System Engineer – Mechanical (The position has been filled)
Australia, New South Wales
Full Time
  • Suitable Role for an Early Career Engineer or Recent Graduate
  • Work at a World Class Nuclear Facility Located in Lucas Heights
  • On-Site Parking, Swimming Pool, Café & Wellbeing Program



Australia’s Open Pool Australian Lightwater (OPAL) reactor is a state-of-the-art 20-megawatt multi-purpose reactor that uses low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel to achieve a range of activities, which includes irradiation facilities for the purpose of radiopharmaceutical production and the provision of neutron beams for various research purposes.

Our client’s health products save lives and improve human health; and, as it provides a reliable source of neutrons for beamlines at the Bragg Institute, the OPAL reactor facilitates a variety of scientific research.



Based in a beautiful suburb, South-West of Sydney, this is a full-time ongoing position. It is a role suitable for an early career engineer with several years of industrial experience or a recent graduate.

Reporting to either an OPAL Engineering Group Leader or the Engineering Manager, the System Engineer role is key to ensuring that operating, maintenance, and capital investment strategies for the advanced reactor are optimised. Through sound decision making and planning, and continuously improved through the feedback of operating experience and data, the role includes a level of responsibility for the engineering design and configuration of allocated plant systems that support safety, reliability and maintainability requirements.

Your core duties will be build up and maintain an overall understanding of the drivers and limitations of system reliability and a capability to provide sound technical support and advice to operations and maintenance functions.

Ultimately, as you will develop an appropriate level of expertise over a period of time, in the System Engineer role you will become the organisation’s nominated resident expert in relation to the plant systems and equipment allocated to you.

Any technical knowledge relevant to the irradiation of materials and targets—including mechanical processes and materials handling systems operating in high-reliability and/or safety-critical applications—would be a potential headstart in developing and acquiring the necessary competence, skills, knowledge, and experience.



To be considered for this opportunity you must be willing to undergo appropriate federal government clearance, which requires Australian citizenship, and you shall also need to address the following criteria: –

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree qualification in Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering;
  • Only applications from Australian citizens can be considered for shortlisting, as the successful person must be able to undertake necessary security clearances;
  • Engineering experience and technical knowledge relevant to systems operating in high-reliability and/or safety-critical applications;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • An appropriate understanding of project management, as demonstrated by organisational skills that enable prioritisation of tasks and ensure deadlines are met;
  • Prior roles involving working under a strict quality assurance system in a tightly regulated environment shall be highly regarded;
  • A thorough appreciation of asset management principles and practices is desirable; and
  • Working knowledge of safety management standards and practices.

It will be a condition of employment that you undergo all of the client’s necessary medical clearance checks.



For a confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity, please reach our team using one of the following numbers:

Head Office: 03 9516 0100 (9 am–5:30 pm, Mon–Fri) and ask for Dani or Jo

Mobile: to arrange for a callback SMS Dani on 0434 746 361 or Jo on 0411 197 171

Alternatively, if you would like to enquire electronically, please email [email protected]

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To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now‘ button then send your current resume and a covering letter to CS Executive Group.



CS Executive Group would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence our recruitment team receives on a daily basis, we genuinely cannot respond to each application—only those applicants being considered for shortlisting as candidates are contacted.

However, if on this occasion you’re unsuccessful, please note your details will be added to our Talent Pool database.