Data Scientist/ Engineer

Date Posted: 27 May 2024
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Location: Perth, WA, AU

Company: CSIRO

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How are we working towards Australia’s energy transition to a net zero future

  • Impactful Work: As Australia's national science agency, CSIRO is well positioned to support Australian government and industry in catalysing Australia's energy transition towards net zero emissions. By bringing together research, industry, government, and communities, we are actively building Australia’s national capability to prosper and grow in a global low emissions world through new economic, societal and environmental value.


  • Valuable Industry Partnerships: We partner with local and global companies to deliver energy solutions for a sustainable future, and we also work with state and federal governments, universities, research agencies and industry groups.



  • Collaborations with Multi-disciplinary Teams: We provide opportunities to seamlessly work across various disciplines, in a truly collaborative environment, supporting diverse scientific research. We are committed to continuously building a diverse, inclusive and flexible working environment where all our people are supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. We are dedicated to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock potential.


Life at CSIRO Energy and our Research Programs

As the national science agency, we solve the nation’s greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. Sustainability is at the core of many of these challenges and our overall purpose. 


The energy sector in Australia is undergoing a major transition, and its key components – electricity, industry, transport and exports – are all rapidly evolving to enable Australia's transition to a net-zero emissions energy future. Our ‘Energy’ research portfolio is structured around three vital Research Programs, combining multi-disciplinary energy knowledge, skills and research capability, and closely collaborating with industry and other CSIRO’s Business Units.

  • ‘Energy Systems’ Research Program – addresses the challenge of transitioning Australia's current centralised electricity grid system to a low-emissions, more distributed future state, while maintaining energy affordability and reliability.
  • ‘Energy Technologies’ Research Program – conducts analysis, modelling, design, development and demonstration activities to support the deployment of high-efficiency, low-emission energy technologies, utilising resources from coal to renewable energy sources.
  • ‘Energy Resources’ Research Program – develops sustainable and economically-viable pathways to transition Australia away from fossil fuels in domestic and export markets using hydrogen, biofuels, carbon capture, utilization and storage and the integration of renewable energy. 


Find out more about CSIRO Energy and how our world class research programs endeavour to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to the future of Australia and the world!


Overview of who we are looking for  

We are seeking a Data Engineer who will join the Geodata Analytics Research team, based in Perth who will bring the following expertise:

  • Tertiary qualifications and relevant experience in Data Science and or Software Engineering 
  • Demonstrated ability in the development of high performance, scalable applications and pipelines, using version control and workflow documentation.
  • Experience with large structured and unstructured datasets and diverse data types.
  • Experience in Python, including familiarity with programming frameworks/libraries for mathematical, scientific or statistical analysis and for displaying and visualising results.


This will complement the existing capabilities that include data management, GIS, techno-economics, scientific computing, machine learning and quantitative geosciences. 

You will have the opportunity to support a range of science domains in the Energy Resources Program to bring enhanced analytics to their research outputs and to deliver high quality digital products to clients and stakeholders.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description.


Who is eligible to express their interest  

To be eligible to work within this role in CSIRO you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, or hold valid working rights throughout the duration of the tenure. From there, you will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.  


Flexible working arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 


Diversity and inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 



At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!


Where to from here?

If you are interested in opportunities within CSIRO Energy business unit, please apply online to register your interest!

If you prefer to have an informal chat before putting in your EOI (Expression of Interest), you can contact  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates are also welcome to contact our Indigenous Talent team at for more information.


Applications close

16 June 2024, 11:00pm AEST

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