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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Edinburgh

Type: Full Time

Posted: 26/10/2019

  • Apply your talent where it counts
  • Manage a team that delivers the multi-disciplined engineering output of a critical sustainment program on one of the nation's key Defence assets
  • Enjoy flexibility, innovation focus and interesting work within a strong team culture

We've come a long way in over 65 years of operation in Australia.  On top of a strong underlying business, having been selected to deliver the next generation of advanced anti-submarine warships, the JORN Phase 6 radar upgrade and sustainment program and as a tier 1 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program partner, the future is bright for our more than 4,000 employees. 

In terms of our culture, it's inclusive and safety focused.  We call it an ‘everyone culture'.  For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of every employee are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. It also means providing a family friendly, flexible and supportive place to work. 

Apply your talent where it counts as an Engineering Manager in our Sustainment team on the JORN program based in the Edinburgh Defence Hub.

About the Opportunity

In this role you will: 

  • Lead the productivity of a complex multi-disciplinarian engineering environment that provides an integrated solution development focus, strongly aligned with a customer delivery strategy
  • Provide a strong focus on the delivery of a capability based support solution underpinned by clear strategic rationale
  • Drive the development of a customer aligned service delivery model
  • Actively seek opportunities to influence partner, customer and internal stakeholders
  • Be responsible for the estimating, resourcing and delivery of the engineering effort required for the technical solution
  • Provide subject matter experience in engineering of enduring systems
  • Formulate the technical approach to the work to be performed, assign and manage the resources to execute the engineering program
  • Ensure high quality bid deliverables
  • Write effective key tender data requirements or plans
  • Empower subordinates to provide solutions and develop their capability
  • Cost Account Management (CAM) responsibilities

About you

As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you'll have:

  • Tertiary qualifications and experience satisfying the requirements for membership of the Engineers Australia
  • Demonstrated experience in team leadership within a mid-large sized project
  • Proven ability communicating complex engineering terms to non engineering audiences
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills
  • A sensible and pragmatic attitude coupled with the ability to build and maintain excellent stakeholder relationships

Don't meet every criteria listed above?  Don't worry. Providing you have the right foundational experience and qualifications, we encourage you to apply.  Whether it be for this role or another, your skills and competencies are of interest to us.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.  To learn more about clearances, visit

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Further information regarding clearances is available at:

Applications should be addressed to: Derek Blaschek, Talent Acquisition Team Lead- Engineering

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for these opportunities.  An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits.  We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

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