Project and System Engineer

Canberra, Australia
$66,904 - 79,230
24 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5/6 (Engineering)
Salary package: $66,904 - 79,230 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Type: Continuing Contingent Funded (initial funding is for 3 years)

  • Based at the picturesque Mount Stromlo Observatory
  • Support cutting edge research in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Position overview

The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) has a long history of research and technical activity at the forefront of astronomy and astrophysics. RSAA builds advanced astronomical instruments for its own telescopes and for other telescopes around the world, including the 25-metre Giant Magellan Telescope in which ANU is a partner. RSAA is also engaged in developing technologies for tracking and manipulating space junk through the Collaborative Research Centre for Space Environment Management, and in the design and construction of instrumentation for astronomical and other purposes.

The Project and System Engineer will work closely with the Scientific leads, the Project leads and the engineering disciplines to capture, communicate, monitor and validate technical requirements. The position therefore requires a highly self-motivated individual who can successfully capture requirements and play a key role in assembly, integration and testing of project deliverables.

Engineering at the RSAA requires working with state-of-the-art technologies and pushing them to their limits.  In most cases, it requires achieving requirements that have not previously been achieved anywhere in the world.  The Project Engineer will play a key role in ensuring a success to these projects.

ANU offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation and salary packaging arrangements including child care.

For further information, please contact Technical Program Manager, Mr Dave Bundy, Telephone: +61 2 612 56715, Email:

Closing Date: 23 April 2017

Position Description:  PD_Systems_Engineer_ANU05VbSigned.docx

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

An applicant who does not address selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

The applicant must hold a valid work rights to apply and considered for this position.