First listed on: 03 September 2022

Senior Electrical Engineer (Robotics)


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The Opportunity

  • New Opening! This is a great opportunity to advance your career and be a part of an organisation making a positive contribution at the global level.
  • Flexible work arrangements! Mix of home and office.
  • Collaborative, flexible, innovative workplace that values you and your career development

The role of Research Projects staff in CSIRO is to collaborate in scientific and technological activities with other research staff usually by assisting with detailed planning, undertaking or assisting with experimental, observational or technology development work, and in carrying out the more practical aspects of the work. At senior levels, Research Projects staff may be involved in providing consulting services, science and technology management and/or industry liaison.

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO are one of the leading robotics and autonomous systems research groups in the world, based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. We are part of the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Program at CSIRO’s Data61 Business Unit.  We develop foundational and applied research for a broad range of domains including; agriculture, advanced manufacturing, mining, biodiversity, and biosecurity.  Our systems provide scientific, social, and economic benefits through cutting-edge science, deeper understanding of natural and built environments, increased productivity and human safety, and augmentation of human capabilities.

A critical role for the electrical/electronic design of robotic systems is required within the Cyber Physical Systems program at CSIRO Data61. The successful applicant will fill a critical role within the multi-skilled and highly motivated Robotics and Autonomous Systems group (RASG). The role will be highly rewarding working with research scientists and engineers on world leading research in the areas of robotics and automation.

Your duties will include:

  • Provide the electrical/electronic engineering design solutions for embedded systems including robotic, autonomous and sensor systems
  • Research, analyse, and recommend electrical/electronic engineering designs for the robotics group’s projects. Provide specifications and costing for resources as required
  • Work within a highly skilled multi-disciplinary research and engineering teams to support scientific research
  • Liaising with fabricators to enable the timely and efficient manufacture within specifications for the electrical/electronic designs

Location: Brisbane, QLD
Salary: AU$117,917 - AU$131,423 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 87861

To be considered you will need:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience in Engineering
  • High level skills and experience in electronics design
  • Proficiency with schematic and PCB design packages such as Altium Designer or equivalents
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the PCB manufacturing and fabrication environment to enable the timely and efficient manufacture within specifications for the electronic designs

For full details about this role please view the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or you must either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

To enter a CSIRO site, CSIRO will require you to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or show a valid medical exemption from vaccination). If you are unable to meet this requirement, then you must return a negative result on a Rapid Antigen Test (within 48 hours prior to attending site) and wear a face mask whilst on the CSIRO site. These requirements apply if you are attending a CSIRO site as part of a recruitment process.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

27 September 2022, 11:00pm AEST

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