First listed on: 09 November 2020
Principal Electronic Engineer


Executive Level 2
$118,376 - $142,087 (plus super)
Adelaide, SA

The Role
The Principal Electronic Engineer (PEE), leads and shapes the development and research within the electronic engineering field for Defence and National Security. 

The successful candidate will work to become a nationally recognised authority in application of electronic engineering to Defence research and development, through innovation and collaboration with industry and academia. They apply substantial expertise and are responsible for capability development and planning across the electronic engineering domain. They will understand and ensure alignment with the Defence S&T strategy, and initiate engineering research activities to generate new knowledge and produce enhanced Defence capability. They are also responsible for technology forecasting by researching and assessing new or enhanced scientific techniques within the domain, including the long term implications for Defence science, and the application of innovative techniques to research activities.  In addition they will manage the protection and transfer of intellectual property between DST, industry and academia as appropriate.

About our Team
RSD has a workforce of engineers, technicians, computer scientists and other professional staff who deliver a wide range of highly specialised research services and innovative solutions which underpin the operational capability of DST. RSD’s work areas undertake a broad, on demand and dynamic array of functions to keep DST at the forefront of research and development. 

RSD’s work areas include:

  • Scientific computing and DST’s eResearch strategy.
  • Development and acquisition of a world-class secure High-Performance Computing (HPC) capability for advanced modelling and simulation.
  • Nationally recognised and unique research engineering capabilities.
  • Specialised research safety, resource management and security services to assure sovereign S&T capabilities for Defence; and,
  • Development and implementation of DST’s research infrastructure strategy.

RE provide professional and advanced manufacturing to DST to enable delivery of products, prototypes and models for research, development, and experimentation. RE fuses talented professional engineering and technical staff with world’s best design software and cutting edge fabrication capabilities.

Our Ideal Candidate
This is outstanding opportunity for a highly experienced electronics engineer to step into a Principal role, the successful candidate for this role will be able to demonstrate that they have:

  • Experience working on multiple programs concurrently
  • Experience with being in a client-facing role - Consulting to clients, reporting project milestones and timelines - Be the technical interface
  • Experience with preparing reports and other engineering documents - Design documents and plans
  • A high level of confidence to provide technical leadership to projects - Develop specifications, designs, and architecture to projects, be the electronics engineering SME
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to resolve complex product development issues
  • Experience with training and mentoring a team of engineers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - Team player and confident consulting skills

Application Closing Date: Monday 23 November 2020.

For further information please review the job information pack, reference ARMY/04780/20 on Defence Careers


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