Physical Security Advisor

Position Overview


  • Ongoing | Full Time | $111K – $125K +15.4% super | Salary sacrificing available
  • Sutherland Shire location | Health & Wellbeing Programs | Flexible working provisions
  • On-site Childcare  |  Free on-site parking  |  work in a campus environment
  • Deploy & operate leading edge physical security infrastructure & deliver professional technical security advice across ANSTO

About the Opportunity


The Physical Security Adviser ensures that ANSTO meets its regulatory obligations by the deployment and operation of leading-edge physical security infrastructure and the provision of professional technical security advice across the organisation.

A current national security clearance with a background in Security in Government will be a strong advantage when being considered for the role.

About You

“I’m looking for someone with extensive physical security industry experience, who has the ability to build strong stakeholder relationships through the provision of professional technical security advice in a high operational tempo environment.” Peter Lewis, Physical Security Manager

Your Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare physical security plans and conduct security risk analysis, reviews, inspections and investigations as required
  • Provide expert advice in day to day physical security operational matters and technical security security measures to meet organisational needs
  • Assist in the technical design, including writing specifications, maintenance and where necessary upgrade, of physical and electronic security infrastructure across the organisation that meets regulatory requirements and global best practice
  • Project management of specific Security & Safeguards projects relating to Physical Security
  • Security Service Provider contract oversight, supervision and assurance activities.
  • Manage the maintenance program for the physical security system ensuring compliance and contractual obligations are met.
  • Responsible for operational interoperability initiatives, in liaison with key stakeholders meeting the physical protection requirements for nuclear and associated materials and facilities, national security requirements (PSPF) and procedures are applied and maintained


Please click here to view the Position Description.

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 Peter Lewis on (02) 9717 9824.  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on +61 (02) 9717 9351.

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


Application closing date:  11:59PM 25th June 2024


All applicants must be Australian citizens.


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.