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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$80,669 - $92,150 (plus super) per annum

Location: Canberra

Type: Full Time

Posted: 17/12/2020


APS Level 6
$80,669 - $92,150 (plus super)
Russell – ACT


The Role

The position of the Naval Architect and Outfitting and Furnishing engineer is critical to Ships Division, as it is an essential component to the Hull manager’s workforce, as the position provides the following responsibilities:

  • Through the application of engineering knowledge and experience, act as the primary SEA5000 Ph1 technical assurance advisor in the field of Naval Architecture focused towards Outfitting and Furnishing under broad direction of the Hull manager;
  • Review and evaluate that the HCF delivered technical and design materiel meets requirements and legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks, provide recommendations and contribute to the implementation of actions;
  • Identify and manage risks/issues and opportunities related to the naval architecture and outfitting and furnishing design areas inherent to the T26 reference ship, as well as changes to those systems as part of the Hunter Class design and productionisation phase; and
  • 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 and Recommendations to address any non-conformances.
  • Evaluate and provide advice on the impact to the HCF naval architecture aspects as well as the impact on the Outfitting and Furnishing of the HCF of integrating new technologies and capabilities and assist in the development of technical requirements for future batches of the ship build.


About our Team

Ships Acquisition – Surface Combatants (SASC) branch - Hunter Class Frigates project (HCFP) prides itself on being an inclusive employer, committed to diversity and equity in the work place. Working in the HCFP, you will enjoy Australian Public Service conditions which include an attractive salary package and flexible, family-friendly working arrangements. Our staff have access to flexible working hours with opportunities for part-time and home-based work. Defence provides a superannuation contribution of 15.4 per cent, higher than most industries, with the opportunity for you to make additional personal contributions


Our Ideal Candidate

This role requires an individual who can be adaptable and flexible and has the ability to work within a challenging and complex engineering environment. 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.


Application Closing date: Thursday the 21st of January 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, Reference CASG/05673/20 on


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