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Senior Faculty Engineer

The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia
$89,399 - $99,987
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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(HEO 7) $89,399-$99,987 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Faculty Engineer for a fixed term position commencing June 2022 until June 2023

EngTest is the Faculty's commercial enterprise whereby the engineering community in Australia are able to access the services of the Faculty if they require highly qualified Engineers to undertake projects which may need 'cutting edge' knowledge, expert advice or specialised testing services.

The Senior Faculty Engineer will take a lead role in the delivery of commercial testing and analysis projects, as well as the day-to-day running, organisation and administration of Eng Test.

The successful candidate will provide guidance and leadership to staff in delivering a range of services in a timely and efficient manner. You will be required to encourage the use of methods and approaches to successfully deliver the service; monitors workflows: develops work practices, prepares reports.

You will liaise with clients to design and oversee any testing, consulting, experimental and analytical work necessary, including the supervision of teams of Eng Test staff and technicians undertaking the work. They will ensure that the results and reports are provided in a professional, efficient and timely fashion, and that the work is correctly recorded and invoiced. The Senior Faculty Engineer will be required to establish future strategies and promote EngTest Services to clients

Some work outside of standard hours may be required from time to time and possibly some interstate travel.

To be successful you will need:
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting standards, specifications and guidelines associated with testing protocols and the aptitude in communicating the information contained therein.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of contracts for the supply of Engineering services and legislative frameworks in relation to these areas, as well as experience in the preparation of technical reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualise, analyse and solve complex problems
  • Demonstrated experience in the set-up and operation of specialised test equipment
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service skills; strong verbal and written communication demonstrating awareness of context and audience.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 31st May 2022.

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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