First listed on: 01 July 2024


Ref 2942/24 Engineering Projects Team Leader

  • Full-Time, Ongoing Position
  • Based at Western's Werrington South Campus
  • $117,645 to $126,892 p.a. Inclusive of Super + Leave Loading

About Western 
Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led institution committed to excellence in education, research, and community impact. We are proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and hold the top position in the Times Higher Education Impact rankings, with 85% of its research being at or above world standard. At Western Sydney University, we recognise that unlocking your true potential is the key to your success, just as we do for our students. Our core values - Boldness, Fairness, Integrity, and Excellence – serve as guiding principles for our organisational culture and influence the work we do. With a team of 3,500 dedicated staff members, we foster a dynamic, inclusive, and innovative culture deeply rooted in research and dedicated to student-centred excellence. It's the perfect environment for you to thrive professionally. If you are a dedicated and forward-thinking academic seeking a career that can make a meaningful difference, we invite you to discover the abundant opportunities, innovation, and impact that await you at Western Sydney University.

About the Centre and MARCS Institute:
The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) is a centre within the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development. The centre is explicitly interdisciplinary, by combining electrical engineering, computer science, signal processing and neuroscience. The Centre focus is on developing Neuromorphic Engineering solutions to existing problems. The Centre has strong international partnerships within the neuromorphic engineering community.
Further information is available from our website -

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is an interdisciplinary research Institute of Western Sydney University. The vision for the Institute is to optimise human interaction, and wellbeing across the lifespan. We strive to solve the problems that matter most through the themes: sensing and perceiving, interacting with each other, and technologies for humans. Researchers in MARCS come from many disciplines including cognitive science, developmental psychology, language science, music science, cognitive neuroscience, and biomedical, electrical, electronic and software engineering. The Institute consists of three Research Areas - the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems, Brain Sciences and Biomedical and Human Technologies. 

The Institute is committed to a culture that embraces equity and a diverse and inclusive community where everyone participates in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities.
Further information is available from our website -

About the Role
The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join and lead their Technical Support Team. The Engineering Projects Team Leader is responsible for the coordination and management of ICNS Technical Support Staff and ensuring that support of ICNS research activities is at a high standard and that research project milestones are met.

Furthermore, this role will provide engineering support and advice to researchers, students, and professional staff which includes leading practice in the design, implementation, and testing of electronic hardware, the support of novel software driven electronic devices, experimental control systems, data acquisition systems, and general electronics support. 

This is a full-time, ongoing position based at the Penrith’s Werrington South campus, however as WSU is a multi-campus university travel to other campuses may be required when operational needs arise.
Please review the position description for further information.

About You
The successful applicant will have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience in industry and education/training. You will have a proven track record in engineering project management as well as experience leading, managing and coordinating a technical support team. Extensive demonstrated experience programming in C++, Matlab or Python for complex systems is essential. 

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Apply now ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application.

Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally. If you share our passion for creating a more equitable and inclusive world, and if you are ready to contribute to meaningful change, join us in our mission to promote equity, inclusiveness, and wellbeing. 

What We Offer in Return
At Western Sydney University, we deeply value our staff and recognise their invaluable contributions that drive our mission and uphold our values. In return for your dedication, we offer:

  • 35 hour work week
  • 17% super contributions
  • Access to staff benefits 
  • Flex leave for Professional staff
  • Professional development opportunities

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 7 $117,645 to $126,892 p.a. (comprising Salary of $99,411 to $107,225 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please direct enquires about the role to Professor André van Schaik, Director, International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems via email at 

Recruitment Enquiries: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at 

Closing Date: 8:30pm, Sunday 21 July 2024

How to Apply: Please use the following link to be directed to Western Sydney University’s website, to submit your application:

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility  
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For an ongoing/continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident and provide evidence at time of application. 

Please note, only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.


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