Senior Controls Engineer


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

BRIGHT is the exciting new ANSTO program that will design, install and commission 8 new beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron over the next 8 years.  The BRIGHT Program’s objective is to deliver to ANSTO, new world-class research infrastructure.

An additional objective we are undertaking is a program to standardise existing PLC solution across the facility.

We are currently seeking a Senior Controls Engineer to Report directly to the Leader and will become part of the PLC Systems team. You will be expected to work collaboratively with the engineering and science groups, supporting the development of control systems required for the accelerator and beamlines.

Duties and responsibilities

In this exciting role you will work closely with other controls engineers and includes design, development, documentation, commissioning and acceptance testing of all aspects of the controls systems with a particular emphasis on improving the existing PLC based systems used at the facility. Therefore, experience in the following specific areas is critical:

  • Manage projects that cover a broad range of control system activities to ensure timely delivery that meets expectations
  • Develop conceptual / detailed design, development and implementation of control systems across the facility and within the area of responsibility to provide functional and reliable control systems that support, the needs of the facility.
  • Program, build or configure software that is used in the control systems using defined engineering processes and procedures.
  • Perform an appropriate level of test and integration activities for the software and hardware systems deployed in the facility.


Diversity and Excellence

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.


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. 

Applications close: 13 September 2020

07/09/2020 $0 Bayside & South Eastern Suburbs 1 Engineering
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