Senior Systems Engineer

Location:: Canberra
Sectors: Engineering
Employment type: Permanent
Salary: AU$140000 - AU$165000 per annum
Contact name: Tristan Gibbons

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Job reference: BBBH2311_1720053299
Published: 12 days ago

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in utilising your skills within a dynamic team working on exciting projects? We currently have an opportunity in Canberra for a Senior Systems Engineer who has experience in the full systems engineering lifecycle within Defence Maritime projects.

The successful candidate will have the ability to assess tactical, operational and strategic issues related to engineering change management and program development. In this role you will directly influence systems engineering requirements for a major Maritime project and be responsible for supporting the change management of the platform.


  • Coordinating systems integration activities with prime contractors
  • Oversee the integrating the various elements of the design and configuration control through out various design phases
  • Support the integration of design elements and transition to verification and validation phases
  • Maintain strong strategic relationships through stakeholder management
  • Review verification plans
  • Coordinate V&V and change data and perform detailed analysis
  • Collaborate with the scheduling team to maintain V&V and change aspects of the project schedule

Skills & Experience required:

  • Degree qualified to a Bachelor degree level in a relevant technical discipline (e.g. Systems Engineering, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Naval Architecture or Physics);
  • A minimum of 8 years of broad marine engineering/Naval Architecture/System Integration and systems engineering experience in complex systems.
  • Be familiar with ship design and operations and be able to demonstrate understanding of platform characteristics and the conduct of operational assessments;
  • Proven ability to assess tactical, operational and strategic issues in engineering change management and program development
  • Experience with platform and combat system verification and validation practices
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with Defence stakeholders including ADF, APS and contractors
  • Meet ITAR compliancy
  • Current/Reinstatable NV1 Clearance

Applicants MUST hold Australian Citizenship and a current Negative Vetting 1 clearance

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