Location Newcastle, New South Wales
Job type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Specialisation Consulting and Strategy, Design & Architecture, Engineering
Contact person Toby Wright
Reference BBBH46271
Call Email Toby

In today's world of very complicated and highly complex systems, it is very important to have system engineers to look at the big picture, to understand how all these things fit together, how they work together, to make sure we accomplish the mission and enhance the warfighter.

Defence has commenced work on one of the most complex and challenging programs in ADF history, one that seeks to transform the ADF's Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) capability into a fully networked, fifth-generation force better able to protect its airspace and vital assets from increasingly complex and lethal air and missile threats.

This program seeks to deliver capability to enable a Joint Force that is better able to operate independently and co-operatively. The Program will interconnect many systems and sensors across air, land, sea, and space domains. It will enhance the speed and accuracy of those systems' responses to rapidly advancing air and missile threats by employing a multi-layered System-of-Systems architecture and applying cutting-edge technologies to decision-making (e.g. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning).

Many aspects of the program are developmental in nature with no relevant global exemplars, and will place Australia at the very forefront of technological achievement.

The successful Systems Engineer will have a relationship-based philosophy and approach to leadership, with the ability to plan, build, organise, and direct activities across multiple locations. They will also be meticulous, detail orientated, and patient. Someone who can translate the requirements into systems specifications to make sure the equipment does what its intended to do.


  • Lead, direct and manage all security-related aspects of the engineering program, including security and IT security accreditation, and management of sensitive technology aspects of the project.
  • Manage the engineering aspects and deliverables of the project.
  • Participate in working groups, design reviews, test events, as well as review engineering contract deliverables.
  • Translate requirements into systems specifications.
  • Integrate processes and products into Australian specific project management framework and documentation.
  • Manage the development of Gate artefacts and prepare Gate submissions.
  • Responsible for long-term relationship and operation of the contract.
  • Manage the coordination of reporting responsibilities, including project reports, monthly progress reports and quarterly performance reports.


  • Tertiary engineering qualifications (4-year bachelor's degree minimum)
  • Experience working in a Systems Program Office environment (CASG experience)
  • A strong background and experience in large and complex programs
  • Strong understanding of the Defence sector
  • Well-developed understanding of contemporary methodologies coupled with proven understanding of security-related aspects of engineerimng programs
  • Exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Candidates must have a current NV2 Defence security clearance and be ITAR compliant.


  • Excellent career progression & development
  • Ability to work on state of the art technology
  • Competitive salary
  • Dynamic working environment

Successful systems engineering is critical to the defence of the nation. You will be working with high quality, leading edge technology, and you will be doing things that will help save lives of our warfighters in the field.

Kinexus is Australia's Leading supplier of Recruitment Solutions to the Defence and Aerospace Sectors. Working within the Defence environment for over 17 years, we partner with some of the largest Defence projects and organisations in Australia.



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