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Space Systems Engineer – Concurrent Design Facility Manager

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Engineer

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  •      One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  •      Strong commitment to staff development and learning
  •      Strong commitment to work life and family balance
  •      Generous superannuation opportunities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Are you excited about Australia’s growing space sector, and keen to play a key role in ensuring that the space missions proposed and implemented here are well founded? Do you have a combination of systems engineering and leadership / interpersonal skills, and can lead diverse groups through complex problems?

UNSW Canberra Space is looking for a talented person to join our high-performance team culture as the “conductor of the orchestra” in the Australian National Concurrent Design Facility, which we operate as a national asset on the UNSW Canberra campus.

With this facility, and in collaboration with the end user, we are able to rapidly assess the technical, programmatic and financial/commercial feasibility of candidate space mission concepts in order to provide early-stage input to their planning and development. The facility has become a key national asset to encourage and foster collaboration and the adoption of high quality professional approaches to space engineering, thereby helping the growing Australian space capability grow and mature. In the past two years, UNSW Canberra Space has completed major studies in the facility for a number of government and other organisations.

About the Role:

Role:                     Space Systems Engineer – Concurrent Design Facility Manager
Salary:                  Broadband Level 7/8

Level 7                  $98,354 - $ 106,449pa plus 17% Superannuation
Level 8                  $ 109,944 - $123,876pa plus 17% Superannuation

Term:                     Full-Time, Fixed-Term, 24 months


If you are up for the challenge, we want to hear from you!  Your application should systematically address the Skills and Experience outlined in the Position Description. Please clearly identify if you are applying at a Level 7 or a Level 8.

To view the Position Description and to apply, please visit our website; UNSW Canberra

The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks prior to commencement in this role. The checks that will be undertaken are listed in the Position Description. You will not be required to provide any further documentation or information regarding the checks until directly requested by UNSW.

The position is located in Canberra, ACT. The successful candidate will be required to work from the UNSW Canberra campus. To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra

Russell Boyce - Director, UNSW Canberra Space

Applications close 15 November 2021, 11:30pm.

At UNSW Canberra, we celebrate diversity and understand the benefits that inclusion brings to the university. We aim to ensure that our culture, policies, and processes are truly inclusive. We are committed to developing and maintaining a workplace where everyone is valued and respected for who they are and supported in achieving their professional goals. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Women at all levels, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People, People with Disability, LGBTIQ+ People, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares our commitment to inclusion to apply.

       Any questions about the application process - please email

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