Senior Technical Officer, High Voltage/High Current Specialisation

Brisbane, Australia
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St. Lucia campus. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace.

The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities.

By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.
Details of the School may be accessed on its website at

UQ is a research intensive University ranked within the top 50 universities in the world. The Pyrometallurgy Innovation Centre undertakes fundamental and applied research, funded through competitive Government grants and by industry partners world-wide. There are excellent opportunities to establish Australian and international industry and academic contacts and careers in high temperature metal processing and recycling.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

The role

As part of the Engineering & Technical Support Group (ETSG), the primary purpose of this position is to assist in the supervision and maintenance of the School’s engineering teaching and research laboratories and to assist in providing support of the School’s other technical infrastructure. This position brings specialist knowledge in the areas of High Voltage/High Current to the team.                                                                                          

The person

You should possess a degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training AND specialist knowledge and experience in high voltage/high current areas of electrical engineering including but not limited to high voltage/high current (AC,DC, impulse) test design, implementation, procedure, measurement and documentation.


This is a full-time continuing appointment at HEW 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822 - $93,558p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 505204_Senior Technical Officer_PD.pdf


To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and selection criteria responses.

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To discuss this role, please contact Mr Richard Newport, Manager, Engineering Technical Services Group on +61 7 3365 3760 or

Closing date - 11th November 2018, 11:55 pm Eastern Standard Time.