Engineering Manager

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Location:New South Wales

About us

Naval Ship Management (Australia) Pty Ltd (NSM) is a leading provider of asset management solutions to the Australian maritime sector. Utilising a team of highly skilled professionals strategically located across Australia in conjunction with a robust, agile and scalable international supply chain, NSM provides cost-effective, responsive and customer-focused solutions that optimise the availability and capability of our customers’ critical assets.

Established in 2012, as a Joint Venture between Babcock Pty Ltd and UGL Ltd, we now support assets across the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet - most notably the Anzac Class Frigates as a member of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) and the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), LHD Landing Craft (LLC) and associated assets. Our services include: Engineering Support Services; Maintenance Support Services; Ship Repair, Refit and Refurbishment; Supply Chain Management and Procurement and Logistics.

About the role

The Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Asset Class Prime Contractor (ACPC) Engineering Manager is the main interface with the LHD Asset Class Principal Engineer and is responsible for the delivery of Engineering and Asset Management activities required to meet the requirements of the LHD ACPC Support Contract. The Engineering Manager is a participant within the Authorised Engineering Organisation as defined within the Defence Seaworthiness Management System (DSwMS) and supports the LHD Asset Class Principal Engineer in the planning, management and delivery of their accountabilities.

  • Management responsibility for engineering personnel within the team.
  • Responsibility for the quality, safety and timeliness of engineering services.
  • Develop, deliver, and update Engineering Management Plans as required;
  • Exercise the engineering delegation provided by the Commonwealth
  • Ensure that all Engineering Services provided by Subcontractors and Associated Parties are provided in accordance with documented requirements;
  • Ensure that Subcontractors and Associated Parties develop, update and implement appropriate technical plans as appropriate;
  • Convene with the Commonwealth Representative and Ship’s Technical Representative for quarterly Engineering
  • Participate in the Authorised Engineering Organisation within the Authorised Materiel Seaworthiness Delivery Organisation.
  • Assist the Asset Class Principal Engineer in the planning, management and delivery of their accountabilities


  • A proven collaboration leader
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering or Naval Architecture, specifically a field relevant to the sustainment of surface ships
  • Chartered Professional Engineer or Chartered Engineering Technologist, or equivalent eligibility for chartered status
  • Extensive engineering experience in a field relevant to the sustainment of Naval Assets
  • Proven record of development, management and compliance with an engineering governance structure compliant with or comparable to the DSwMS
  • Working knowledge of Asset Management best practise
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills, including those skills required to work effectively within a matrix organisation
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel
  • No restrictions to access to AEO or FOUO level or to ITAR controlled material
  • Must be currently recognised or be eligible to be recognised by DGENG-N as being competent in ensuring that complete, comprehensive, and accurate technical advice and risk characterisation on complex matters is correctly framed to support Operating/ Executive Authority decisions
  • Must either hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance
  • MUST be an Australian Citizen


  • Recognised project management qualifications or accreditations;
  • Previous experience with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and/or the Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group
  • (CASG)