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Here at Downer Professional Services (DPS), we provide critical support and advice to the Australian Government, Defence and National Security agencies across specialist program management, ICT, security, systems engineering, asset management engineering, strategic planning and assurance services.

Currently, we are seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer to join us on a new project, SEA5014.

A PMO is being formed to lead and support the ongoing life extension of the existing platform and manage the integration of new capabilities ahead of the Future Frigate program.

The Electrical Engineer role is responsible for influencing and developing strategies, priorities, and operational practices in support of Defence engineering requirements, including the provision of strategic advice to senior management and stakeholders, while leading work programs that have strategic, political, or operational significance


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Review project deliverables and ensure installation specifications are appropriate for   implementation
  • Conduct system feasibility studies to ensure project designs integrate into the platform systems      
  • Achieve and maintain engineering delegation to review and approve recommended SA inclusions and amendments  
  • Identify engineering risks, issues, and opportunities for mitigation throughout the planning and implementation phase
  • Provide strategic, specialist, and professional engineering advice
  • Establish engineering control processes and practices for the project
  • Manage engineering project deliverables to ensure requirements are met on time, on budget and in full
  • Develop and implement relevant engineering documentation and other briefs or presentations for executive management
  • Oversee and report on project status including scope, cost, schedule, and risks
  • Prepare and manage project costs including conducting due diligence (cost analysis) on contractor surveys and quotes
  • Deliver financial, commercial, technical, risk, and change management services to achieve outcomes in an efficient manner
  • Lead strategic planning activities for long term project initiatives and programs that may have agency-wide impacts
  • Represent Team Downer on interdepartmental and interagency committees and forums


Essential Requirements:

Candidates must be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance, and ideally, already hold a clearance at the NV1 level. For this reason, applicants residing outside of Australia or non-citizens will not be considered.

About Downer Professional Services:

Downer Professional Services is part of the Downer Defence business and are committed to providing fully integrated professional services and managed solutions primarily to the Australian Government. We are a major contributor to the modernisation of land, maritime, air, and joint communications and information systems across the Australian Defence Force and other government agencies. The combined footprint of Downer Professional Services and Spotless makes Downer Defence one of the only sovereign, integrated services companies that have a whole Defence Capability Lifecycle offering mindset. We are part of Downer Group, the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

Our commitment to providing equal employment opportunities:

Downer Professional Services is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. Accordingly, we encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including First Nations People and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


Other Relevant Information

Defence experience required




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