Engineering and Technical Support Officer and Policy and Guidance Officer

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$82,282 - $93,993 (plus super) per annum

Location: Canberra

Type: Full Time

Posted: 19/07/2021


The Role

The Maritime Domain is a key sector of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group within the Department of Defence. The Maritime Domain is a key enabler to the preparedness of the Australian Defence Force, delivering acquisition and sustainment solutions across a diverse range of maritime systems for Navy and Army.

Occupants of these individual roles will be responsible for the following:

  • Supporting an Engineering & Technical (E&T) governance and assurance regime is implemented across acquisition and sustainment activities, including the provision of advice, support, review, and clearance of E&T planning artefacts (concepts, strategies, plans) across the Capability Life Cycle (CLC)
  • Provision of E&T policy and guidance including business process reviews, Domain interface with Navy N4 community, development of Domain tailored guidance to promote harmonised Navy and CASG E&T policy to deliver seaworthy materiel.
  • E&T Professionalisation: Domain E&T training coordination, qualification skills and experience analysis, input into E&T Function training design activities, career conversations, promoting E&T Function training offerings.
  • E&T data management and analysis to support business unit reporting.

These positions report to the Maritime Domain Services Centre (MDSC) Director of Maritime Engineering Services in supporting implementation of the balanced matrix operating model, and ensuring Domain E&T activities are executed in accordance with CASG policies and Business Frameworks.

As the Maritime Domain is a highly complex and demanding environment you will need to be resilient, confident and skilled in marshalling the necessary expertise to support Maritime Domain Executives including DEPSEC National Naval Shipbuilding and to the Maritime Divisions (Ships, Maritime Systems, Submarines, and the National Naval Shipbuilding Office) to ensure MDSC services are provided to effectively deliver against the Naval Shipbuilding Plan.

About our Team

The National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise is the largest capital investment in Australia’s history; an investment which, through onshore builds of advanced naval vessels, will grow a sovereign naval shipbuilding capability. The 2017 Naval Shipbuilding Plan outlines the Government’s vision for the Enterprise. The implementation of this plan is coordinated by the National Naval Shipbuilding Office (NSSO). This endeavour requires consistent long-term planning and decision-making to achieve a sustainable naval shipbuilding industry, infrastructure and workforce.

The MDSC provides DEPSEC NNS with the management information and assurance required to best develop and maintain the sovereign capability required to deliver the Continuous Naval Shipbuilding Program through a range of enterprise-level enabling services supporting strategic workforce management, an enterprise master schedule, program management, materiel logistics, engineering, corporate services, governance and a focal point for Domain staff to seek assistance from Domain Function Leads (DFLs) on Functional matters under the CASG Balanced Matrix operating model.

Working as part of the NNSO, 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.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidates will have 1-2 years or more of Engineering or Technical experience, knowledge and capability in acquisition and / or sustainment, preferably within a maritime environment, although not essential. You will have demonstrated experience in working in a team to deliver outcomes. You will build and maintain relationships with a network of key stakeholders internally and externally to your business unit and have the ability to recognise shared agendas and work toward mutually beneficial outcomes. You will embrace and model the collegiate nature of our workplace and reaffirm the practice of Defence Values and Behaviours. Our ideal candidate:

  • Has a strong interest in the engineering and technical disciplines, their integration with other functions, and practical application in delivery of capability
  • Has a strong desire to learn; acquire, and apply new skills
  • Has well-formed writing skills, including the ability to explain complex technical ideas clearly and succinctly
  • Is passionate about fostering a dynamic team environment where team members are creative, versatile and flexible;
  • Has well developed problem solving skills
  • Is motivated to deliver against the objectives of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan.

Application closing date: Monday 02 August 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/03376/21 on

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