SyMo Systems Engineer

  • Ongoing | Full Time | $100K - $112k +15.4% super
  • Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance | Health & Wellbeing Programs
  • Provide engineering expertise to support the safe and efficient operations of a First of a Kind facility.


ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia’s most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

We operate much of our country’s landmark science facilities including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors (OPAL). Importantly, ANSTO is helping to improve our health with one in two Australians benefitting from the nuclear medicines produced using the OPAL research reactor while being treated for serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

About the position

The SyMo System Engineer is responsible for delivering comprehensive operational engineering support with a focus on asset management for a fully automated, first of a kind waste treatment facility.

The SyMo System Engineer provides extensive technical support and advice to management, operations and maintenance functions.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for ongoing engineering design and configuration, and for providing decision support on maintenance and capital investment strategies, for a portfolio of allocated asset systems relevant to discipline.
  • Manage engineering activities so that solutions comply with the SyMo operating licence, regulatory and statutory requirements, security requirements, safety management and business management systems.
  • Lead assigned end-to-end engineering and plant modification projects / tasks in accordance with project management, technical and change control requirements. Review and support the design and implementation of modification projects/ tasks undertaken by others to ensure outcomes are consistent with SyMo requirements.
  • Manage allocated systems drawings, documentation and data to ensure system configuration is accurately represented.

Skills and Experience

  • Degree qualification in Engineering (Process), or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • Demonstrated industrial experience relevant to discipline.
  • Engineering reliability experience with an understanding of asset management principles.
  • Experience working under GMP or other strict quality assurance system in a tightly regulated environment.
  • Experience developing and implementing innovative approaches to process improvements and the desire to seek and promote continuous improvement.


“We are looking for someone who can work within a small and growing team to establish worlds best practice in production maintenance”

Duncan Kemp, Manager, Waste Management Services


Why join ANSTO

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians.

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities
  • Performance based salary increases
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions

Located in the Sutherland Shire, we have free onsite parking, a swimming pool, health and wellbeing programs and an onsite café.

If you want to join a world class organisation that’s making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.

All applicants must be Australian citizens.

Applications must be submitted on-line via our website.

In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes – and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.


Applications close: 09 May 2021

26/04/2021 $0 Southern Suburbs & Sutherland Shire 1 Engineering
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