Senior Electrical Engineer - Defence

Job Title: Senior Electrical Engineer - Defence
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH44098_1600415130
Contact Name: Olimpia Newlove
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 18, 2020 17:45

Job Description

We are working with an established defence organisation with a strong international maritime presence. They are seeking to bring on a Senior Electrical Engineer to join their team and provide support to a major Naval platform.

The Senior Electrical Engineer will have had experience across design, maintenance and operation, planning and scheduling, validation of work specification, sub-contractor management and validation of work completion and assessment of Objective Quality Evidence.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Providing written Engineering direction for the rectification of defects and the execution of maintenance requirements.
  • Assisting the Management Team with engineering related activities including installation and commissioning phases, maintenance, defects and other tasks deemed critical.
  • Providing advice to the Management Team in regard to technical questions.
  • Writing technical reports as required in support of engineering investigations into engineering related issues.
  • Taking a proactive approach in the development of maintenance related issues requiring detailed engineering investigation.
  • Balancing Technical requirements with schedule and cost considerations to ensure pragmatic solutions are obtained.
  • Ensuring subcontractors are engaged and managed to comply with all WHSSEQ requirements.
  • Proactively implement risk mitigation strategies.
  • Developing and adding input to Work Instructions and Engineering Reports as required by the supervisor.
  • Leadership responsibility for resolution of issues which require multi-disciplinary action and coordination.

Work Experience & Skills

  • Degree in Electrical or related Engineering practice preferred.
  • IMO Class 2 Certificate of Competency or equivalent
  • 7 years' proven experience working in an engineering and maintenance environment, particularly in commercial ship repair, ideally in Defence, construction, oil and gas/resources or a related industry.
  • Extensive knowledge of systems implementation and integration, including planning, scheduling, and resolving dependencies.
  • Extensive experience planning, coordinating, and executing complex projects, including all technical, schedule, and budget aspects.
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision and manage multiple, concurrent tasks, which have competing priorities.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a combined project team comprising but not limited to technical, planning, quality, projects and customer personnel.
  • A high level of numeracy skills, attention to detail and superior analysis ability.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills including the ability to prepare written reports, briefings, updates and other documentation to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must be a competent user of Microsoft Office Suite of programs (Work, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

As the role will be working within the Australian Defence industry, I am only allowed to consider applications from either current Security clearance holders or Australian citizens (this is a must). The client is looking to interview and hire immediately so please get in touch ASAP.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below and attach your resume as a word document. Alternatively, please contact Olimpia Newlove on 02 9492 7509 quoting the Job Title for this position. #LI-ON
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