Mechanical Auxiliaries Engineering Manager

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$106,074 - $119,651 (plus Super) per annum

Location: Canberra

Type: Full Time

Posted: 14/10/2021


Executive Level 1 

$106,074 - $119,651 (plus Super)

Canberra – ACT


The Role

The position of the Mechanical Auxiliaries Engineering Manager is critical to the CASG Ship Acquisition – Surface Combatants branch, as it is an essential component of the Platform Engineering workforce. In particular, the position provides the following responsibilities:        

  • Provide leadership and management to the Platform Engineering Mechanical Auxiliaries team, working with the support of the Platform Engineering Director (EL2) and other Platform Engineering managers (EL1s) to support the SEA5000 project strategic aims and ensure project goals are achieved;
  • Through the application of engineering knowledge and experience, act as the primary SEA5000 Phase 1 technical assurance advisor in the field of Mechanical Engineering, focused towards Mechanical Auxiliaries systems under the broad direction of the Platform Engineering Director;
  • Review and evaluate that the HCF-delivered technical and design materiel meets requirements, legislative policy and regulatory frameworks. Provide associated recommendations and contribute to the implementation of actions;
  • Identify and manage risks/issues and opportunities related to the Mechanical Auxiliaries design areas inherent to the T26 reference ship, as well as changes to those systems as part of the Hunter Class design and prototype / Batch 1 production phase;
  • Investigate and report any aspects of the HCF design that are non-conformant with either the contracted design requirements or the certification basis and, where directed, develop risk assessments, recommendations and manage courses of action to address any matters or issues arising;
  • Evaluate and provide advice on the impact to the HCF Mechanical Auxiliaries systems of integrating new technologies and capabilities and assist in the development of technical requirements for future batches of the ship build; and
  • Act as the primary Point of Contact for engaging with external CoA stakeholders and Prime Contractor representatives for issues and activities related to Hunter Class Frigate Mechanical and Auxiliary Systems.


About our Team

The CASG Ships Acquisition – Surface Combatants (SASC) branch - Hunter Class Frigate project (HCFP) prides itself on being an inclusive employer, committed to diversity and equity in the work place. This role sits within the Mechanical Auxiliaries section of the Platform Engineering team, which reports to the SEA5000 Technical Director.

This section works alongside the other technical sections (Electrical and Propulsion, Naval Architecture and Transversals) as well as the Systems Engineering team.


Our Ideal Candidate

This role requires an individual who is adaptable and flexible, a natural team player and has a passion for ships and high quality engineering. The successful candidate will have proven leadership and managerial experience. They will also have the ability to work within a challenging and complex engineering environment, with the SEA5000 Project working closely in collaboration with our ship building partners, BAESMA. The ability to utilise good communications at multiple levels and a natural inclination to work collaboratively with Department of Defence colleagues and industrial partners are considered essential attributes.

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 to ensure that the SEA5000 project is successful and provides the ASW Frigate capability that the Royal Australian Navy needs for the future. 

Application Closing Date: Friday 29, October 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/04793/21 on

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