Senior Naval Architect

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$103,994 - $117,305 (plus super) per annum

Location: Canberra CBD

Type: Full Time

Posted: 09/04/2021


The Role
Ship Hydro-Mechanics and Support-Craft (SHSC) Cell is a Naval Architecture group within Directorate Navy Engineering (DNE), encompassing stability, hydrodynamics, general naval architecture and support craft specialisations. A suitably qualified and experienced Senior Naval Architect is sought to undertake Cell Lead roles and responsibilities at the EL1 level. Responsibilities of this position include:

  1. Commitment to Defence leadership behaviours, including, Defence’s values, accountability, risk management, inclusivity, partnerships, and building high-performance teams.
  2. Apply their knowledge and engineering expertise in areas, such as:
    • General naval architecture,
    • Hydrodynamic and stability analysis,
    • Requirements and standards for naval vessels,
    • Identify risk to Seaworthiness,
    • Assisting ship emergencies.
  3. Fleet certification through detailed technical analysis and audits, including inclining experiments and delivery of Trim and Stability Handbooks.
  4. Development of engineering policies, standards and procedures.
    Engineering evaluations, tests and trials.
  5. Manage technical specialists, while education and mentoring across Naval Engineering and maritime communities.

About our Team
DNE is Director General Engineering Navy (DGENG-N) primary support group in the provision and retention of specialist technical and engineering knowledge, products and services.

DNE is responsible for the coordinated Navy Engineering Branch (NEB) inputs to programs and projects and ensuring the NEB is represented on all Naval and Defence matters requiring Navy Engineering expertise throughout all phases of the Defence Capability Life Cycle (CLC).

The DNE is customer focused and exists to continuously deliver products and services when required. DNE consists of six directorates, which are split into two Centre’s of Expertise (CoE) Directorates and four directorates that are aligned to the Navy Capability Domains. DNE engages directly with Australian Public Service, Australian Defence Force and Industry engineers.  
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
The ideal candidate will exercise initiative and judgement, have strong analytical skills in the field of Naval Architecture, with experience in ships stability. Contribute to a culture of cooperation and sharing of knowledge, take on leadership and mentoring roles for graduate and junior engineers. Occasionally work interstate and in remote locations and on military platforms. Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to prioritise and manage tasks in a demanding environment.
  • Demonstrated capability to influence key stakeholders to achieve strategic outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, manage and report on technical activities, and providing technical assurance of equipment, systems and processes.
  • Highly developed verbal, written and computer communication skills to logically convey thoughts and ideas.
  • Strong skills in analysing, synthesising and presenting technical information and data in a clear and concise manner that aids decision making.
  • Practical application and experience of engineering/technical judgement through assessing condition of physical assets.

Application Closing Date: Friday 7 May, 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference NAVY/01397/21, on

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