Group Leader – Space Systems

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$142,470 – $160,330 (plus super) per annum

Location: Edinburgh

Type: N/A

Posted: 08/04/2019


EL 2 (S&T Level 7)

$142,470 – $160,330 (plus super)

Edinburgh, SA

The Group Leader Space Systems reports to the Research Leader Information Integration, and under broad guidelines is responsible for the provision of effective leadership of a group of scientists, engineers and technicians who define the Space Systems Science & Technology Capability (STC).  They will have a national or international reputation in a specific field of Science & Technology (S&T), and considerable experience, awareness and knowledge across a range of S&T applied to Defence.

The Group Leader will forecast future Defence problems, initiate research and generate new knowledge to produce enhanced Defence capability. They will be able to select the best scientific method to achieve Defence outcomes, and to review the S&T quality of reports and publications prepared by staff in the STC. The Group Leader is accountable for the development and sustainment of the quality of the S&T work of the Space Systems STC to the level agreed with the Research Leader Information Integration.

The Group Leader will lead a complex area of S&T by providing the vision, guidance, direction and collaboration necessary to ensure that the capability can be most effectively harnessed to deliver agreed outputs to Defence.  They will provide effective supervision of the senior staff in the Space Systems STC, and create a motivating and collaborative culture within the group to ensure that all the staff can make effective contributions to the output of the STC.  More generally, the Group Leader will be responsible for the development of people in the Space Systems STC.

The Group Leader will be able to understand client priorities and associated requirements, and transpose these into a well-planned set of S&T activities.  In collaboration with other STC and Major Science & Technology Capability (MSTC) leaders, they will ensure that the Space Systems STC’s resources are applied to agreed priority activities and will demonstrate flexibility to adjust the work plan as circumstances change.

The Group Leader will manage the Space Systems STC’s resources to achieve task milestones, and will report work outcomes to appropriate client representatives on a regular basis.

Under broad guidelines from the Research Leader Information Integration, the Group Leader will facilitate the creation of cross-STC/MSTC and cross-Divisional teams, and will develop and maintain appropriate external linkages to industry, universities and overseas organisations.

Application Closing Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019    

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DST/00848/19 on