The Department of Defence – Estate and Infrastructure Group (E&IG) is responsible for planning, development and management of significant Commonwealth landholdings, facilities and infrastructure to support current and future Defence capability. Within E&IG, the Directorate of Estate Engineering Policy is responsible for the promulgation of engineering policy and providing technical advice and guidance on engineering policy, compliance requirements and planning issues pertaining to the management and development of the Defence estate.
The Assistant Director Fire Engineering reports to the Director Estate Engineering Policy and will be responsible for the provision of engineering advice and services in the field of fire safety engineering. The role requires the occupant to undertake the following responsibilities:
- Provide leadership to the fire engineering function within Defence, including representing the Directorate, Branch, Division and Group in various forums;
- Management of outsourced service providers;
- Development, review and revision of Defence engineering policy;
- Review and assessment of fire safety engineering reports, building design documentation and audit reports for compliance with Defence policies and other statutory requirements;
- Conduct research into fire safety engineering best practice; and
- Contribute to the development and ongoing management of Defence’s Estate Engineering Governance and Integrity System
The ideal candidate to perform the role will have:
- Qualifications and experience in fire engineering or extensive experience as a fire safety professional;
- Strong understanding of the National Construction Code and the various building regulatory frameworks within Australia. An understanding of Defence’s Manual of Fire Protection Engineering would be considered an advantage;
- Strong communication skills to influence key stakeholders in order to achieve effective strategic outcomes;
- The ability to review complex technical documentation quickly and efficiently in a professional and objective manner;
- Strong writing skills to produce technical documentation, reports and assessments. Experience in policy or standards development would be highly regarded;
- Problem solving, analytical and conceptual skills to produce risk-based solutions to complex technical issues; and
- The ability to work under limited direction, applying priorities and organising a range of work activities to meet target dates.
The position is situated at the Brindabella Business Park, Canberra, and will involve occasional, infrequent travel including to other Defence sites many of which are in regional and remote locations.
Application Closing Date: Monday, 27 May 2019
For further information please review the job information pack, reference EIG/00697/19 on www.defence.gov.au/apscareers