The Defence Science and Technology (DST) is part of the Australian Department of Defence dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia’s defence and national security needs. In its position as the second-largest public-funded R&D organisation in Australia, DST is a national leader in safeguarding Australia by delivering valued scientific advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security.
The Explosives and Pyrotechnics (EP) group develops the necessary science and technology (S&T) in relation to energetic materials, energetic systems, and energetic effects (i.e., energetics), which are the basis for Explosive Ordnance (EO). Within the EP group, the Advanced Propulsion and Weapon Effects (APWE) Branch conducts fundamental and applied research in that includes processing, development, and testing of new propellant and explosive materials for Defence applications.
Based in its Edinburgh site in Adelaide, there are three full-time positions (each working an average of 37.5 hours per week) for a project leading to the development and manufacture of explosive ordnance. The initial engagement on the project shall be under a nine-month contract and DST provides provision for an extension of up to 12 months, which could see work continuing through until mid-2022.
CS Executive Group can offer employment under a fixed-term tenure, which includes paid annual leave, sick leave, and public holidays. Alternatively, if you opt to forgo those benefits, we can engage you on a contract based solely on hours worked that affords a higher hourly rate of pay in accordance with casual employment terms.
Here is DST’s summary for each of the project-related positions: –
Senior Practitioner – Energetic Materials
Practitioner – Energetic Materials
Practitioner – Trials Management
Additionally, all of the above roles shall are required to:
To be successful in your application you must meet the following criteria:
Applications shall close at 5 pm (ACST)
on Thursday, 24 September 2020
Please click the ‘Apply’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the above requirements.
If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity then send a message to: –
Or call Dr Daniel Turner on 0415 573 220 (8:30 am–5:00 pm ACST)—please SMS after hours for him to call back at a mutually convenient time.
On behalf of our client and CS Executive Group, we thank you in advance for the time you are taking to apply for this role.
Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence our recruitment team receives on a daily basis, we shall only contact those applicants considered suitable for shortlisting as candidates.
Accordingly, should you be unsuccessful with your application, please note your details have been captured to our Talent Pool database that may mean you are contacted in the future for similar opportunities to this.