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Electrical Engineer - Standards for Impedance, National Measurement Institute

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

About the team

The National Measurement Institute's Impedance Standards team is responsible for Australia’s primary standards for resistance and capacitance, supporting reliable measurements across Australia in areas such as electricity distribution, weather forecasting and climate monitoring, defence and aviation. The team develops new technologies and services to meet emerging customer requirements, and provides impedance measurement services to industry. We are currently seeking an electrical engineer to join our team.

Our ideal candidate

Ideally, you are looking for an opportunity to reshape the future of metrology by applying your diverse skillset to implement novel solutions to measurement challenges.  You are adaptable, flexible, and excited by the opportunity to become, in time, a recognised national and international authority on electrical impedance measurement.

Our ideal candidate will have a deep theoretical understanding of the principles of electrical measurement, as well as the ability to make precise measurements using a range of measuring instruments and techniques. 

You have experience in designing electrical and electronic devices using appropriate software, and an aptitude for mechanical design. You have a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to deliver agreed technical and service delivery outcomes, and well-developed communication skills to engage effectively with clients, industry and the research community.

What you will do

As the successful candidate in this role, you will:

  • work with the team to implement the measurement system for the National Measurement Institute's new calculable cross-capacitor of unprecedented precision
  • contribute to the team’s research and development activities, developing your own research strengths within these programs
  • provide high-level scientific and technical support for the operations of the Impedance Standards team, including contributing to research directions, project planning and resource management
  • build and maintain constructive relationships with clients and external stakeholders, providing advice on technical issues and contributing to training programs.


The successful candidate will have a degree in Electrical Engineering, or closely related discipline.  

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

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD.

How to apply

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

You are required to complete your application online. Provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 5000 characters (approximately 750 words) and should align to the job description.

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, or 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 is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion and Capability team at for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please 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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