Research Engineer


  • Senior Engineering and Leadership role
  • Join CSIRO's Oceans and Atmosphere Division, work on world leading research
  • Lead impactful marine technology projects

The Research Engineer is part of the Engineering and Technology program in the Oceans and Atmosphere business unit. This program delivers an extensive portfolio of science-enabling capabilities largely in the marine domain, including:

  • creation of next generation marine and atmospheric science sensors,
  • design and delivery of oceanographic moorings,
  • science engineering fabri cation,
  • autonomous marine platforms,
  • delivery of science on blue-water research vessels,
  • data acquisition and management.

As well as leading a number of specialised technical teams, the Research Engineer has an outward focus, and will develop and lead a portfolio of projects with external and internal clients aligned with our strategic direction.

Specifically you will:

  • Incorporate novel approaches to solving marine technology problems by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.
  • Lead strategic research components of significant marine technology projects, contribute original concepts and determine appropriate strategies.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.
  • Provide effective team leadership whilst undertaking independent scientific investigations.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams as well as with commercial, government and/or industry bodies, actively sourcing and maintaining research collaborations to ensure funding of research priorities, and identify upcoming trends for future research.

Location: Hobart, Tasmania.
Salary: $127K - $141K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference Number: 29982
Tenure: Indefinite

To be successful you will have:

  • An MEng in mechanical or related engineering.
  • Excellent communication skills, evidenced by superior reporting, presentation and negotiation abilities, and the capacity to influence critical stakeholders.
  • A record of quality publications as primary author in high impact, peer reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrated sound technical knowledge and the ability to deliver large, complex technical projects in the marine science and technology domain.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical teams and develop and mentor staff in a regionally dispersed team.
  • Ability to engage with potential clients to understand their technical issues, frame potential solutions and develop funded collaborative projects.
  • An outstanding record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability to apply well developed research skills to scientific investigations of significant consequence.
  • A track record working with collaborators and peers developing and applying marine science technology, both within Australia and internationally is desirable, as is experience working at sea on research vessels.

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today - for our customers, all Australians and the world. We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

How to Apply: Please upload one document only that includes both your cover letter and CV/Resume, ensuring that you provide enough information relevant to this position to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability for this role. If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.

Applications Close: 11:59pm AEST, Wednesday 4th January 2017

posted: 06 December 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.