Combat Systems Test Site Engineering Manager

Job Type:Full Time

  • Apply your talent where it counts
  • Design, implement and deliver Land Based Test Site for one of the largest surface ship projects in Australia
  • Enjoy flexibility, innovation focus and interesting work within a strong team culture

The largest shipbuilding endeavour in the nation's history has commenced in Australia.
ASC Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of BAE Systems Australia, has been contracted to deliver nine of the world most advanced anti-submarine warfare frigates to the Royal Australian Navy.
The Hunter Class Frigate Program will create and sustain more than 5,000 jobs across BAE Systems and the wider Australian defence supply chain over the life of the program.
At ASC Shipbuilding we live a safety-first and inclusive culture. We ensure that the voices and talents of all employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging.
Apply your talent where it counts as a Land-Based Test Site (LBTS) Engineering Manager in our ASC Shipbuilding team in Adelaide. This role will be initially based in Adelaide CBD with move into Osborne Naval Shipyard in due course and will involve intermittent travel to the local (Adelaide-based) test site.

About the Opportunity
You will be responsible for the development and sustainment of Land Based Test Site capability to enable the Hunter Class Combat System integration and testing and support Ship integration and trials.
In more specific terms you will:

  • Develop and maintain engineering planning for the delivery of the LBTS

  • Support the project manager's planning and management of schedule, cost, risk and opportunity baseline and management of the LBTS team

  • Engineering and design lead, managing the development and delivery by the LBTS Design team of:

  • Act as the technical point of contact with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders on design, implementation and delivery matters

  • Manage engineering change

  • LBTS requirements and design

  • Suppliers' scope definition and deliverables

  • Combat System delivery teams' scope definition and deliverables

  • Installation planning, drawings and materials

  • Safety and security considerations

  • Integrated Logistics Support activities

  • LBTS customer working groups andreviews and internal reviews

  • Ensure appropriate review and analysis of supplier and internal engineering deliverables

About you
As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you'll have:

  • Sound working knowledge of Engineering Management with extensive formal engineering experience
  • Demonstrable experience in Combat System equipment , design and integration of complex engineering projects with some background in test facility highly desirable
  • Demonstrated team leadership/management experience
  • Tertiary qualifications and experience satisfying the requirements for membership of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Chartered Professional Engineer status or commitment to obtain within 12 months of appointment

Don't meet every criteria listed above? Don't worry. Providing you have the right foundational experience and qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Whether it be for this role or another, your skills and competencies are of interest to us.
As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens with current NV1 clearance.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.
Further information regarding clearances is available at:

Applications should be addressed to: Kusha Sharma , Talent Acquisition Specialist- Engineering and made online here.
Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are very welcome via email:

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Veterans for these opportunities. An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits. We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

To learn about other employment opportunities at BAE Systems, please visit:
BAE Systems Australia will never request money from you during the recruitment process. Please be aware of scam messages asking for money for an administration fee, visa or similar. If you receive such a message please report it to Scam Watch
Job applications should only be submitted via the BAE Systems Australia website and not via email. If you receive an email from BAE Systems that does not utilise “” as the domain, it is not legitimate. BAE Systems does not use gmail, aol, Hotmail or similar accounts.