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Configuration Officer

Department of Defence Posted: 17/07/2020
Location: Rockingham Type:  Full Time
Disciplines:  Other
Remuneration:  $80,669 - $92,150 (plus super)
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Configuration Officer

APS 6

$80,669 - $92,150 (plus super)

Rockingham, WA

The Role:

As the Configuration Officer, you will provide configuration knowledge to support technical and engineering activities and ensure quality and compliance with appropriate delegations commensurate with relevant legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks. Engage with stakeholders, investigate, report, develop, evaluate, advise, and implement policies, processes, procedures, practice and manage resources specific to assurance and data specifications to support Defence capability.

You will be accountable under broad direction to perform and achieve complex technical configuration work and accountable to ensure you have knowledge of and compliance with legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements. You will be accountable for exercising assigned technical authorities and any TRA delegations.

You will work independently with reasonable autonomy and accountability for the achievement of outcomes of your work. You will exercise both initiative and judgement in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures, and provide detailed configuration technical advice in relation to complex work and contribute to strategic planning, program and project management and policy development.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated ability to assess and review technical packages and provide recommendations for continuous improvement and implement corrective actions;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the main attributes and limitations of the Configuration and Maintenance Management tools to support configuration management processes including fitted equipment management, work & resource management, condition/performance monitoring, decision support tools;
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of information systems in delivering asset lifecycle outputs;
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic Configuration Management concepts and their application;
  • Understands how the asset management strategy has been used to determine what asset knowledge is needed and can explain the linkage; and
  • Demonstrated understanding of the processes required to manage documentary information collection, updating, storage and dissemination, data collection, reporting tools and techniques. Can prepare reports and can recognise anomalies in reported data.

 

About our Team:

The Collins Submarine Program within CASG is responsible for the maintenance and programmed upgrade of Australia’s Collins Class submarines. The Program works in partnership with the Royal Australian Navy and Industry to deliver the strategic submarine capability the strategic submarine capability to the nation.

Configuration management is a process for establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, functional, and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information through management of baselines and change control. The Collins Class Configuration Management Plan is managed and authorised by the Collins Authorised Material Seaworthiness Delivery Organisation and underpins the processes and principles by which Configuration Management will be applied across the submarine community, applied by all organisations conducting design, maintenance, validation, verification or design assurance across the submarine community.

You will have access to generous and attractive working conditions as an Australian Public Servant in Defence. Working for Defence will support you in balancing work life with family and other priorities. You can access a variety of flexible working arrangements, including part-time work, occasionally working from home and working hours that aren’t always nine to five.

Information on Defence employees’ working conditions, including an attractive remuneration package that may respond to industry variations and a generous superannuation contribution (15.4%), can be sourced from the Defence Enterprise Agreement.

If you require further information please email build.the.future@defence.gov.au.

Our Ideal Candidate:

As the ideal candidate, you will be a motivated Configuration Officer, responsible for understanding the configuration at acceptance into service of each submarine, the authorised changes from that acceptance configuration and the ability to document these changes with rigorous control. You will have the capacity to conduct site work on Submarines as required.

You will have sound decision making and judgement skills, excellent communication and stakeholder engagement including the ability to communicate with influence.

You will be accountable to set work priorities, providing clear and consistent communication, manage workflow and resources, motivate team members, and actively lead group activities whilst working in busy Defence environment. You may supervise staff, set work priorities, manage workflows and exercise the associated people and financial responsibilities to achieve work unit outcomes.

You will build and sustain positive relationships with team members, actively participate in teamwork and motivate and mentor developing technicians, tailoring communication style and language to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

You will be required to identify, anticipate, and respond to stakeholders’ needs and expectations to achieve Defence outcomes.

You will be able to demonstrate and apply your knowledge and experience to develop and review technical packages, identify risks and uncertainties and take these into account in planning, decision making and priority setting.

You will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development. The successful candidate may be required to travel interstate or overseas.

Application Closing Date: Friday 07 August, 2020

 

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/03080/20 on www.defence.gov.au/apscareers.

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