space portfolio and/or demonstrated equivalent experience, knowledge and skills.

High level written communication skills, the demonstrated ability to write complex reports, business cases and other documents for internal and external audiences and experience undertaking projects with a high degree of autonomy will be important.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17% and benefits including professional development support, salary sacrifice options and a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance and the many benefits of living in vibrant, highly affordable Adelaide.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form to understand which selection criteria you need to address. A cover letter should be addressed to Bernie Dyer, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #2154.
Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment AND must have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of the appointment.

Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 27 January 2020

How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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