First listed on: 02 May 2020

Site Entity Deputy - Stakeholder & Communications 

The Opportunity
  • Are you ready for your next challenge?
  • Manage key relationships with key stakeholders and local communities
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's leading science and innovation agency.

The SKA-Low telescope will be built at CSIRO’s Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in Western Australia. The MRO is a world-class radio observatory that already hosts telescopes including the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder and the Murchison Widefield Array. As Site Entity Deputy Leader, the successful candidate will have particular responsibility for stakeholder management.

You will work closely with the Site Entity Leader and other managers in CSIRO, as well as with our key stakeholder communities ranging from specific local Western Australian stakeholders to the global astronomy community. You will ensure the engagement needs of CSIRO, the Australian Government and the SKA Observatory are met in a timely and coordinated fashion, supporting partner relationships and enhancing CSIRO's reputation. You will also ensure that the relevant communities are supported and engaged with developments at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, including progress in the design and development of SKA1-Low.

Your duties will include:
  • Ensure collaborative relationships with key project stakeholders are developed and maintained, working proactively and strategically to plan and deliver outstanding engagement by relevant CSIRO and SKAO staff.
  • Work with the Site Entity Leader and the CASS Executive Team to set priorities in stakeholder management.
  • Liaise closely with the operations teams for the telescopes at the MRO in order to support stakeholder engagement and outreach.

Location: Perth, WA
Salary: AU$113k - AU$132k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 5 years
Reference: 66341

To be considered you will need:
  • Tertiary qualification in Marketing, Communication, and/or Science/Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management skills in a complex, multifaceted environment, ideally in a scientific, research or R&D organisation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills for establishing and maintaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including the ability to match communication style to the audience.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of communication activities in a complex environment.
  • Experience in people management, building a strong and cohesive team and developing staff.
  • Strong project management skills, meeting deadlines and managing an overlapping and complex set of deliverables with a range of timescales.
  • A proven ability to develop and deliver effective solutions to difficult issues, building a coalition of support and maintaining long-term relationships.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

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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

Friday 29th May 2020, 11:00pm AEST

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