Flight Operations Engineer

University of New South Wales Australian Defence Force Academy

Flight Operations Engineer

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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.

The Flight Operations Engineer position sits within the UNSW Canberra Space Team in the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), and reports to the Flight Operations Lead. This role is critical to the successful operations of our M2 Pathfinder and M2 missions currently on-orbit.

About the Role:

Role:                     Flight Operations Engineer
Salary:                  Broadband Level 7/8

Level 7: $98,354 - $106, 449 plus 17% super and leave loading
Level 8 $109, 944 - $123, 876 plus 17% Superannuation          

Term:                     Full Time, Fixed Term

 About the Successful Applicants

To be successful in this role you will:            

  • Hold a degree in engineering or related discipline with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training and experience.
  • Have experience in space engineering and/or remote asset operations.
  • Have experience in experiment design, execution, and data analysis.
  • Have knowledge of software development and verification processes.
  • Have an ability to solve problems with limited data sets.
  • Have an ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Have excellent communication ability.
  • Be willing to work under pressure and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities.
  • Be patient with strong attention to detail.

For further details of the role and the required skills and experience, please see the attached Position Description.

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 7.

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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

Please note: Applications will only be accepted when submitted through the  UNSW Canberrawebsite.


Courtney Bright

Andrin Tomaschett

Applications Close: 15 August 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: 16 Jul 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Aug 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time