Engineering Manager

Department of Defence April 5, 2024
Full Time  


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  • $115,899 - $130,733 (EL 1) + Super 
  • Canberra - ACT, Penrith - NSW

The Role
Are you an experienced engineer with a passion for things that go bang? Are you looking for a meaningful engineering role to apply your skills? An opportunity exists to join our dynamic and vibrant Defence team as an EL1 Engineering Manager. If you are searching for new career opportunities with an agile, empowering, positive and open organisation, this role could be for you! You will spend your days;

  • Investigating, analysing and reporting on engineering concepts and risks;
  • Planning and delivering critical engineering activities;
  • Providing advice to stakeholders;
  • Mentoring junior members; and
  • Enabling good inventory decisions with quality and timely engineering advice.

Your ability to analyse and apply systems of work, Government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements will be key to allowing you to deliver outcomes. 

We are currently recruiting to the following roles located in either Penrith (NSW) or Canberra (ACT): Two x EL1 Engineering Manager.

About our Team
Land Explosive Ordnance Systems Program Office (LEOSPO) is an integral part of Explosive Materiel Branch, which is part of the new Guided Weapons Guided Weapons & Explosive Ordnance Delivery Division. Our team is made up of various disciplines (including engineering, project management, commercial, logistics, and corporate enabling services). We are primarily located in Canberra and Penrith and our focus is to acquire and sustain Explosive Ordnance for the Australian Defence Force. Explosive Materiel Branch is dedicated to providing our staff with a diverse, manageable, favourable work-life balance, and we support flexible working arrangements. We will also invest in your training and development to ensure your time with us is deeply rewarding, both personally and professionally. We are committed to achieving a workplace culture that is inclusive and diverse; one, which directly reflects the needs, and scope of Defence’s varied operational requirements.

EMB comprises approximately 560 dedicated employees performing requirements setting; contracting; procurement; international logistics; domestic manufacturing; item management and maintenance, and co-ordination of disposal activities. EMB partners with domestic and international industry to deliver materiel capability to Defence, managing a multi-billion dollar portfolio of complex, high-profile acquisitions and sustainment activities to support the ADF.

Our people are capable, innovative, committed and diverse. We support an inclusive culture that emphasises respect and collaboration. In EMB, you will enjoy experiences and opportunities that, as an APS employee, you simply would not get with any other organisation. Other benefits include* 15.4% superannuation;* access to personalised professional development pathways, including opportunities for Defence-funded post-graduate study;* additional leave days between Christmas and New Year; * focus on work/life balance; and* salary sacrifice opportunities.

Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a highly proactive and organised Engineer;
  • Have demonstrated experience in leading a team to deliver high quality engineering activities, including producing detailed engineering reports and artefacts and presenting information and advice to inform executive decision making;
  • Have a background in mechanical, chemical or electrical engineering;
  • Be a clear and concise communicator (written and verbal), strong leader and team player, able to analyse, interpret and apply engineering guidance, policy and regulations, influence stakeholders and evaluate strategies to achieve outcomes; and
  • Take the initiative to resolve issues by identifying and developing ideas through analysis of alternative courses of action, whilst identifying their implications and associated risks.

Defence is committed to recruiting the right people, in the right jobs, at the right time. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Application Closing Date: 21 April, 2024

For further information please review the job information pack, reference GWEO/02718/24 on

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