Chief of Aerospace Division
Defence Science and Technology seeks an experienced and innovative executive to provide leadership and vision to shape the future of scientific research and client programs in the Aerospace Division.
The Chief of Aerospace Division has a key role in promoting and influencing the organisation, its people and the Division’s research agenda, achieving outcomes in a multi-disciplined, complex and changing environment. Based in Melbourne, the Aerospace Division includes some 300 scientists, engineers, technicians and enabling staff dedicated to delivering science and technology to Defence aerospace capability requirements for the Royal Australian Air Force and the aerospace elements of Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group and the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.
The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader, demonstrating a track record in a relevant science and technology discipline and the ability to negotiate outcomes in contested spaces. Able to influence, negotiate and engender enthusiasm in others, the appointee will have astute judgement, political awareness and an inclusive leadership style, taking a proactive approach to professional and organisational development. Outstanding interpersonal and representational skills will be key to building strong relationships with defence clients and national and international science partners.
A PhD in a relevant discipline, or demonstrated equivalent knowledge and experience in a science, technology and/or research environment will be essential.
The remuneration package includes superannuation, executive vehicle allowance and, where applicable, relocation expenses. The salary component for these positions may be negotiated with the successful candidates within the Chief of Division Grade 2 range.
To be successful in joining the Senior Leadership Group you will exemplify the One Defence Leadership behaviours and engender a culture of achievement, collaboration and agility. You will be self-aware, positive in considering and respecting a diversity of ideas and perspectives of others.
To be eligible for the role, you must be:
- an Australian citizen or intending to become one, and
- assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 2 security clearance.
To download a copy of the position description, click here, or for further information about DST, visit dst.defence.gov.au.
To apply, please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference DSTcad0320 and addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.