Communication Systems Engineer

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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:

In support of the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Asset Class Prime Contractor (ACPC) Program, the Communication Systems Engineer is responsible for providing specialist Systems Engineering during the development and execution of Engineering Design activities for the SEA 2048 Phase 6 (LHD Capability Assurance Program (CAP)) project.

Systems Engineer

  • Act as the Systems Engineer for contracted Engineering Change Projects;
  • Develop, review, and progress engineering project documentation (i.e. Scoping Documents/Project Implementation Plans);
  • Actively participate in design reviews (i.e. SRR, SFR, PDR, CDR etc.) and technical workshops to champion achievement of Configuration Management baselines (i.e. NBL, RBL, FBL etc.);
  • Conduct and co-ordinate internal reviews of engineering artefacts delivered for design reviews (i.e. SRR, SFR, PDR, CDR etc.) to ensure they satisfy contracted requirements and support the development of design approval documentation;
  • Engage and manage all stakeholders within the Technical Support Network (TSN) on matters affecting Communication Systems;
  • Review cost and schedule performance of contracted tasks;
  • Update technical, financial and schedule information for assigned projects;
  • Participate in technical working groups and design forums as requested;
  • Participate in System Safety Engineering and Hazard Analysis; and
  • Conduct technical review of engineering deliverables.

About you:


  • Tertiary qualification in Naval Architecture or Marine, Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering;
  • Able to obtain Australian Government Defence Security Clearance;
  • Experience in applying Systems Engineering processes in line with EIA-632, MIL-STDC-499, or similar; and
  • Knowledge and experience managing, designing, or implementing Engineering Change activities on a maritime platform.


  • Experience developing systems and products within a regulated environment such as Aerospace and/or Defence;
  • Systems Engineering experience within an ASDEFCON environment;
  • Experience in Naval Technical Regulatory System and/or Defence Seaworthiness Management System (DSwMS);
  • A sound understanding of project management and commercial processes; and
  • Knowledge and experience with DOORS.

Essential Compliance Requirements:

  • Must either hold, or be eligible to obtain, an Australian Defence Security Clearance to Negative Vetting-1 level
  • No restrictions to access FOUO level or ITAR controlled material. sm-aust/