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El 1 - Senior Communications Engineer

Department of Defence - Canberra Airport, ACT

Source: uWorkin


  • $101,955 - $115,005 (plus super)
  • Brindabella Park - ACT
The Role
Satellite Communications Systems Program Office (SATCOMSPO) located in Brindabella Business Park, Canberra is seeking a Senior Communications Engineer. SATCOMSPO acquires and sustains leading edge SATCOM equipment in support of Australian Defence Force operations, both here and overseas. You will lead and contribute to significant technology changes to our Defence communications capabilities including JP9102 and JP2008.

The position requires stakeholder (including industry) engagement and therefore will need to possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. We are seeking candidates with a diverse range of experience and backgrounds in engineering, including people who have gained their experience outside Defence and Government.

About our Team
Space Systems Branch has been established to acquire and sustain SATCOM systems, and be a trusted advisor of SATCOM systems for the Australian Defence Organisation. The SATCOM SPO team comprises professionals from various disciplines including project management, engineering, commercial, and logistics. This multi-disciplinary team is composed of highly skilled and motivated Australian Public Servants, Australian Defence Force personnel, and contracted personnel. The team operate in a high-tempo, dynamic environment. We are looking for experienced and high performing Engineers to help achieve our project objectives. The team works from Brindabella Park offices in Canberra and maintains close collaboration with other parts of Defence and other Government Agencies.

Our Ideal Candidate
SATCOM SPO is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Senior Engineer with an interest in delivering this strategically significant capability to the ADF. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering management, preferably in large acquisition projects or sustainment and be able to demonstrate strong leadership capability. Desired key attributes include:
  • Extensive knowledge of the methodology, systems and procedures within the engineering management function;
  • Strong business acumen and sound commercial judgement;
  • A thorough understanding of engineering disciplines;
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams in a complex environment;
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills, with ability to negotiate and build relationships with stakeholders; and
  • High level organisational skills, self-drive and initiative with the ability to influence others to achieve results and business objectives.

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