Executive Level 2 (S&T Level 6)
$123,159 - $147,828 (plus Super)
Edinburgh – SA
Maritime Division is seeking an enthusiastic and supportive leader to fill the role of Discipline Leader Undersea Sensors. You will lead a discipline conducting research into new generations of undersea sensors, including the development of novel fibre optic technologies for undersea sensor systems. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to mature research from conceptual ideas to prototype undersea sensor systems delivering Defence impact. You will mentor the people within your team to further develop technical and interpersonal skills. You will have a high level of initiative and be able to develop and sustain external linkages with industry, academia, and international research and development organisations.
As part of the Undersea Sensing Systems and Experimentation S&T Capability (STC) leadership team, you will contribute to planning, strategy development, resource allocation and building enduring collaborative networks. A key focus will be leading the team to deliver the More, Together strategy through a considered work program delivering impact into the Remote Undersea Surveillance (RUS) STaR Shot and Defence acquisition programs.
- Lead a high quality science and technology research program into enhanced undersea sensors and sensing systems, delivering Defence impact through RUS STaR Shot and Defence acquisition projects;
- Leverage collaborations with industry, international partners and universities to deliver into the More, Together strategy;
- Lead, mentor and develop staff, and inspire a security and safety conscious team culture;
- Clearly communicate complex technical results and their implications to Defence stakeholders and the scientific community;
- Contribute to the leadership and strategic direction of the Undersea Sensing Systems and Experimentation STC.
About our Team
As part of the Undersea Sensing Systems and Experimentation STC, you will work collaboratively with a diverse team of motivated engineers, scientists and technicians to provide advice, performance analysis and enhanced sonar sensing capability for in-service and future ADF sonar systems. The group possesses the ability to prototype sonar sensors and systems, and a capability to test and demonstrate concepts at-sea. The Undersea Sensing Systems and Experimentation STC is part of the Maritime Division and is within the Sonar Technology and Systems Major Science and Technology Capability (MSTC). The MSTC covers a range of S&T areas from the undersea environment to new sensor technologies to the performance of in-service military sonar systems. We explore S&T opportunities to enhance Defence Capability for the current and future fleet.
Our Ideal Candidate
We are seeking a person who is passionate about science and technology relating to undersea sensors and sensing systems, and is motivated to lead a small team in the development of new and enhanced sensing technology. You will consider future needs and opportunities for driving the development of sensor technologies, including consideration of transition via industry to provide Defence capability impact.
You will understand the importance of effective supervision and mentoring for staff, and be able to balance priorities between client needs and underpinning research and development. You will also have a high level of initiative and aptitude for working in a multidisciplinary environment, and be able to develop and sustain external linkages with industry, academia, and international organisations.
Application Closing Date: Thursday 10 February 2022
For further information please review the job information pack, reference DSTG/07288/21 on https://defencecareers.nga.net.au/?jati=E807AADA-74DE-A68A-6055-C82F34C814A2