Facility Manager
University of New South Wales

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.

The University of New South Wales is one of Australia’s leading, research-intensive universities. UNSW has more than 50,000 students, and campuses in Sydney and Canberra – the latter at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). It has more industry links, and more top technology entrepreneurs, top CEOs and millionaires amongst its alumni than any other Australian university.

As part of the investment in the research initiative UNSW Canberra Space, the university has developed the in-house capability to carry out innovative, routine and affordable in-orbit space research. To date, the group has developed and flown five satellites, including Australia’s most complex home-grown space mission and arguably the world’s most complex cubesat mission ever, the M2 formation flying / on-board AI / S&T demonstration mission. Our goal is to use our capability to perform high impact science and technology development that will in turn make a significant contribution to meeting Australia’s need for safe and secure access to space-based technologies for economic, social and strategic benefit.

UNSW Canberra and the French Space Agency CNES have jointly developed the Australian National Concurrent Design Facility (ANCDF) co-located on the UNSW Canberra campus at the Australian Defence Force Academy, for the preliminary design and assessment of new space mission concepts. This facility rapidly assess the technical, programmatic and financial/commercial feasibility of candidate space mission concepts in order to provide early-stage input to the planning and development of the portfolio of future missions. It has become a key national asset which is available to the wider Australian space community to encourage and foster collaboration and the adoption of high quality professional approaches to space engineering, thereby helping the growing sovereign space capability grow and mature. In the past two years, UNSW Camberra Space have completed studies in the facility for a number of government and university organisations.

Australia’s lead disruptive space mission centre is looking for a talented and experienced space systems engineer to manage the Australian National Concurrent Design Facility.

UNSW Canberra Space has now launched 5 satellites in the past 4 years. Our latest are the pair of M2 satellites, two advanced reprogrammable satellites that will demonstrate technologies for formation flying, Earth observation (particularly maritime surveillance), Space Domain Awareness, SATCOM and in-orbit artificial intelligence. This mission is Australia’s most sophisticated home-grown satellite mission yet, and arguably one of the world’s most complex cubesat missions ever attempted.

World best practice for developing missions such as M2 is to use the concurrent engineering approach, in which the various disciplines of engineering join with the customer to perform detailed yet rapid studies of the technical, schedule and financial feasibility of mission concepts to meet user requirements. The ANCDF is such a concurrent engineering centre, established with the assistance of CNES. Over recent years, it has been used to support over a dozen mission studies, including CSIRO’s Aquawatch and Geoscience Australia’s SCR.

About the Role:

Role:             Space Systems Engineer – Concurrent Design Facility Manager
Salary:          Broadband Level 7/8
                          Level 7: $97,381  - $105,395 plus 17% super and leave loading
                          Level 8 $108,856 - $122,649 plus 17% Superannuation                                                 

Term:            Full-Time, Fixed-Term

 About the Successful Applicants

To be successful in this role you will:            

  • Have a degree in Engineering or related discipline with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training and experience
  • Have a strong background in space mission systems engineering
  • Have experience in compiling space systems engineering artefacts/documentation
  • Have strong leadership skills
  • Be customer focused
  • Take pride in your ability to work with a team and support your clients seamlessly
  • Have the ability to use satellite design and other software such as IDM-CIC, Git, Python, Java, MS Excel/VBA
  • Be a great communicator in both verbal and written communications

In your application you should systematically address the Skills and Experience outlined in the Position Description. If you are applying for the Level 8 role, you are expected to address all Skills and Experiences for both the Level 7 and Level 8 role. Please clearly indicate the level you are applying for. It is expected that this position will be filled at the level 8.

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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

E:  R.Boyce@adfa.edu.au

Claudine Roberts – Senior Centre Administrator
E:  Claudine.Roberts@adfa.edu.au

Applications Close: 26 July 2021 11:30PM 

Find out more about working at UNSW Canberra

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 unswcanberra.recruitment@adfa.edu.au

Advertised: 28 Jun 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 26 Jul 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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