Turret Lead Engineer

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Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Brisbane

Type: Full Time

Posted: 18/02/2020



Are you looking for a new challenge that puts you in charge of performing your duties? Then you will find the Rheinmetall Group to be an attractive employer. When you work for us, you have more than a job. With your skills and ideas, you have the opportunity to make an impact.


Megatrends such as urbanization, climate change, and the increasing level of risk around the world are making the desire for mobility and security ever stronger. With our cutting-edge technologies in the automotive and defence sectors, we ensure the mobility and security of modern society. 

Join us. Let us work together to devise solutions that turn change into opportunity.


This role has the flexibility to be permanently based in Germany (either in Hamburg or Unterlüß) or the choice to be located in Germany for 1 year and then transfer to Brisbane, Australia.

The Turret Lead Engineer a professional engineer with applied working knowledge of Systems Engineering, Lethality, Survivability, Weapon and Sighting systems. This role will lead and guide a team of engineers and technical specialists. 

Some of your day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Ability to undertake system level analysis through to specification of sub-system requirements into the internal design team and sub-contractors.
  • Undertake system level trades and balances to determine optimum architectural design within the system design boundaries for the vehicle.
  • Applied working knowledge of turret and weapon system designs.
  • Take ownership of and be responsible for the overall Turret performance, providing assurance of meeting key performance requirements (PHit, Protection, DRI) through analysis and test.
  • Development of interface requirements specifications between Hull, Turret, Electrical and Electronic Architecture, Weapon, Sensor and Survivability subsystems.
  • Familiarity with safety standards and requirements for the design and qualification of safety related systems
  • Understanding of Electro Optic Protection Measures.
  • Applied working knowledge in the planning, specifying, conduct and report of Turret system level trials for both performance and safety.
  • Understanding of weight management and ability to identify and implement weight saving opportunities
  • Vehicle domain knowledge and expertise in a land platform environment of power and data systems
  • Applied, working knowledge of mechanical and logical interfaces of the Turret sub-system into the wider system design. Management of a team of Engineers and Designers including Speciality subject matter experts for FEA, Operational Environment, EMC, Human Factors, Safety, Security, Environmental and Legislation.
  • Ability to plan and implement a Turret development program including managing budgets and schedules. Lead milestone reviews and run regular internal and customer working groups.
  • Identify key risks, issues and develop mitigations.


Rheinmetall seeks applicants who exemplify our Company’s values of Respect, Trust and Transparency.  This creates a workplace environment where employees value each other, live up to their promises and communicate openly

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering.
  • Hold or working towards Chartered Professional Engineer status with Engineers Australia (advantageous).
  • 10 – 15 years of significant experience in Systems Engineering, Lethality, Survivability, Weapon and Sighting systems.
  • Specific technical domain knowledge of turret system design within the end to end lethality performance chain.
  • Ability to use requirements management software (DOORS).
  • Previous Defence Industry experience in delivering complex platforms/systems is beneficial.
  • Be eligible for an Australian Government Security Clearance (NV1) and have the capacity to satisfy pre-employment screening.

At Rheinmetall, your strengths and experience are worth something. We also highly value diversity and equal opportunity. We look forward to receiving your application.


  • Attractive Remuneration package, salary sacrificing & novated leases.
  • Strong links to our global Rheinmetall community.
  • Flexibility in workplace settings offering opportunities to work in multiple locations.  
  • Corporate discounts with gyms, private health funds and various car dealerships.
  • Opportunity for career development and further training.
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our employees and their immediate families overall wellbeing.


Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) is a major Defence company with operations across Australia and New Zealand delivering specialist Defence capability to the Australian Defence Force and New Zealand Defence Force. RDA is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Group, a global Defence and Automotive technology group based in Dusseldorf, Germany. RDA is a trusted partner to the ADF through its three divisions - Vehicle Systems, Electronics Solutions and Wepon and Ammunition. RDA is rapidly growing its Australian footprint to deliver system solutions and capabilty to the ADF in the areas of mobility, lethality, reconnaissance, protection and sustainment.

Rheinmetall recognises the strength that comes with employee diversity. We are commited to providing an inclusive work environment where each employee is treated fairly and respectfully. Diversity is critical to our ability to work sucessfully as a team regardless of borders, language or culture. Our workforce includes employees of varying gender, age, race and ethnicity, professional and cultural background.

Veterans are always encouraged to apply for roles at Rheinmetall where they can bring select skills and expertise to the delivery of products and services for our customer. Recognising these unique attributes, the Company has established a Veterans Employment Program that trains and supports veterans transitioning from the armed forces and seeking future employment in the commercial sector.

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