Engineering leadership opportunity in a world-class, diverse environment
We are looking for a highly competent and experienced engineering executive, who is also a leader that is excited by change and demonstrates transformative thinking and initiative in achieving better organisation outcomes.
This opportunity will suit an inspired leader who is looking to join a highly complex engineering environment to lead the corporate engineering function team within the Department of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).
As the Executive Director you will hold one of the most senior APS engineering positions within CASG and lead a direct reporting team of four Executive Level 2 Director positions delivering key engineering support services. Your key responsibilities will include:
Notably much of the scope of this role can be determined by you and there will be a lot of opportunity for you to define the position and build out your own value proposition. As such, we are particularly looking for innovative candidates who are eager to adopt a transformative mindset.
About our Team
The Functions Delivery Branch within CASG is an integrated team comprising of Australian Public Service (APS), Australian Defence Force (ADF) and contractor personnel. The Engineering and Technical (E&T) Function Centre supports the broader 2100 strong engineering and technical workforce to efficiently and effectively deliver Defence Capability to the warfighter.
The team provides a range of enabling services to CASG E&T Function members, most of whom work within Projects and Systems Program Offices to deliver and sustain capability for the ADF. Our E&T Function members are involved in the development and control of the requirements, design, construction, configuration, performance, verification, validation, maintenance and modification of products. This includes activities such as the conduct of technical investigations, reviews, and assessment of designs, materiel and incident management. Due to the wide range of complex work that our Function members undertake, you lead the team that provides good practice policies, clear procedures, developmental opportunities, engagement and advise Function members.
Our Ideal Candidate
The Engineering and Technical Function within CASG is a world-leading complex enterprise with a strong focus on providing robust systems engineering across the enterprise. We are not only looking for a highly competent experienced engineering executive but also looking for a leader that is excited by change and demonstrates transformative thinking and initiative to achieve better organisation outcomes.
Our ideal candidate will come from an extensive engineering background with proven experience and skills in leading effective engineering teams.
Key attributes and experience we are looking for:
Application Closing Date: Thursday 10 February 2022
For further information, please review the job information pack, reference CASG/06883/21 on https://defencecareers.nga.net.au/?jati=A565CFD0-B8C9-7A35-5BC9-C018E34E9DE2.
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