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

Location: Canberra

Type: Full Time

Posted: 13/01/2021


APS Level 6
$80,669 - $92,150 (plus Super)
Canberra – ACT, Sydney CBD – NSW

Your Role

Naval Architecture Centre of Excellence is a technology based group within the Directorate of Navy Engineering. The APS6 naval architect position is responsible for delivering and supporting a variety of engineering products and services related to ships structures, ship stability and hydrodynamics, for assuring the suitability of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) surface ships throughout their lifecycle.

They will undertake technical engineering task, review reports written by contractors, and develop and maintain RAN standards and policy related to Naval Architecture. The role and responsibilities, products and services of the positions include:

  • Analysis, interpretation of data and applying judgement in support of naval architecture advice on ship structures (e.g. structural design, inspection, repair, maintenance), stability and hydrodynamics (e.g. inclining, load conditions, trim and stability handbooks, seakeeping analysis and weight margins).
  • Review and development of processes, standards, policy, and technical requirements. This includes liaising with Classification Societies, industry and civil regulatory regimes and contributing to and maintaining corporate knowledge.
  • Undertake inspections, review repairs, audit vessel inclining’s and displacement checks, conduct investigations that take into consideration broader and immediate operational impacts, cost, planning and practicalities of ship ownership.
  • Assist with training and knowledge sharing amongst colleagues (APS and uniform), including mentoring and skills development of graduate engineers.


Our Team

Navy Engineering Branch is looking for high performing, experienced Professional Engineers with a background in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering/Ship Survey & Repair to be a part of their small but dynamic teams responsible for naval architecture services in areas such as hull inspection and repair, ship structures, stability and hydrodynamics.


Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have:


  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, manage and report on technical activities.
  • Demonstrated ability in providing technical assurance of equipment, systems and processes.
  • Highly developed verbal, written and computer communication skills to logically convey thoughts and ideas.
  • Demonstrated capability to influence key stakeholders in order to achieve effective strategic outcomes.
  • Strong skill sets in analysing, synthesising and presenting technical information and data in a clear and concise manner that aids decision making.
  • Ability to work in a fluid environment, remaining flexible, agile and adaptable supporting colleagues at short notice.
  • A background in either Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering or Ship Repair is highly desirable.
  • Practical application and experience of engineering/technical judgement through assessing condition of physical assets.


Application Closing Date: Wednesday 27, January 2021


For further information please review the job information pack, reference NAVY/05843/20 on


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