Through analysis of naval warfare and weapon firing exercises, the RAN Maritime Warfare Centre (MWC) supports current and future Navy platform and munitions programs throughout the product life cycle. This analytic function is essential to improve warfighting effectiveness, provide decision makers assurance of warfighting capability and drive improvements through identifying gaps and opportunities.
As an engineer in MWC you will apply your engineering knowledge to analyse and evaluate complex systems in the field of weapons and combat system performance. The role will require you to lead a small team, exercise a considerable degree of independence and provide technical/scientific advice to the Chief Engineer. You will need to engage in complex problem solving that will impact on strategic and/or operational outcomes for Defence relating to validation of systems and tactics in a warfare domain. Your excellent verbal and written communication skills will enable you to collaborate with Navy personnel, academia and industry with clarity and influence.
You will be able to employ your scientific and mathematical knowledge for the Design of Experiments to collect data, calculate risk for decision making and to evaluate performance for lethality assessment. The work will undertake may include the analysis of real time data, operating real-time systems, providing oversight for software automation and investigating Machine Learning techniques for data analytics tasks.
You will be supported to build on your engineering knowledge in the areas of combat systems and guided weapons to develop your engineering skills/knowledge. There are learning opportunities in cutting edge areas such data analytics and Machine Learning to directly support Defence’s commitment to employ contemporary technologies to empower data-informed decision making.
About our Team:
The Maritime Warfare Centre's mission is to optimise and improve the warfighting effectiveness and lethality of Australia’s maritime capability. This is achieved through the delivery of highly effective warfare products that support both the Fleet Commander and the Head of Navy Capability in the context of data-informed decision making.
The team you will be leading directly support this mission through test and evaluation activities focused on maximising warfighting effectiveness by measurement and analysis of combat systems, sensors and weapon systems.
Come join a team which works collaboratively with Engineers from different disciplines, industry and Government, civilian and military, to understand, shape and improve warfighting capabilities across Navy.
Our Ideal Candidate:
As the ideal candidate you have the motivation and ability to apply your strong analytical skills in the field of platform and weapon system evaluation. You will provide leadership to your team and contribute to a culture of cooperation for development and sharing of knowledge whilst exercising initiative and judgement. You will be required to undertake occasional work overseas, interstate and in remote locations as well as participating in trials on military platforms.
Candidates with an interest in any (or all) of the following areas are sought:
The successful candidate will have professional engineering qualifications and an interest to apply and improve their analytical skills and critical thinking in a maritime domain. Disciplines of interest include: Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering or Systems Engineering.
Application Closing Date: Thursday 25 March 2021
For further information please review the job information pack, reference NAVY/00736/21 on www.defence.gov.au/apscareers.
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