Platform Systems Engineer (Defence)

Location:Canberra
Job Type:Full Time

As a Platform Systems Engineer you are responsible for providing highly specialised support to various Nova client projects encompassing maritime platforms. You will be a part of a highly valued capability with the ability to lead, or assist with, resolving client challenges, leveraging on your experience within maritime platforms. An immediate client need will have you providing platform systems engineering support to a fast-paced maritime acquisition program.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  • Development of the Function and Performance Specification, including facilitation of workshops with key stakeholders;
  • Appraising and reporting on feasibility studies by industry;
  • Assisting in the development of an ASDEFCON contract;
  • Review of contract deliverables;
  • Stakeholder management;
  • Mentoring junior staff;
  • Reporting to Project Manager and Principle Engineer regarding engineering risks and technical reviews.
Essential requirements:
  • Bachelor of Engineering (preferable);
  • AUST Citizen with an NV1 clearance preferred;
  • ASDEFCON experience desirable;
  • Experience in a Defence Maritime Project setting (preferred);
  • Experience with requirements development essential;
  • Experience with ship building programs desirable;
  • Experience/expertise in the area of platform survivability (i.e. shock, acoustic and magnetic signatures) is high desirable, but not essential;
  • Must be eligible to view US Export Controls technical data.
About you:
  • Australian Citizenship with a current or recently suspended AGSVA clearance (NV2 preferred, but will consider NV1);
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build rapport with our clients;
  • Be a team player with a can-do attitude.
What it’s like to work with us:

As a professional services firm, we recognise that it’s our people who are our greatest asset. At Nova we work on some pretty interesting, diverse and at times highly complex projects. We ensure employees have the opportunity to work in a unique environment that is fun and down-to-earth, while having the support to perform to the best of their ability in the safest possible manner.

We commit to giving all employees the opportunity to grow their skills, gain valuable experience and develop professionally. Everyone at Nova can expect open, direct communication from their leaders and peers. Everyone at Nova can expect to be rewarded for their efforts.

We commit to providing equal opportunities to all Novan’s, and recognise that honesty, fairness, mutual respect and the responsible exercise of power are fundamental to achieving equity for all.


What you get beyond the pay cheque:

With a strong company culture and high retention rate, Nova Group has been recognised as one of "Top 50 best places to work" in Australia. In addition, Nova was recently ranked in the "Top 50 Most Innovative Companies".
  • Flexible working conditions;
  • Access to Defence Health, Travel and Life Insurance;
  • Annual 3-day Conference;
  • Personal and Professional Development Allowance (Up to $5000) and Leave;
  • Reserve Leave;
  • Loyalty Leave;
  • Purchased Leave;
  • Novated Leasing and Salary Sacrifice;
  • Serious Illness Leave;
  • Nova Employee Share Offer;
  • Mentoring Program;
  • Innovation Program;
  • Do you own a Safari Suit or Kaftan? Sense of humour required!
To apply, please click on the "apply now" button submitting your resume (only).

If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please call Jason our internal talent team on (08) 8252 7100.

No recruitment agencies please.