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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$82,282 - $93,993 (plus Super) per annum

Location: Adelaide

Type: Full Time

Posted: 16/06/2021


Platform System Engineer - Electrical 
APS Level 6
$82,282 - $93,993 (plus Super)
Adelaide - SA


The Role

The Platform System Engineer – Electrical will work in an integrated workforce to support the Mission System team in prosecuting the electrical engineering assurance plans to aid in assuring the FSP design as fit for purpose. Utilising proficiency in electrical engineering tools and concepts, you will analyse and evaluate submarine design artefacts and documentation from our design partner in order to fulfil the Commonwealth’s assurance objectives for the Future Submarine.

The role is responsible for supporting the engineering assurance of the Attack Class Submarine technical data and equipment qualification test delivered by prime contractors. The incumbent will possess demonstrated experience in providing technical/professional reporting and advice on:

  • High power electrical architecture, networks and systems (both AC and DC);
  • High torque electric machines (especially permanent magnetic machines);
  • Submarine electrical common technologies and interfaces;
  • Provide engineering advice pertaining to the submarine electrical systems and interfaces;
  • Analysis of logged sensor and model data;
  • Platform Land Based Test Facility (including Ship Management System Shore Integration Facility and Control Room);
  • Electro-Magnetic Compatibility/Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMC/EMI) Management.

About our Team

The Australian Government is laying the foundations for a nationwide naval shipbuilding enterprise to support the implementation of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan. The Plan outlines the Australian Government’s vision for the Australian naval shipbuilding enterprise and the significant investment required in coming decades. Submarines are a unique Defence capability and play an essential role in supporting Australia's maritime security, and your work within the program, by engaging with Navy and Industry suppliers will ensure that Navy has an enduring and potent Submarine capability.

In addition to being involved in building Australia’s future naval fleet, at FSP, 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.

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Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a self-motivated collaborator who understands the needs and actively manages expectations of stakeholders while producing results in line with our Program’s contractual requirements.

The right person will demonstrate the agility to respond effectively to the changing context and shifting priorities of the program. The incumbent will possess or have the potential to acquire an interest and understanding of submarine electrical engineering concepts in order to operate effectively within Defence’s engineering assurance processes and shape Australia’s Submarine capability for future generations.



Application Closing Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/02685/21 on


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