Engineering Manager

Department of Defence March 21, 2024
Full Time  


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  • $115,899 - $130,733 (EL 1) + Super and 15% BDCP
  • Williamtown - NSW

The Role
The Surveillance and Control System Program Office (S&CSPO) is seeking a Project Engineering Manager to provide engineering leadership for Air Battle Management and Air Traffic Management projects within its Acquisition Project Office (APO), which consists of a diverse team of APS, military and contracted resources, as well as a range of Australian and Foreign Industry partners.Under the direction of the Project Manager, the Project Engineering Manager will be responsible for Engineering.

Management duties and functions including:

  • Engineering Team Leadership.
  • Planning, organising, executing and monitoring.
  • Providing clear and concise communications, using both written and verbal forms.
  • Management of risk.
  • Preparation of correspondence, briefs and reports as required.
  • Stakeholder engagement and management.
  • Fundamental Inputs to Capability (FIC) Coordination.
  • Resolution of issues through sound analysis, good judgement and the application of initiative.
  • Operating within the boundaries of legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks, and ensuring compliance.

The additional payment is a Building Defence Capability Payment (BDCP) which enables Defence to provide a premium, in addition to the rate of salary otherwise payable under the Enterprise Agreement (EA) to some or all of the jobs within a critical occupation(s) or discipline within a workplace. Applicants engaged into a BDCP position must consider the following. BDCPs provide remuneration in addition to the Defence Enterprise Agreement (EA). This arrangement is subject to meeting eligibility criteria and is subject to annual review. Should your performance fall beyond requirements or the eligibility criteria not be met, your eligibility for the BDCP may be reviewed and ceased. It may also be ceased should you change positions or the requirement for the BDCP is no longer necessary, as determined by Defence. Should the BDCP be ceased you will be advised and your BDCP additional payment will cease.

About our Team
The Acquisition Project Office (APO) within the Surveillance and Control System Program Office (S&CSPO) is responsible for the acquisition and programmed capability upgrade of Australia's Air Battle Management (ABM) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems. These systems are numerous, complex and widely distributed across Australia and deployed locations.

The APO works in partnership with the Air Force, Air Services Australia and Industry to deliver the strategic ABM and ATM capabilities to the nation. The APO is located at RAAF Williamtown NSW (just outside Newcastle) and manages a number of Projects from Major Capital Acquisition Programs like AIR54312 and AIR6500, through to Minor Sustainment Projects for capability obsolescence treatment on behalf of the Sustainment Product Managers.

As an APO Project Engineering Manager, you will build and manage a group of dedicated professional whose purpose is to provide both fixed and deployable 'state of the art' ABM and/or ATM capabilities for use by Air Force and Air Services Australia across Australia and beyond.

Our Ideal Candidate
The APO is seeking applicants who are able to demonstrate initiative and the ability to apply established engineering principles, techniques and methods to solve problems relating to the design, development, integration and evaluation of Defence Capabilities.

Key attributes and experience we are looking for:

  • Skills and experience in in Defence systems engineering.
  • Be highly motivated, organised, proactive and display excellent engineering management skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong emotional intelligence.
  • Demonstrate the ability to influence, negotiate and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Think innovatively to find opportunities for continuous improvement, understanding the 'bigger picture' to identify and emerging opportunities or threats.
  • Respond flexibly to changing situations, including using sound judgement under pressure.
  • Demonstrates an ability to manage complex system installations, integration and technical regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of engineering disciplines.

Application Closing Date: Thursday 18 April, 2024

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/02055/24 on 

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