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Electrical Engineer – Impedance Standards, APS Level 6 or Executive Level 1, National Measurement Institute

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Sydney
Categories: National Measurement Institute, APS Level 6, Executive Level 1

About the team

The National Measurement Institute (NMI), a division within the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, 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.

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 develop new systems and services to meet emerging customer requirements, and to provide support for the provision of calibration services to industry.

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 devices using appropriate software
  • an aptitude for mechanical design, with experience in mechanical design software an advantage
  • a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to deliver agreed technical and service delivery  outcomes
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, with an ability to engage effectively with a range of stakeholders

What you will do

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • contribute to the development of new measurement systems and techniques in the area of impedance metrology
  • contribute to the provision of calibration services for impedance quantities
  • develop and maintain productive relationships with clients and external stakeholders
  • become, in time, a recognised authority in Australia and internationally in one or more areas of impedance measurement.


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

To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


This recruitment process is being used to fill an ongoing APS Level 6 or Executive Level 1 position. Candidates will be engaged at the level commensurate with their skills and experience.

A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 6 or Executive Level 1 vacancies should they become available within 12 months form the date advertised.

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, provide a one page pitch (750 word maximum) explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position.

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 via email to or by phone on 02 8467 3529.

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.

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