Project Managers and Controls Engineers – this could be your dream job

The Australian Synchrotron

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest impact, something that ANSTO and its team know all too well.  As the home of Australia’s most significant research infrastructure, ANSTO leverages the power of nuclear science – the science of the atom – to apply new technologies that provide real-world benefits from improving human health, saving lives, building industries to protecting the environment. 

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation is beginning work on its exciting new project, BRIGHT, a program that will design, install and commission eight new beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron, what is arguably Australia’s most significant piece of scientific infrastructure. 

ANSTO is recruiting for a Project Manager and several Controls Engineers to come on the journey and help them redefine the way users conduct experiments at this world-class facility. 

Located at ANSTO’s Clayton campus, the successful Project Manager will deliver projects from concept to completion, with projects primarily focused on upgrading motion controls and scientific computing systems. However, this is a dynamic role and will also require delivery on other engineering and science instrumentation projects from the Australian Synchrotron capital portfolio. 

Working as a member of the Control Systems group, the successful Controls Engineers will be responsible for the design, development, operation, and maintenance of specialised controls applications for the Synchrotron facility. As a Control Engineer, you will support the development of control systems required for BRIGHT. 

For anyone wanting to progress their career and be part of shaping the next generation of scientific tools and workflows, these are once in a lifetime career opportunities. 

Working at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation are more than 1000 of the country’s most talented engineers, researchers, scientists and nuclear experts. Every day, ANSTO provides the world-class research infrastructure and technical instruments to respond to the growing nuclear science and technology needs of Australia and the world. 

If being a leader in nuclear advancement and engineering innovation wasn’t enough, ANSTO also provides a workplace culture that allows its employees to thrive. 

“At ANSTO we want you to bring your whole self to work, to have the opportunity to shape a career that matches your talent, goals and interests,” says ANSTO CEO Shaun Jenkinson. “You’ll be part of an organisation that is leveraging great science, partnerships and ingenuity for a more sustainable world.” 

As an employer, ANSTO is second to none, providing empowering and effective work-based policies that support flexibility and the individual needs of employees. This includes flexible work practices and family-friendly programs. Further to this, ANSTO places great emphasis on gender diversity, with a policy dedicated to achieving a 40% male – 40% female (20% discretionary) gender target within both its workforce and leadership teams.  

It is ANSTO’s dedication to creating an inclusive, supportive culture that will see the successful applicants working alongside the best talent in a rewarding environment that fosters innovation and excellence. 


For more information or to apply, view the Project Manager job here, or the Controls Engineer job here. For a confidential discussion, please contact Bayside Group’s Stephen Xerri on 0405 354 299. 

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