Engineering Professional - Naval Architect, Electrical, Mechanical/Marine, Systems Engineer

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

Location: Adelaide

Type: Full Time

Posted: 30/11/2020


Executive Level 1

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

Osborne, SA

The Role

As a member of a multi-disciplinary engineering team, you will perform technical and engineering work in support of Collins Class submarines. You will be providing advice on the introduction of design changes, maintenance issues, and conducting technical investigations. You will perform engineering work of a complex and/or critical nature.

Naval Architect:

The position is required to support a wide range of submarine systems, including:

  • Stability
  • Structures
  • Weight Management
  • Docking
  • Escape & Rescue
  • Mooring, Towing and Berthing


The position is required to support a wide range of submarine systems, including:

  • Diesel Engines & fuel systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Air systems
    Fire and gas detection
  • Cooling systems
  • Propulsion systems


The position is required to support a wide range of submarine systems, including:

  • Power generation, conversion and distribution
  • High capacity storage batteries
  • AC & DC motors and controllers
  • Electric cables and protection systems
  • Control Systems

Systems Engineer:

This position is required to support the Collins Life of Type Extension (LOTE) project. The LOTE project will extend the life of at least five Collins Class Submarines, to bridge the gap between when the Collins Class Submarines were originally scheduled to be withdrawn from service and the delivery of the Attack Class Submarines.
The Systems Engineer generally provides expertise in the following broad areas:

  • Requirements development
  • System architecture
  • System engineering processes and standards
  • System integration planning
  • Verification and Validation management

About our Team

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

The Collins Submarine Engineering (CSME) organisation undertakes design acceptance and assurance activities across all aspects of engineering as applicable to the Collins Class submarines and their support systems. The organisation assures Seaworthiness obligations across the Collins Authorised Material Seaworthiness Delivery Organisation. The Hull/Mechanical and Electrical/Combat Systems sections have responsibilities and coverage across all systems onboard the Collins class, and work closely in partnership with Defence industry partners.

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

Our Ideal Candidates

The idea candidate will be a self-motivated engineer with significant demonstrated experience delivering complex engineering support to in-service platforms. Direct experience with submarine/maritime systems is highly preferred.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate high levels of flexibility and agility to respond to changing priorities and challenges that are present in the Collins Class program. Sound decision making and judgment skills, excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills are key attributes required for the position. Demonstrated skills for establishing work priorities, motivation of team members and delivering clear and consistent engineering advice to stakeholders are also core attributes needed for this position.

The candidate will be able to demonstrate and apply technical knowledge and experience to develop and review design packages, identify risks and appropriate mitigations, provide advice for maintenance planning and provide recommendations to decision makers.

Commitment to ongoing development of colleagues and self-improvement through professional development is considered a key requirement in a candidate.

Application Closing Date: 21 December 2020


For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/5377/20 on


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