Team Leader, Electrical and Electronics

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
23 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science
Faculty Workshop (Pending - Design and Prototyping Group)
Reference no. 1826/1116

  • Opportunity to provide expert technical support and advice
  • Utilise your experience in providing technical support in electrical and electronic systems
  • Full-time continuing, remuneration package: $116K-$130K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australias first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the School of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science.

The Faculty also stewards a range of research entities including the Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), The Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST).

The Team Leader position leads a team of electrical and electronics staff, dedicated to developing new and custom electronic prototypes. It supports research and teaching by delivering sound, expert technical support and advice to staff, academics and post graduate students in electrical and electronic systems. In addition, it provides a service that ensures that laboratory and teaching equipment is properly maintained and is functioning safely. The role is required to maintain a fully equipped electronics workshop, fit for purpose to support clients’ requirements; collaborate with teaching and research groups to ensure that laboratory and teaching spaces comply with the relevant electrical, WHS standards and are aligned to the University’s policies and provisions.

The position will change into the newly formed Design and Prototyping (D&P) Group, which is a feature of a new organisational structure created to enhance services for the Faculty of Science.

Position duties include:

  • providing expert technical support and advice
  • designing and constructing systems in collaboration with research staff
  • leading a team of electronic technicians
  • maintaining electronics workshop
  • Collaborate on projects with mechanical staff in the D&P Group

Position requirements include:

  • tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering and extensive practical experience or trade certificate/diploma with equivalent operational experience at this level
  • experience with PCB design, assembly and repair
  • circuit design using modelling software e.g. SPICE, Eagle, Altium
  • a high level of client engagement and communication skills
  • experience leading a small team of technicians is desirable

A wide range of benefits are available to University staff. These include: generous leave options; flexible working arrangements; comprehensive professional development programs; and salary packaging benefits.

Remuneration package: $116,059 - $130,888 p.a. (which includes a base salary $98,071 - $110,602 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

This position is subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11:30pm 11 December 2016

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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