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Maritime Engineer

Date: 17-Mar-2023

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in 50 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

QinetiQ is developing at an incredible pace year on year and we’re not slowing down!


This is an exciting phase in our history and we are looking for experienced Maritime Engineers to join us as we embark on our next phase of growth.


QinetiQ boasts the largest team of highly respected and experienced Explosive Ordnance (EO) acquisition personnel in CASG. Our consultants work in close partnership with our clients and are embedded within a vibrant team network across Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.  As a member of the team, you will work on multi-million dollar projects and be at the cutting edge of innovation in Defence munitions and the creation of sovereign defence capability.

We are happy to receive applications from candidates throughout Australia, as this role could be remote, hybrid, or based in one of our offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra or Adelaide



The Opportunity


Our key client manages the acquisition, in-service sustainment and disposal of all guided and non-guided explosive ordnance for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).  As Australia strives to create greater independence in an increasingly challenging strategic environment, we are experiencing unprecedented demand for our support services.

Under the Major Service Provider construct you will have opportunities to manage and accelerate your professional career across different projects, in Maritime, Land and Air Domain with the support and guidance of QinetiQ EO experts. Current projects and programs include:  

  • Armoured Fighting Vehicle – Weapons
  • Maritime Strike and Missile Defence Capabilities, including Sea Sparrow Missiles, Tomahawk Missile, Standard Missile 2, Mine countermeasure and other future systems   
  • Aerospace Explosive Ordnance, such as Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles, Long Range Anti-ship Missile, Joint Direct Attack Munition, and platforms including Super Hornet and Joint Strike Fighter weapons.
  • Specialist EO Support to ADF platform acquisitions



The Role



As an experienced Maritime Engineer your responsibilities may include:


  • Development of weapon plans for Maritime EO capabilities in accordance with policy, guidance and best practice. Plans include but are not limited to project management, engineering, certification approvals, ILS, contract management and disposal plans. 
  • Plan, prepare and develop weapon integration activities, schedules and plans for platforms


To be successful in the role of experienced Maritime Engineer you will require experience in or an awareness of:


  • Engineering Management Plans & documents  
  • Capability Life Cycle & requirements
  • Explosive Ordnance Engineering Management
  • Explosive Ordnance Operations / handling
  • Knowledge of the Explosive Munitions
  • Developing system engineering requirements for EO
  • Test and Evaluation of EO products
  • EO Capability Development 
  • Ability to provide engineering input into briefs and presentations
  • Identifying engineering risks
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Relationship Management (Sponsors & Stakeholders) 



Applicants MUST be eligible to obtain an Australian Government security clearance. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates


About QinetiQ


In Australia we employ more than 600 people across all States and Territories. QinetiQ is a unique company to be a part of. This uniqueness comes not just from our skills and experience, but through our people first culture and collective commitment to helping our customers protect assets and save lives. Our determination to deliver and improve today, and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.


Looking for an Employer with Benefits?


At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Individual Professional development allowance
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program & loyalty leave
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back
  • Relaxed dress code


A full list of our employee benefits can be found here:


As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers' advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people.