Senior Project and Systems Engineering Leader

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$137,124 to $153,264 per annum per annum

Location: Townsville

Type: Full Time

Posted: 30/10/2019


About AIMS
The Australian Institute of Marine Science is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

We are a trusted advisor, a partner and employer of choice, and we value integrity, innovation, collaboration and respect.

AIMS’ research of Australia’s tropical marine ecosystems guides their effective environmental management, and contributes to our understanding of similar ecosystems around the world. Our research seeks to deliver practical benefit to all Australians and supports the sustainable use our tropical marine estate. Governments, reef managers, industry and the wider community look to our high-quality, long-term research for informed decisions about our iconic Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf, and Arafura and Timor Seas.

AIMS expert teams at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to world-class infrastructure, unique data-sets, cutting-edge laboratories and a fleet of modern research vessels.

About this Opportunity
The right candidate will become part of a team of thought leaders, trusted advisors, and game-changing innovators.

This exciting opportunity is now open for a Senior Project and Systems Engineering Leader to play a pivotal role in steering ambitious projects, engaging world-leading partners, and shaping the delivery of latest technologies. You will drive core components of two iconic, large-scale projects: the innovative Digital Reef Challenge Project, and engineering aspects of the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program.

You will provide leadership in designing and establishing the systems and development processes required to deliver operational capabilities and outcomes critical for the future of our nation’s marine economy. You would be motivated to achieve the targets of the AIMS Strategy 2025, to provide positive environmental, social and economic impact for Australia’s marine estate.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. The successful candidate will be rewarded with:
• AIMS AOF Level 7 Salary ($137,124 to $153,264 per annum)
• 15.4% superannuation
• Generous leave provisions
• Full-time, 3-year opportunity
• Located in Townsville, Queensland

About You
Underpinning your suitability for this position will be tertiary qualifications in Engineering, specialising in Systems/Project Engineering or another relevant field. As a high performing and innovative project leader, you will show proven success in international stakeholder engagement and business development. You’ll have managed complex projects and led a geographically-dispersed multi-disciplinary team, and can demonstrate your:

• Substantial experience with applying systems engineering thinking at both an initiative and project scale with novel solutions to achieve complex missions and outcomes;
• Extensive relevant project management experience with the ability to intuitively design contingency strategies and deliver the plan to meet project milestones, especially for complex technology integration and testing;
• Broad understanding of the national and international science and technology landscape, ideally of marine ecosystems; and
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

Next Step
Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the position description which is available to download from our website If, after reviewing the position description, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

On the AIMS website you will also find our application guide instructions which include the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria, listed on the position description.

Short-listed applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries can be directed to David Mead at

Applications close Monday, 25 November 2019.

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