Systems Engineer

Location: Canberra
Discipline: Government
Job type: Full Time
Salary: $Competitive
Contact name: Lauren Eymes

Contact email:
Job ref: BH-9226-1
Published: 26 days ago
Startdate: 2024-05-01
Job Opportunity: Systems Engineer

Defence Naval Program
Location: Canberra, ACT
Clearance: NV1 (NV2 preferred)
Initial Contract: Until 30th June 2025 with ongoing extension options


Contribution to National Defence
: Your role directly impacts Australia's national security by ensuring the operational readiness of the Navy's advanced platforms, vital for safeguarding the nation's interests.

Dynamic Work Environment
: You'll thrive in a fast-paced and challenging atmosphere, where each day brings new opportunities and tasks, fostering growth and adaptability.

Professional Growth Opportunities
: Engage in complex engineering projects, honing your skills and expertise while staying abreast of the latest advancements in systems engineering and project management.

Networking and Collaboration
: Forge valuable connections with stakeholders across the Defence sector, leveraging these relationships to drive project success and personal development.

Contribution to Strategic Projects
: Your work plays a pivotal role in projects like the Fleet Information Environment (FIE) Modernisation, crucial for enhancing the Navy's operational capabilities and effectiveness.

Exposure to Cutting-edge Technology
: Dive into innovative technologies and solutions, contributing to their development and implementation while staying at the forefront of technological advancements.

About the Role:

Are you passionate about ensuring the Australian Navy's cutting-edge platforms operate seamlessly? We're seeking a skilled Systems Engineer to join our Defence Naval Program team in Canberra. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in the execution of the AD514 (Request for Problem resolution) for the SEA2273 program. Your responsibilities will encompass developing and executing detailed plans for specific Navy platforms, fostering strong relationships with key stakeholders, and ensuring engineering deliverables align with project requirements.


  • Develop and execute detailed plans for specific Navy platforms to meet project requirements.
  • Foster open, transparent relationships with key stakeholders such as NSG-SPO, ISSC, NI&IWB, etc.
  • Facilitate the progression and approval of Request for Problem Resolution (RPR).
  • Collaborate closely with SEA2273 Installation Manager to ensure timely approval of AD514-1.
  • Work with SEA2273 Engineering Manager to plan engineering deliverables in advance.
  • Identify and mitigate engineering risks, issues, and opportunities for allocated Navy Platforms.
  • Provide strategic engineering advice and establish engineering control processes.
  • Develop and implement relevant engineering documentation and presentations for project management.
  • Manage costs effectively, including conducting cost analyses on contractor surveys and quotes.
About the Program:
Join a team contributing to the Fleet Information Environment (FIE) Modernisation project, aimed at delivering a cyber-hardened, integrated, sustainable, and networked mission system for the Royal Australian Navy. This initiative will provide Command and Control (C2) capabilities, situational awareness, intelligence, surveillance, and cyber-worthy networks essential for operational success.

Skills & Experience:


  • Relevant tertiary qualification (e.g., Bachelor of Engineering).
  • Demonstrated experience in Defence as a Systems Engineer, managing technical aspects of project delivery.
  • MHC, LSD platform knowledge, and experience.
  • Familiarity with Navy AD514 Engineering processes and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills with the ability to engage with stakeholders.
  • Experience in Defence maritime environment.
  • Knowledge of Defence Capability Lifecycle Projects.
  • Military/APS/Contractor experience working with Ship Class SPO’s and ISSC’s.

If you're ready to contribute to Australia's Defence capabilities and thrive in a dynamic environment, apply now to be a part of this dedicated team.