OPAL Project Engineer - Instrumentation and Control

Position Overview


  • Ongoing | Full Time | $89k - $120k + 15.4% super
  • Childcare onsite | Generous Parental and General Leave Provisions
  • Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance |  Health & Wellbeing Programs
  • Utilise your engineering skills and knowledge in a unique environment

About the Opportunity


The OPAL Project Engineer manages capital funded engineering projects relevant to the OPAL reactor, including asset acquisition, renewal, modification, redesign, upgrade or improvement projects that support the achievement of reliability and availability targets for the OPAL reactor and the ongoing compliance with safety, environmental and regulatory requirements. The OPAL Project Engineer works within the OPAL I&C and Electrical engineering team and reports to the OPAL Engineering Group Leader – Instrumentation Control and Electrical

About You


“A challenging hands-on engineering role in a unique world class nuclear facility. Our strong regulatory environment and dedication to safety means we are looking for someone with a strong safety culture and commitment to quality in addition to solid technical engineering ability.” Christopher Mehl, OPAL Engineering Group Leader - Instrumentation, Control and Electrical

Your Duties and Responsibilities


  • Prepare feasibility studies, options analyses, cost estimates and capital investment / business cases for proposed capital investments.
  • Manage assigned capital investment projects, or specific project tasks, to deliver projects within budget, schedule, scope and quality in accordance with project management processes and procedures.
  • Undertake project engineering, including engineering design / development, design review, verification and validation, risk assessment, safety analysis, manufacturing and procurement, installation and commissioning, and project handover / completion.
  • Complete quality, configuration, change management and project management documentation in accordance with business processes and procedures.


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About Us


ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

Benefits of Working with Us


ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians. 

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Performance based salary increases 
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions


If you want to join a world class organisation that's making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

How to Apply


For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or contact Christopher Mehl on (02) 9717 7535.  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on +61 (02) 9717 3511.

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.


Application closing date:  11:59PM 26th May 2024


In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.