Submarine Electronics Engineer


As a Submarine Electronics Engineer (also known as Electronics Engineer Officer Submariner), lead a team that maintains advanced combat systems while enjoying:

  • an excellent salary plus generous superannuation
  • ongoing investment in your personal and career development
  • free medical and dental
  • a good work/life balance
  • leadership training and vocational variety
  • subsidised accommodation
  • a close-knit and supportive team environment
  • travel and leave entitlements
  • free access to sports and fitness facilities on base
  • friendships that last a lifetime

All that plus meaningful experiences such as joining peacekeeping missions and supporting communities in need.

Your role

You're playing the part of an 'enemy threat' on a major multi-national exercise in the Pacific. Absolute silence is maintained as you manoeuvre into position and prepare a simulated torpedo launch. The equipment and systems your team maintains are critical to the success of the mission.

This is no ordinary engineering challenge, and submarines are no ordinary workplaces.

As a Submarine Electronics Engineer (Electronics Engineer Officer Submariner) you’ll take responsibility for the repair and maintenance of high-tech onboard combat systems, which include:

  • radar
  • sonar
  • navigation
  • communications
  • electronic warfare
  • combat management system networks, and
  • weapons fire control.

At sea you will be the engineering authority responsible for the submarine’s combat and self-defence capabilities. On land your position will include duties such as combat system trials as well as the training and management of sailors.

Another major aspect of your role will be to stay abreast of combat system upgrades and developments. The Navy introduces new vessels and electronic systems on a regular basis so your job will be constantly challenging and changing.

During times of updates and developments, you will be involved in:

  • monitoring system performance
  • developing modifications
  • evaluating repair schemes, and
  • supervising equipment trials.

So are you ready for new engineering and career challenges complete with a unique lifestyle? Then apply now (below).


  • Fully-paid officer training
  • Once trained, earn over $75,000 p.a. plus superannuation
  • Numerous other benefits


  • Based at HMAS Stirling less than an hour's drive south of Perth
  • Much of your time will be spent at sea

Entry Requirements

  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Aged 17 - 55

Applications will be accepted from those at varying stages of education from students who have recently completed Year 12 to graduates with a four-year Bachelor of Engineering Degree. Click below for more details of the options available.

Medical and fitness guidelines also apply.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate visa to work in Australia.


Defence Force Recruiting

Job ID:
Company Name:
Defence Force Recruiting
Brisbane - All Brisbane
Work Type:
Full Time Permanent
$75,000 Per Annum
- Field Engineering