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Electrical Engineer – Impedance Standards, Science and Technical Level 7, National Measurement Institute

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Sydney
Categories: Executive Level 1

About the team

The National Measurement Institute (NMI), a division within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, is Australia's peak measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement. NMI is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading national metrology institutes. Our 330 staff deliver cutting edge measurement services and research from unique facilities across Australia.

NMI’s Electricity Section undertakes advanced research and development that anticipates new measurement technologies and applications, collaborating both nationally and internationally in support of its objectives.  The section develops, maintains and disseminates to industry Australia’s primary standards of electrical measurement. It delivers specialised calibration and other measurement services to a variety of clients, including commercial calibration laboratories and government organisations. 

This position is based at our Lindfield site in a purpose-built research environment co-located with other science-based organisations, in beautiful surroundings on the edge of Sydney’s Lane Cove National Park.

For more information about NMI, visit our website at

Our ideal candidate

NMI’s Electricity Section is looking to recruit an electrical engineer to its Impedance Group to expand its capacity to develop impedance measurement systems of the highest attainable accuracy.

The successful candidate will have:

  • a deep theoretical understanding of the principles of electrical measurement, coupled, ideally, with practical experience of precision electrical measurement
  • experience in designing electrical and electronic systems using appropriate software
  • an aptitude for mechanical design, with experience in mechanical design automation an advantage
  • excellent written and oral communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to deliver agreed technical and scientific outcomes.

What you will do

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • contribute to research and development of new measurement techniques, services, systems and standards in the area of impedance metrology
  • present research and development results in journals, and at professional conferences
  • become a recognised authority in Australia and internationally in one or more areas of impedance measurement
  • contribute to the provision of calibration services for impedance quantities by maintaining equipment and quality systems, and by proposing and implementing improvements
  • maintain a constructive relationship with clients and external stakeholders.

Preference will be given to Australian citizens.


The successful candidate will hold a tertiary qualification in electrical engineering, preferably at Ph.D. level.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, please provide an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (limit your response to between 300 and 500 words)

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Dr Leigh Johnson (02) 8467 3529 or

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability.  If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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