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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$101,955 - $115,005 (plus super) per annum

Location: Canberra

Type: Full Time

Posted: 07/09/2020


Executive Level 1

$101,955 - $115,005 (plus super)

Brindabella Park – ACT


The Role
Satellite Communications Systems Program Office (SATCOMSPO) located in Brindabella Business Park, Canberra are seeking Senior Engineers. SATCOMSPO acquires and sustains leading edge SATCOM equipment in support of Australian Defence Force operations, both here and overseas. You will lead and contribute to significant technology changes to our Defence communications capabilities including the ADF future SATCOM capability (Joint Project 9102), Wideband Global SATCOM partnership with the US DoD (JP 2008 Phase 4), IS-22 satellite narrow-band payload (JP 2008 Phase 5A), Optus C1 payload (JP 2008 Phase 3D) along with supporting terrestrial based infrastructure and equipment.

The positions require stakeholder (including industry) engagement and therefore will need to possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. We are seeking candidates with a diverse range of experience and backgrounds in communications engineering, including people who have gained their experience outside Defence and Government. All SATCOMSPO Senior engineers will be eligible for secondment to the Australian Wideband Global SATCOM Authority to undertake testing activities on a range of satellite Earth Terminals for the Whole of Government.

About our Team
The new Space Systems Branch has been established to acquire and sustain SATCOM systems, and be a trusted advisor of SATCOM systems for the Australian Defence Organisation. The SATCOM SPO team comprises professionals from various disciplines including project management, engineering, commercial, and logistics. This multi-disciplinary team is composed of highly skilled and motivated Australian Public Servants, Australian Defence Force personnel, and contracted personnel. The team operate in a high-tempo dynamic environment. We are looking for experienced and high performing Communication Engineers to help achieve our project objectives. The team works from Brindabella Park offices in Canberra and maintains close collaboration with other parts of Defence and other Government Agencies.

Our Ideal Candidate
SATCOM SPO is seeking highly motivated and skilled Communications Engineers with an interest in delivering this strategically significant capability to the ADF.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge of Defence Engineering Management, preferably in large acquisition projects or sustainment and be able to demonstrate strong leadership capability. They will also have extensive knowledge of and compliance with legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements.


Application Closing Date: Monday 21 September, 2020

For further information, please review the job information pack, reference CASG/04065/20 on

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