Technical Officer

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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 Technical Officer is responsible for providing specialist engineering and analysis support, across NSM’s Programs, to investigate and provide recommendations to resolve problems and issues.

  • Perform specialist engineering and analysis support that includes:
  • Collection of data to aid supportability, engineering analysis and investigations
  • Technical, logistics, reliability and supportability (including obsolescence) assessments
  • Maintenance/supportability analyses
  • Engineering analysis and investigations
  • Liaise with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in the execution of assigned duties whilst maintaining records and providing reports and recommendations
  • Provide advice and assistance to stakeholders on technical aspects associated with the development and implementation of configuration/inventory changes and improvements for naval vessels
  • Liaise with operational, technical and logistics support agencies to support data analysis and associated practical query resolutions

About you


  • Previous exposure to engineering and asset management policies and processes
  • Engineering investigation/analysis experience in Maritime environment
  • Knowledge and familiarity working under an engineering governance framework
  • Experience in updating technical documentation, data driven report writing and performing RCA’s
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Practice a solution focused approach
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Excellent internal and external customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision in an environment with competing priorities and strict deadlines
  • Must either hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance
  • MUST be an Australian Citizen


  • Qualifications in Engineering, Project Management or other relevant technical field, and/or an equivalent level of experience
  • Engineering experience in aDefence environment
  • Inventory/Logistics data management experience
  • Previous experience with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and/or the Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG)
  • Knowledge of the Royal Australian Navy’s Seaworthiness and N4 Library regime would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of Defence logistics systems; NMCRL, MCC, MILIS, NAVALLOW
  • Proven record of management and compliance within an engineering governance structure
  • Working knowledge of Asset Management best practice
  • Experience in Naval Technical Regulatory System and/or Defence Seaworthiness Management System (DSwMS)