First listed on: 14 December 2021
Senior Engineer Signature Analysis 


EL 1
$106,074 - $119,651 (plus super)
Garden Island - NSW

The Role

Through analysis of naval platform underwater signatures, the RAN Maritime Warfare Centre (MWC) Signature Analysis and Ranges (SAR) Division supports current and future Navy platforms throughout the product life cycle. This analytic function is essential to improve warfighting effectiveness, provide decision makers assurance of warfighting capability and drive improvements through identifying gaps and opportunities.

As an engineer in MWC you will apply your engineering knowledge to ensure the serviceability, quality, and accuracy of complex systems dedicated to recording and analysis of Naval platform underwater signatures. The role will require you to lead a small team, exercise a considerable degree of independence and provide technical/scientific advice to the Chief Engineer. You will need to engage in complex problem solving that will impact on strategic and/or operational outcomes for Defence relating to Naval platform signature vulnerabilities. Your excellent verbal and written communication skills will enable you to communicate with Navy personnel, academia and industry with clarity and influence, and to ensure the quality of analysis, reports and correspondence produced by subordinate staff.

You will be able to employ your engineering knowledge to identify opportunities to improve the performance and utility of MWC signature measurement and analysis systems, and to determine requirements for future or replacement systems. The work you will undertake may include hardware and software development, operation of measurement systems and participation in signature measurement activities, analysis and reporting of underwater signature data (predominantly acoustic) and assessment of sonar performance, development of novel analysis techniques for current and future signatures of interest, and investigating opportunities for implementation of Machine Learning techniques for data analytics tasks.

You will be supported to build on your engineering knowledge in the areas of platform signatures to develop your engineering skills/knowledge. There are learning opportunities in cutting edge areas such data analytics and Machine Learning that directly support Defence’s commitment to employ contemporary technologies to empower data-informed decision making.

About our Team
The MWC mission is to optimise and improve the warfighting effectiveness and lethality of Australia’s maritime capability. This is achieved through the delivery of highly effective warfare products that support both the Fleet Commander and Head Navy Capability in the context of data-informed decision making.

The team you will be leading directly support this mission through measurement, modelling and analysis of underwater signatures with a focus on identifying vulnerabilities and determining actions to achieve signature reduction.

Come join a team which works collaboratively with Engineers from different disciplines, industry and Government, civilian and military, to understand, shape and improve warfighting capabilities across Navy.

Our Ideal Candidate
As the ideal candidate you have the motivation and ability to apply your strong analytical skills in the field of platform signature measurement and evaluation. You will provide leadership to your team and you strong communication skills will contribute to a culture of cooperation for development and sharing of knowledge whilst exercising a high level of initiative and judgement. You will be expected to work independently and identify opportunities to improve and contribute to the work output of MWC with limited need for guidance. You will be required to undertake occasional work interstate and in remote locations as well as participating in trials on military platforms.

Candidates with an interest in any (or all) of the following areas are sought:

  • Data acquisition and underwater signature measurement Range systems.
  • Underwater acoustics / magnetics / electric field signatures, and sonar systems
  • Combat and Weapons Systems
  • Development of analytic systems for signature assessment (software and hardware)
  • Development of analytic software systems for weapons systems analysis
  • Modelling and simulation (Signatures and weapons)
  • Machine Learning and data analytics.

The successful candidate will have professional engineering qualifications and an interest in applying and improving their analytical skills and critical thinking in a maritime domain. Disciplines of interest include: Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering or Systems Engineering. On the job training will be provided to assist the successful candidate in learning key skills required to perform various aspects of this role.

Application Closing Date: Saturday 22 January 2022

For further information please review the job information pack, reference on NAVY/06915/21

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