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Electrical Engineer/Scientist - Standards for Impedance, APS Level 6 and 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'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.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking two electrical engineers to join our team developing world-leading impedance measurement systems. Two similar positions are available: one with a stronger focus on research and development and the other with primary responsibility for the provision of customer calibration services. 

This is an opportunity to reshape the future of measurement science by applying your diverse skillset to implement novel solutions to measurement challenges.  Our ideal candidates are adaptable, flexible, and excited by the opportunity to become a recognised national and international authority on electrical impedance measurement.

Our ideal candidates have:

  • a deep theoretical understanding of the principles of electrical measurement
  • the ability to make precise measurements using a range of measuring instruments and techniques
  • experience in designing electrical and electronic devices using appropriate software
  • a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to deliver agreed technical and service delivery outcomes
  • well-developed communication skills to engage effectively with clients, industry and the research community.

What you will do

As Electrical Engineer - Standards for Impedance, 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
  • provide customer calibration services in impedance quantities, completing calibrations efficiently, accurately and to clients’ requirements
  • build and maintain constructive relationships with clients and stakeholders, providing advice on technical issues and contributing to training programs
  • develop, enhance and maintain measurement standards and services
  • contribute to the ongoing improvement and maintenance of the group’s quality system documentation and processes.  


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

Successful candidates must have a degree in Electrical Engineering, or closely related discipline. 

Security Clearance

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


The successful applicants will be assessed against the Australian Public Service (APS) work level standards, and may be appointed at Executive Level 1 or APS Level 6. 

Information on the APS Level and Executive Level classifications can be found on their website:

A guide to the Integrated Leadership System for APS Level 6 and Executive Level 1 classifications can be found on the APSC website:

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 one-page (maximum 3000 characters, approx 500 words) pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position and should align to the job description.

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

Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application.

Contact information      

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Leigh Johnson via email at 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 full time/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 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 refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

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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