First listed on: 08 October 2020

Technical Services Officer - Moorings Engineer

The Opportunity
  • Design and develop new mooring systems 
  • Apply your specialist expertise to solve marine technology problems 
  • Join CSIRO and make a difference!

CSIRO’s National Collections & Marine Infrastructure business unit is seeking an experienced Technical Services Officer – Moorings Engineer to join a specialised team in the Engineering and Technology program. This program delivers an extensive portfolio of science-enabling capabilities largely in the marine domain.

As the successful candidate, you will play a key role between the science and technical teams to translate all science requests into a fully functional mooring system from both an instrumentation and mechanical perspective.

Your duties will include:
  • Designing and developing new mooring systems for key stakeholders within and outside CSIRO including configuring instrumentation and mechanical componentry to successfully deliver whole of system solutions.
  • Solving marine technology problems through the use of specialist expertise and making innovative contributions to the development of techniques or processes with a significant impact on research. 
  • Leading the strategic research component of large and significant marine technology projects.
  • Leading project staff and managing resources. 

Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Salary: AU$113k - AU$132k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 69548

To be considered you will need:
  • A BEng in mechanical, electronics or related engineering subject or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to configure instrumentation and mechanical componentry to deliver whole of system solutions for new mooring systems.
  • Sound technical knowledge and the ability to deliver large, complex technical projects in the marine science and technology domain using an appropriate mix of innovative and standard methodologies. 
  • A history of leading technical teams and developing and mentoring staff.
  • Proven ability to engage with potential clients to understand their technical issues, frame potential solutions and develop funded collaborative projects.
  • A record of making innovative contributions to developing techniques or processes that have a significant impact on research.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

Diversity and Inclusion

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

18th October 2020, 11:00pm AEDT

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