Submarine Engineer


 As a Submarine Engineer (also known as Marine Engineer Officer Submariner), lead a team that maintains advanced systems and equipment 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 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

When operating deep beneath the surface at speeds of up to 20 knots, the propulsion and life support systems of a Collins Class submarine need to work at peak capability. This is no ordinary engineering challenge, and submarines are no ordinary workplaces.

As a Submarine Engineer (Marine Engineer Officer Submariner) you’ll be the technical expert on board your submarine, responsible for the repair and maintenance of:

  • the submarine's structure
  • propulsion systems
  • electrical generation and distribution
  • electrical conversion equipment
  • domestic and associated mechanical services
  • main and auxiliary machinery
  • engines
  • automatic and remote control systems
  • hydraulics
  • air conditioning and refrigeration, and
  • ventilation systems.

When ashore you will perform duties in support of the fleet including:

  • system specification
  • acquisition and through-life support
  • system certification
  • machinery trials, and
  • the training and management of sailors and officers.

The role is as rewarding as it is varied, and offers excellent opportunities for advancement and personal growth.

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 - 50

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 to $79,999
Per Annum
- Field Engineering