Engineering Manager

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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 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 and Asset Management personnel within the team;
  • Develop, deliver, and update Management Plans and associated documentation as required;
  • Maintain an Engineering and Asset Management competency framework across LHD ACPC;
  • Ensure NSM holds the appropriate level of expertise, competency and delegation (both NSM’s and the customer’s) to deliver Engineering and Asset Management services;
  • Maintain, promote and enforce standards and procedures for control and quality;
  • Ensure that Engineering and Asset Management services are reported and delivered in accordance with the documented requirements;
  • Responsibility for the quality, safety and timeliness of Engineering and Asset Management services; including those provided by 3rd parties;
  • Exercise the delegations provided by the Commonwealth;
  • Assist the Asset Class Principal Engineer in the planning, management and delivery of their accountabilities; and
  • Participate in the Authorised Engineering Organisation within the Authorised Materiel Seaworthiness Delivery Organisation.

About you:


  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering or Project Management;
  • Chartered Professional Engineer or equivalent eligibility for chartered status;
  • Extensive engineering experience in a field relevant to the sustainment of Naval Assets;
  • Excellent negotiation skills, including those skills required to work effectively within a matrix organisation;
  • Working knowledge of Asset Management best practise and ISO 55001; and
  • Proven record of development, management and compliance with an engineering governance structure compliant with or comparable to the DSwMS.


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

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 to AEO or FOUO level or to ITAR controlled material; and
  • 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. sm-aust/