Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Naval Architect

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$80,669 - $92,150 (plus super) per annum

Location: Dudley Park

Type: Full Time

Posted: 10/08/2020


APS level 6

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

Dudley Park, SA

The Role

As an Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer or a Naval Architect working in an integrated workforce you will support the Mission System team in prosecuting the engineering assurance plans to aid in assuring the FSP design as fit for purpose. Utilising proficiency in engineering tools and concepts you will analyse and evaluate submarine design artefacts and documentation from our design partner in order to fulfill the Commonwealth’s assurance objectives for the Future Submarine.

The Engineer or Naval Architect will conduct the following activities:

  • Develop analysis reports, perform reviews of submarine design documentation, and develop recommendations to support decision-making, milestone reviews, and government approvals;
  • Investigate and maintain records of program and technical risk, capability assurance, for the support of program reviews;
  • Communicate proficiently with FSP Platform and Combat delivery teams, Navy, the Contractor, and the wider engineering community about whole of warship engineering subjects and systems,

- Electrical Engineering subjects include high torque electric machines (especially permanent magnetic machines) and associated inverter drives, power generation, power distribution, electrical protection and power conversion systems, submarine energy storage and charging control systems, electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic compatibility, safety critical control systems, modelling and electrical margins management.

- Mechanical Engineering subjects and systems include Diesel Engines, shaftline, cooling systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, habitability related systems, payload related systems, Escape and Rescue systems, Special Operations systems, vibration and acoustic analysis and thermal margins management

- Naval Architecture subjects include weight and stability, margins, hydrodynamics, structural design, and arrangements.

About our Team

The Australian Government is laying the foundations for a nationwide naval shipbuilding enterprise to support the implementation of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan. The Plan outlines the Australian Government’s vision for the Australian naval shipbuilding enterprise and the significant investment required in coming decades. Submarines are a unique Defence capability and play an essential role in supporting Australia's maritime security, and your work within the program, by engaging with Navy and Industry suppliers will ensure that Navy has an enduring and potent Submarine capability.

In addition to being involved in building Australia’s future naval fleet, at FSP, you will enjoy Australian Public Service conditions which include an attractive salary package and flexible, family-friendly working arrangements. Our staff have access to flexible working hours with opportunities for part-time and home-based work. Defence provides a superannuation contribution of 15.4 per cent, higher than most industries, with the opportunity for you to make additional personal contributions.

If you require further information please email

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a self-motivated collaborator who understands the needs and actively manages expectations of stakeholders while producing results in line with our Program’s contractual requirements.

The right person will demonstrate the agility to respond effectively to the changing context and shifting priorities of the program. The incumbent will possess or have the potential to acquire an interest and understanding of submarine platform concepts in order to operate effectively within Defence’s engineering assurance processes and shape Australia’s Submarine capability for future generations.

Application Closing Date: Monday 24 August 2020

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/03652/20 on

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