First listed on: 24 June 2022
Systems Engineer

APS Level 6
$83,928 - $95,873 (plus super)
Southbank - VIC

The Role
Are you looking to apply your engineering skills on some of the largest complex projects in Australia? Do you value a diverse workforce that supports work life balance and offers flexible working arrangements?

Secure your next role with us at Defence as an APS employee for generous employment benefits including professional learning opportunities.

The Land Engineering Agency provides services in engineering, testing, design and development and technical data management, and services are provided across the whole of the Defence Capability Life Cycle.

As a Systems Engineer, you will be given a unique opportunity to be part of an engineering and technical team to deliver Australian Defence Force systems that are at the leading edge of Defence capability.

You will be able to use your initiative to work under broad direction to perform and achieve complex systems engineering work within an integrated team. You will exercise both initiative and judgement in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures. You will engage with stakeholders, investigate systems engineering concepts, deliver and manage systems engineering specifications and resources in support of the Defence materiel capability lifecycle.  Investigation, analyse and report on the systems engineering defects and requirements, development and implement recommendations and advice to address issues.

The Systems Engineer will be required to provide professional engineering advice to support the achievement of Technical Integrity of land military equipment and systems. The Systems Engineer is required to apply professional knowledge and skills through a systems engineering approach in the development, integration and evaluation of projects to meet Defence capability needs.

Land military equipment and systems may consist of but not limited to: vehicle and armoured vehicle systems, soldier protection, weapons, biomedical, communications, simulation, power generation as well as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear systems.

In addition, the Systems Engineer will be responsible for exercising assigned engineering authorities and any Technical Regulatory Authority delegations for managing the technical certification thereby ensuring that land materiel is fit-for-service, safe and environmentally compliant.

Our Team
The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) is an integral part of the Department of Defence. This group purchases and maintains military equipment and supplies in the quantities and to the service levels that are required by Defence and approved by Government. Within CASG, the Land Domain acquires and supports designated land systems for the Australian Defence Force.

Land Domain is dedicated to providing our staff with a diverse, manageable, favourable work-life balance, and we support flexible working arrangements.

We will invest in your training and development to ensure your time with us is deeply rewarding, both personally and professionally. We are committed to achieving a workplace culture that is inclusive and diverse; one which directly reflects the needs and scope of our varied operational requirements.

Our Ideal Candidate
The right person for this role will be a team member of complex and novel projects, and will be responsible for completing assigned tasks and for providing specialist technical advice.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (see Mandatory Qualifications)
  • Have engineering experience with a proven track record of contributing to engineering outcomes
  • Be able to tailor communication style and language to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Have team building skills, including coaching, leading and mentoring
  • Have experience working within a Technical Regulatory Framework

Application Closing Date: Sunday 10 July, 2022

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/03963/22 on


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