Senior Policy Analyst – Sciences, Engineering & Innovation (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Rare Opportunity to Work with Australia’s Brightest & Best in Sciences & Engineering
  • Engage with Policy Holders and Influence Outcomes at a High Level
  • Excellent Career Opportunity to Make a Difference for the Betterment of Australia



Our Client is an independent, non-government, not-for-profit organisation. It advocates for a future in which technological sciences, engineering & innovation contribute significantly to Australia’s social, economic and environmental well-being.

A driving force in technology solutions for a better Australia, they work closely with relevant organisations in Australia and overseas in the areas of engineering, sciences and technological sciences.

Our client promotes science, and maths education via programs focussing on enquiry-based learning, teaching quality and career promotion. It fosters national and international collaboration and encourages technology transfer for economic, social and environmental benefit.



What an Amazing and Rare Opportunity to Influence at the Highest Level!

Reporting to the Executive Director, Policy, you will be managing research projects, developing policy positions and engaging with key stakeholders to facilitate the adoption of these policies.

This is a 24 month fixed-term tenure which may be reviewed for extension.

Some key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing research projects and developing policy positions arising from the outcomes of these projects
  • Coordinating the development of policy statements in identified areas of strategic focus and profile
  • Providing support to Forums, Committees and Working Groups
  • Engaging with key stakeholders to facilitate identification of key issues and adoption of key policy statements
  • Coordinating submissions to Government and other key stakeholders in identified areas of strategic focus and profile
  • Managing research projects to facilitate timely and quality deliverables, building national and international networks of influence with policy makers, scientists and other stakeholders
  • Identifying and scoping new research project opportunities
  • Representing the our client and its policy positions in meetings or seminars with government, policy makers and others
  • Promoting the organisation to national and international stakeholders



  • Postgraduate qualifications in engineering, technology, science or similar
  • A good understanding of national and/or international science/ technology policy
  • Expertise and experience in one or more areas of science policy or in international relations
  • Demonstrated high level ability in project planning and coordination.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to successfully build and maintain internal and external relationships at all levels with government, industry and academia.
  • Well developed analytical, research and problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to implement organisation strategies, policies and business plans.
  • Demonstrated high level ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team, managing workloads and priorities to meet organisational deadlines.
  • Excellent level of written and oral communications skills and ability to communicate with influence.



If you are ready to move into an exciting role with an Influential Policy Organisation and you meet the criteria mentioned above, then we would like to hear from you! To discuss this position, please call Helen on (03) 9516 0100.

Please send your Resume along with a Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria to CS Executive Group by using the “Apply Now” button below.  All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates.  Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for other roles.