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Technical Spares Assessor

Date: 05-Mar-2023

Location: Greater Melbourne, Victoria, 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.


We are currently seeking an Technical Spares Assessor  to join our  (Major Service Provider) MSP division in Melbourne.


Our MSP Division, is part of a consortium of independent, technical partners, which include Nova Systems and PwC; supported by a range of specialist SMEs.  We share and support Defence’s commitment to growing and improving Australia’s military capability.  We do this by delivering large, long term, integrated work packages across the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).  In doing so we work closely with both uniformed and public service staff to help plan the acquisition and support of advanced military systems and equipment through the provision of rigorous analysis, advice and assurance; we relish solving the unique and challenging problems this work entails.  


About the Role


Working under limited direction, the Technical Advisor (TA) is required to support the achievement of Technical Integrity of Armoured Vehicles by providing technical support to the Program System Engineering Manager (SEM). The TA is required to apply maintenance engineering knowledge and skills to a range of investigation, development, integration and evaluation projects to support the Sustainment lifecycle. The TA will be responsible for technical and engineering activities in fleet sustainment support of the Capability. As part of an Armoured Vehicle sustainment Team member the TA will be responsible for completing assigned tasks and providing specialist technical advice.


The TA is required to apply a working understanding of Logistic Support to ensure a systems approach in problem solving and to provide support to the wider capability of AVD



  • Performing tasks in accordance with appropriate quality, professional and safety standards.
  • Undertake Report on Defective or Unsatisfactory Materiel (RODUM) investigations and monitor the status of RODUM investigations by engineering team members.
  • Provide technical advice to users, stakeholders, and pears.
  • Exercise individual knowledge, skills, initiative and technical judgement in order to resolve maintenance engineering issues and problems associated with achieving Armoured Vehicle Sustainment objectives.
  • Prepare and participate in System Safety Working Groups, and other meetings.
  • Working with Contractors and Project Team, support the review of documentation deliverables, and other relevant areas as required by the EM.
  • Liaise with SMEs for any necessary specialist advice where required when participating in systems engineering activities
  • Prepare technical reports, briefs and if required project correspondence relevant to areas of responsibility
  • Evaluate and ensure that the delivered materiel meets requirements and legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks (technical compliance)  and implement rectification actions if required
  • Progression of Engineering Changes relevant to areas of responsibility within the configuration management tool
  • Draft modifications and modification proposals where appropriate and raise or review Technical Publications.
  • Plan and complete Maintenance Evaluations.


Our ideal candidate will present with:

  • Working knowledge and understanding of defence supply system.
  • Technical authoring experience to Defence standards.
  • Experience working with configuration management tools.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in building and maintaining stakeholder relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, multi task and work under pressure.
  • MILIS profiles will be highly advantageous.


*Applicants MUST be eligible to hold an Australian Government security clearance*

QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates


Life at QinetiQ


Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work, we value integrity, collaboration and performance.

QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.

We look after our people are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market. We celebrate our differences and incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do. Our salary and benefits package is designed to make sure we support our diverse group of employees through the different stages of their life and careers.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Annual professional development allocation and study leave
  • Flexible working options that suit you
  • Leave purchase scheme to balance what’s important to you
  • Performance bonus awards for individual and company success
  • Salary continuance Insurance, protecting you financially during times of ill health
  • Cultural or Religious day of significance leave to observe days of significance to you
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum qualifying period
  • Be supported with employee assistance services and family violence leave


A full list of our employee benefits and further information 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 Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.