Hazard Log Officer

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$73,636 - $78,873 (plus super) per annum

Location: Canberra CBD

Type: Full Time

Posted: 18/05/2020



$73,636 - $78,873 (plus super)

Russell, ACT



If you’re looking for a challenging career that makes a difference, perhaps a role in the Department of Defence working on Australia’s most complex Defence naval capabilities is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for:

  • Join a supportive team with other highly talented colleagues
  • Work collaboratively with industry to solve complex naval acquisition problems
  • Enjoy personal and professional development opportunities


Whether you are looking to start your journey in safety or you have been working in the field for some time, we are looking for capable, flexible and bold problem solvers to jump into a challenging and rewarding hazard log officer position.


SEA5000-1, the Hunter Class Frigate (HCF), within Ships Division is responsible for the delivery of nine Frigates and plays a significant role in the Government’s plan to create a continuous naval shipbuilding industry.  To achieve this, the Defence organisation requires a skilled and talented workforce, that is solution focused and outcome driven to deliver on this critical Government agenda.


The successful candidate will be the Commonwealth operational lead for the management of the HCF Hazard Log and as such will be central to the projects safety program outcomes and a critical element of the naval shipbuilding plan. The HCF Hazard Log is a critical element to ensure the HCF can be safely operated and maintained throughout the Capability Lifecycle (CLC).


You will work in a dynamic and diverse environment requiring a number of key skills including the ability to:

  • build, manage and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally
  • liaise with key project Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • consistently maintain attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • communicate technical information effectively to all relevant stakeholders
  • work to tight deadlines and maintain an agile approach
  • manage a diverse stakeholder group in a fast paced environment
  • problem solve and think on your feet when presented with complex challenges


The SEA5000-1 Program has been designed to build a longstanding, beneficial relationship for both Defence and industry whilst developing significant Defence capability for the next 20+ years.  The SEA5000-1 project will challenge your way of thinking and encourage you to be innovative and decisive. This position will be supported by an established and experienced safety and engineering team committed to the ongoing development of the projects future leaders.


Working for Defence:


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. There are also competitive remuneration packages that may respond to industry variations and include generous superannuation arrangements.

Defence will make a superannuation contribution of 15.4 per cent, higher than most industries, with the opportunity for you to make additional personal contributions. Defence is an inclusive employer and values the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the Department.  In addition you will be eligible to access a range of work-life balance and career benefits. 


Note: Late applications will not be accepted


Application Closing Date: Monday 08 June 2020

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/02055/20



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