Hydrogen Innovation Consultant
Swinburne University of Technology
Full time, fixed term position until 30th June 2022 located at the Factory of the Future, Hawthorn
About the Job
Led by Swinburne University of Technology, working in partnership with CSIRO and Germany’s ARENA 2036, the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2) will bring together researchers, industry partners and business to create the Victorian and Australian Hydrogen economy of tomorrow. Testing, trialling and demonstrating new and emerging hydrogen technologies, the Victorian Hydrogen Hub will support sustainable manufacturing practices and the ability to store clean energy from renewable sources, striving to create a sustainable future for all. It will also work with existing businesses across a number of sectors to “get them ready” to participate in the Hydrogen economy.
The Factory of the Future has established a significant track record in working with manufacturing SMEs and companies from other sectors to get them ready for business model innovation through digitalization. We are now seeking to expand our engagement to the hydrogen economy.
The Hydrogen Innovation Consultant will join the wider Factory of the Future team and form part of the core multidisciplinary team at VH2. We are seeking people who wish to work at the interface between technology and industry and have the aptitude to translate research and new technology into business outcomes.
There will never be a typical day in this position. A few of your day-to-day responsibilities include:
• Developing tools, consulting frameworks and other engagements to get Australian industry “ready for the hydrogen economy”.
• Working with our industry partners and businesses to develop comprehensive technology strategies, including opportunity assessment, product portfolio management, digitalization, sourcing, skilling and business architecture strategies around hydrogen
• Developing detailed and actionable business cases with our clients to help them participate in the hydrogen economy, drawing on the broad capability set of the Victorian Hydrogen Hub, including Swinburne, CSIRO and AREAN2036 and its partners
• Assisting our clients to build the required capabilities to participate in the Hydrogen economy
• Working in the multidisciplinary teams of the Hub and Factory of the Future to shape, give purpose to and implement the Hydrogen readiness programme
• Contributing to thought leadership at the intersection of research, technology and business.
About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.
About Research & Development at Swinburne
Help drive real change with our Research and Development function. Swinburne University of Technology has an ambitious goal of growth in research performance and impact, as set out in our 2025 Strategic Plan – to become an internationally renowned institute in digital research, a digital disruptor and an accelerator of innovation.
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• A Master’s degree or higher in a STEM discipline or in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
• A track record of working in technology led business transformation roles and a strong understanding of the opportunities and threats that may arise from the collision of industry and technology
• A passion for new technology trends in Hydrogen and the ability to translate them into client solutions
• The ability to show leadership by building strong trusted working relationships and gaining insights as a result of communication and collaboration.
A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.
To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.
How to apply and further information
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For further information about this position, contact Associate Professor Nico Adams (Director - Factory of the Future) on 0400 564 065 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.
Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 16th May 2021
Note: This position is open to candidates that are currently located within Australia and are an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold an appropriate work visa.