Defence Opportunities

Location:Newcastle
Job Type:Full Time

Team Nova is part of the Major Service Provider to the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) within the Australian Department of Defence. Comprised of Nova Systems, QinetiQ and PwC, Team Nova offers a true sovereign capability committed to growing the capacity of CASG and industry over the coming decade to deliver on the Integrated Investment Program. Team Nova has successfully been awarded several Integrated Work Packages (IWP’s). These IWP's provide us the ability to offer long term, secure work opportunities.
  • Long term, secure work packages – 5+ years;
  • Australian owned consultancy;
  • Strong company culture with excellent employee benefits.
About the opportunities:

As a result, we have many permanent, long-term, secure opportunities within our Surveillance (ASR) Branch. If you have experience in Defence operations, acquisition, procurement or sustainment projects, we’d like to speak with you.

About you:


You’ll have exposure to Defence ISR operations and/or projects, at any stage of the project lifecycle.
Your operational/technical experience will be in any of the following;
  • Engineering; Test and Evaluation and Systems Engineering
  • Operational Test and Evaluation;
  • Project Management;
  • Commercial Management;
  • Project Support;
  • Integrated Logistics Support;
  • Capability Development.
You must be an Australian citizen with a current or suspended AGSVA clearance.

What we would like from you:
  • Engineering degree or technical relevant qualification;
  • Ideally a minimum of 3-5 years of experience exposed to Defence project methodology;
  • Exposure to Verification and Validation (highly regarded);
  • Experience conducting test and evaluation activities (Highly regarded);
  • Previous experience working in the CASG or SPO environments (highly regarded);
  • Ex ADF disciplines highly regarded.
About you:
  • Australian Citizenship with a current or recently suspended AGSVA clearance (NV2 preferred, nut 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 is it 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" in Australia.
  • Flexible working conditions;
  • Access to Defence Health, Travel and Life Insurance;
  • Annual 3-day Conference;
  • Personal and Professional Development Allowance 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 and submit your resume using the "upload resume" function in PDF Format (only).

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion contact Serena in Nova's Talent Acquisition Team on (08) 8252 7100.

Nova Group does not accept any recruitment agency solicitation.