Mechanical & Auxiliaries Engineering Manager

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $100000 - 116000 per annum

Location: Canberra

Type: Full Time

Posted: 23/04/2020


Mechanical & Auxiliaries Engineering Manager

  • Executive Level 1
  • $101,955 - $115,005 (plus Super)
  • Russell, ACT

Defence can offer you

  • Collaborative, diverse and inclusive culture, with flexible and agile work practices that focus on wellbeing to drive success.
  • An opportunity to work with visionary and experienced leaders who develop your expertise and support your ambitions.
  • A comprehensive skilling program to support your development.
  • An attractive remuneration package, including generous conditions of service.

The SEA5000 – Hunter Class Frigate Program 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 position on offer provides a range of exciting opportunities in the Engineering area on one of the biggest Defence and Government procurements.  The successful candidate will assume the role of the Mechanical and Auxiliaries Manager for the Commonwealth.  You will work in a dynamic and diverse environment requiring a number of key skills including the ability to:

  • manage a team, allocate resources, set work area priorities, manage workflows, develop strategies and evaluate business outcomes
  • work collaboratively, communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders and influence the work of teams
  • implement mechanical-material engineering knowledge to develop advancements to established engineering principles, techniques, methods and regulations
  • provide assurance advice to the Platform Systems Director related to the Mechanical and Auxiliary aspects of the Hunter Class Frigate design;
  • motivate and mentor developing engineers, aligning complementary skills and allocate resources in a manner that delivers results
  • evaluate and ensure that the delivered materiel meets requirements and legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks and implement actions
  • work to tight deadlines within a challenging and complex engineering environment.

You will be able to independently represent the organisation in a range of settings in order to shape and influence stakeholders and be able to present information that contributes to sound decision making including the ability to articulate the naval construction program and more specific project requirements.

The Engineering Design Strategy currently employed by SEA5000 Project is new to the Department of Defence and challenges the traditional systems engineering approach to design.

The SEA5000 project will challenge your way of thinking and encourage you to be innovative and decisive.

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. You will be eligible to access a range of work-life balance and career benefits including:

  • free access to gymnasium facilities in many of our locations
  • quality training, mentoring and support to grow your career
  • four weeks annual leave, with the option to purchase an additional four weeks leave
  • three weeks personal/carers leave if you are unwell or need to care for others in your family/household
  • 3 months long service leave after meeting the qualifying period
  • 14 weeks maternity, adoption or fostering leave
  • additional leave days, including a stand down over the Christmas and New Year period and other public holidays
  • other leave to support compassionate, bereavement or unexpected circumstances.

Application Closing Date: Thursday 07 May 2020

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/01842/20 on


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