Seaworthiness Engineer

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Disciplines: Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering

Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Sydney

Type: Full Time

Posted: 29/04/2020


Babcock International Group, the engineering services company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around AU$9 billion in 2016/17, we help customers improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within our market sectors of Marine, Land and Aviation, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training. In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock employs over 1000 staff and operates across aviation, marine, defence, mining and construction, cyber security and engineering consultancy. 

Naval Ship Management (NSM) is a Joint Venture between Babcock and UGL and currently has an exciting newly created opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Seaworthiness Officer to join the NSM based in Sydney.

The Seaworthiness Officer is responsible for ensuring the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Assets are kept in a safe and reliable state of operation in accordance with the requirements of the Defence Seaworthiness Management System (DSWMS).

Key responsibilities for this position include: 

  • Conducting Seaworthiness compliance assurance activities
  • Managing Seaworthiness non-compliance and Continual Improvement, safety case and certification basis
  • Acting as the Classification society (LR) liaison
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the engineering function and the LHD Enterprise
  • Providing assurance that appropriate engineering controls are in place and are effective, consistent with the requirements of Australian Naval Publication Suite

About You

You will have Classification society experience and demonstrated experience in maintaining technical documentation within the Defence sector. You will be degree qualified in an associated discipline and will possess excellent interpersonal and analytical skills. Additionally you will be a confident team player that has a passion for identifying and driving improvement activities and enjoys working within a team environment but can also work autonomously as required. You will have exceptional time management and organisational experience coupled with an ability to prioritise, plan and organise your work load and timeframes with a strong attention to detail. The successful candidate will have high level computer skills and a proven ability to adapt and learn new systems and processes quickly. Familiarity or previous experience with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and/ or the Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) would be advantageous.

About Us
In return NSM offers a supportive and engaging environment where you have the opportunity to drive change and the autonomy to deliver operational excellence and best practice within a global organisation that has an enviable reputation for delivering excellence. Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety and environment and diversity so if you would like to be part of an exciting and engaged team, then please register your interest via the ‘Apply Now” button below

Applicants must be eligible for an Australian Defence Security Clearance.

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