Principal Engineer

Babcock is a leading engineering support services organisation, with a rich history of service excellence. We employ over 35,000 talented and committed people across six continents and worldwide revenues of over AU$9.5 billion. In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 700 staff. Operating across defence, mining and construction, aviation, ports, cyber security and engineering consultancy, we support our customers technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people.

This is an exciting time for Babcock Marine as the Defence Industry embarks on supporting the development of the Future Submarines and the Hunter Class Frigates.

We currently have an exciting newly created and full time permanent opportunity for an experienced and professional Principal Engineer to join our high performing marine team in Osborne.

About the Role

Reporting to the Engineering Manager this role will provide engineer governance, leadership and support to the project team and greater business in order to deliver project goals and drive continuous improvement of the engineering processes and activities.

The roles responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following areas:

  • Defining, reviewing and approving processes and plans that describe how engineering will be conducted for individual projects, including safety engineering aspects;

  • Provide engineering support and governance for project activities;

  • Undertaking approval of the system design, supporting technical documentation and project Subcontract Data Requirements List (SDRL) deliverables;

  • Ensuring adherence to Engineering Policies and working as part of a team to ensure the engineering capability is fit for purpose;

  • Leading the improvement of systems engineering capability in the engineering team;

  • Manage project Australian Industry Capability obligations to meet contract requirements;

  • Attend Working Groups as required;

  • Attend and participate in internal and customer project design reviews.

About You

This role will align with an experienced Principal or Lead Engineer that has high level experience in large scale projects involving multi-disciplinary engineering teams and  engineering execution within the Defence sector. You will be degree qualified in an associated discipline and preferable have CPEng status and will possess excellent interpersonal and analytical skills. Additionally you will be a confident team player that has a passion for identifying and driving improvement activities and enjoys working within a team environment but can also work autonomously as required. You will have exceptional time management and organisational experience coupled with an ability to prioritise, plan and organise your work load and timeframes with a strong attention to detail. The successful candidate will have high level computer skills and have a proven ability to adapt and learn new systems and processes quickly. Familiarity with System Safety Engineering or Integrated Logistic Support would be highly regarded

Successful candidate must hold or be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance.

About Us

In return Babcock offers a supportive and engaging environment where you have the opportunity to drive change and the autonomy to deliver operational excellence and best practice within a global organisation that has an enviable reputation for delivering excellence. Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety and environment and diversity so if you would like to be part of an exciting and engaged team, then please register your interest via the ‘Apply Now” button below


Job no: JZBM80995

Location: Osborne - SA

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018