Test and Evaluation Manager

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

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

Location: Canberra

Type: Full Time

Posted: 14/12/2020


APS Level 6
$80,669 - $92,150 (plus super)
Canberra, ACT


The Role
As a Test and Evaluation Manager in the Collins Submarine Program, you will perform an important role in the upgrade of Defence submarine capability. Under limited direction, as the APS6 Test & Evaluation Manager, perform novel, complex or critical work in the management of test and trial aspects of activities assigned to the Collins Program. You will require a number of key skills to undertake the following tasks:

  • Plan and conduct test and evaluation of mechanical and weapon systems, collect and analyse data, prepare reports, and assemble and install mechanical assemblies in support of a joint testing program with the United States.
  • Participate in all phases of project test and evaluation including writing of test plans, assisting with trial logistics and execution, witnessing of trials and compilation of subsequent reports.
  • Manage the preparation of objective evidence to support certification of systems.
  • Provide technical support and assist in the management of torpedo Operational Requirements from engineering and manufacturing development phase to Full Operational Capability (FOC).
  • Liaise with RAN/USN Test and Evaluation Agencies to develop and maintain the test and evaluation program.
  • Liaise with Joint Project Office staff located in the United States on torpedo and associated engineering matters.
  • Act as the nominated liaison officer with Maritime Explosive Ordnance, Submarine Force and Naval Engineering Branch.
  • Within the relevant engineering discipline, undertake design management tasks in support of the Engineering Manager.
  • Participate in engineering design and concept studies and evaluation of RAN platforms, systems and equipment, including the evaluation of design drawings and related documentation.
  • Prepare correspondence, briefs and reports and undertake other duties as directed.

About our Team
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 Navy and industry partners, will ensure that Navy has an enduring and potent submarine capability for generations to come.

The Team Comprises of a Project Manager and an Engineering Manager. The APS6 Test and Trials Manager reports to Project Manager. The team works closely with the Joint Programs Office (JPO) based in Washington DC, Naval Underwater Warfare Center (NUWC), Maritime Explosive Ordnance SPO and Submarine Force. The team’s primary focus is to make sure the weapons and the deployable are seaworthy as per the NAVY & CASG requirements and policies. 

You will have access to generous and attractive working conditions as an Australian Public Servant in Defence. Defence employees’ working conditions, including an attractive package and a generous superannuation contribution (15.4%) can be sourced from the Defence Enterprise Agreement.

As a Test and Evaluation Manager within the Collins Submarine Program you will be part of a supportive and cooperative team with other talented colleagues.


Our Ideal Candidate
You have test and evaluation experience and look forward to applying your expertise in the submarine and weapons domains. You work well as a member of our local team, and with the wider enterprise spread across Australia and the United States. You are a good communicator who is able to liaise with range of military, civilian, technical and non-technical stakeholders. You are organised, adept at working locally and remotely, and are eager to learn on the job and through formal training.

Application Closing Date: Monday 11 January 2021


For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/05621/20 on Defence Careers

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