Laboratory Engineer Civil & Environmental

at University of Melbourne

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

At MSE, we are committed to excellence. We are transforming our engineering and IT teaching as well as research at the University of Melbourne guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future - the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live. It's an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE!

The Opportunity

As a Laboratory Engineer, you will be a part of a team responsible for the provision of specialised technical support to several areas within the Department of Infrastructure Engineering. The new Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility with features including advanced and basic geotechnical laboratory equipment facilities, instrumentation, data acquisition systems, fibre optic fabrication and near surface geophysical testing equipment. The laboratory is expected to be relocated to new and improved premises in the Fishermans Bend Campus of the university in late 2021. You will contribute to the delivery of the department's masters by coursework final year student projects and RHD students in the laboratory and occasionally in the field and the development of practical classes from the Geotechnical, Civil and Environmental Engineering disciplines. You will learn how to use and maintain the technical equipment available in the lab as well as provide training and supervision to users, including being responsible for OH&S (Occupational Health and Safety) matters in all laboratories in the department of Infrastructure Engineering. This role is broad in scope and requires a high degree of initiative, problem solving skills, technical ability and self-management to deal with the range of complex functions, equipment and tasks. This includes the day-to-day management, operation and maintenance of the laboratories, post-graduate research, research projects and (occasionally) commercial testing. All this while working with some of the best minds in the business!

About you

With tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering, ideally at a Masters level or above, you have strong skills and experience in an industrial/scientific Geotechnical/Soil Science-based laboratory with experience in geotechnical and civil processes and analytical testing processes and/or education/training. By joining our team, you will contribute to our core mission of educating the next generation of civil and environmental engineers and enhance your career by translating your efforts into impactful solutions and contributing to a better future for our society.

Application Process

Please apply online with your resume and cover letter.

School of Electrical, Mechanical & Infrastructure (EMI)

EMI undertakes teaching and research across a range of disciplines that are internationally recognised for their contribution to fundamental research. It has a number of well-established industry linkages and international partnerships and is building a vibrant profile of interdisciplinary research, working with industry to contribute to society. It offers a comprehensive range of accredited Master of Engineering and Master of Information Technology programs taught through the Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure departments as well as professional Masters programs. It has a substantial cohort of research higher degree students. The School's aim is to attract and retain outstanding staff and it is highly supportive of increasing the number of female staff.

Department of Infrastructure Engineering

Combining civil engineering, environmental engineering and geomatics in one department creates a broad scope for our research and engineering education. Our focus is to solve infrastructure problems in a sustainable way. The department's philosophy is to attract and retain the highest quality staff available in order to maintain a vigorous research effort. Our strategic plan is to address the most urgent contemporary problems of our rapidly developing industrial society with investigations into the engineered and natural environment.

What we offer you

Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we'll support you in doing what you love.

About the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

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