Scientist/Electrical Engineer – Low Frequency Standards

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Remuneration: $78730 - 91865 per annum

Location: Ryde

Type: Full Time

Posted: 13/10/2018

About the team

The National Measurement Institute's Low-Frequency Standards Group develops, maintains and disseminates to industry Australia’s primary standards of electrical and magnetic quantities including voltage, current, power and magnetic field. We provide calibration services with the lowest attainable levels of uncertainty and are presently developing new capabilities to cover emerging areas such as power quality. 

Our ideal candidate  

You are an electrical engineer or physicist with a sound understanding of electrical measurement, based, ideally on equipment that you have developed, and applied software that you have written. You will have demonstrated stakeholder liaison skills, coupled with a sound ability to work as part of a team of senior scientists. You are eager to learn and aim to become the Australian authority in one or more areas of electrical measurement such as electrical power and ac-dc transfer. 

Key qualities include  

  • a sound theoretical understanding of the principles of electrical measurement, coupled, ideally, with practical experience of precision electrical measurement 
  • experience in designing, adapting or developing experimental methods and systems for electrical measurement 
  • experience with complex software development, with knowledge of validation methodologies or application to a metrological environment a significant advantage 
  • excellent written and oral communication skills  
  • ability to interact with a range stakeholders to determine requirements, provide technical advice and deliver solutions. 


The successful candidate will hold a tertiary qualification in electrical engineering or science, preferably at a Ph.D. level. • To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.    

How to Apply 

Please refer to our Career's Pages for further information about the department and these roles. 

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