Ongoing Engineering Vacancy – DSS Level 4
This duty statement is an example of the skills and responsibilities expected at DSS Level 4 – Engineering. If you believe you have the requisite skills, please apply for this role and we’ll get in touch with you.
Example Responsibilities and Knowledge Areas:
- Maintain comprehensive expertise of and adhere to pertinent legislative frameworks, government decision-making processes, and Defence’s mission and policy guidelines.
- Fulfil Engineering Delegations as granted by the Chief Engineer and supervise the Engineering team’s use of these delegations.
2. Contract Management:
- Draft and submit comprehensive feedback to the contractor/Prime regarding ASDEFCON contract deliverables, including varied Contract Data Requirements List (CDRLs).
- Command the Engineering team’s input during system and design package assessments, anticipating MSRs and Design Acceptance phases.
- Lead Engineering deliberations in all MSRs and Design Acceptance operations.
- Represent the Engineering sector in contract negotiations with Industry.
- Oversee the Engineering Team’s review of contract deliverables, including task delegation and peer assessments.
- Review and endorse engineering acceptances of contract deliverables within competence range.
- Organise tender and contract materials, including supplementary documentation.
3. Management and Systems Engineering:
- Review and formally accept Project/Program Engineering Plans, Processes, and Procedures.
- Contribute to Project Strategy, Plans, Processes, and Procedures.
- Keep Engineering Plans, Processes, and Procedures up-to-date according to the CASG QMS process.
- Strategise, oversee, delegate, and conduct tasks as outlined in the project’s Engineering Plans.
- Plan and oversee project risks pertinent to engineering functions.
- Deliver Specialist Engineering guidance to accomplish tasks and supervise project risk and expenditure.
- Lead safety risk management initiatives, including the formulation of Hazard Logs and Safety Case Reports as part of the System Safety Program Plan.
- Direct Interface Management activities for systems and sub-systems, spearheading Interface Control Planning Groups and industry-led Interface Control Working Groups.
- Oversee and direct delegated Verification and Validation operations, including Test and Evaluation.
- Coordinate and steer Engineering Working Groups with various stakeholders.
- Hold responsibility for assigned engineering authorities and Technical Regulatory Authority delegations.
- Review and formally approve Engineering Configuration Changes to the Function and Performance Specifications (FPS) and affiliated documentation.
- Plan and manage the Engineering team’s execution of Engineering Configuration Changes to the FPS and related documentation.
- Deliver specialised input into the Operational Concept Document (OCD) development.
- Plan and manage improvements, enhancements, and capabilities, including Pre-Gate 0 advice, input, and documentation development in consultation with stakeholders.
- Review technical documents and data.
- Chart out the project pathway within the Engineering Management System, ensuring the project and system outputs are delivered successfully.
- Implement, manage, and coordinate the delivery of technical and design packages, and the Engineering team’s review process.
- Ensure delivered materials meet requirements, legislative policies, and regulatory frameworks, and instigate corrective actions.
- Detect and report resource constraints, schedule clashes, and other detrimental factors, providing potential mitigation.
- Build and maintain robust relationships with key stakeholders at strategic and operational levels.
- Lead various review processes.
- Oversee the Engineering team, setting work priorities, task allocations, and managing workflows and performance.
- Review and provide formal responses to correspondence, briefs, and reports for upper-tier consideration.
- Coordinate mentorship and training for newer and less experienced team members.
- Direct and manage research and analysis activities conducted by the Engineering team and stakeholders.
- Share information, supervise work practices, set work priorities, and establish local processes.
- Proven track record in devising and implementing an Engineering Management System for successful project and system outputs.
- Strong proficiency in the Systems Engineering process.
- Comprehensive understanding of CASG Configuration Management Systems and policies.
- Mastery of CASG Quality Management Systems and policies.
- Robust experience in curating and critiquing technical/engineering artefacts and documentation.
- Established Project Management skills.
- Proficiency in creating artefacts and architecture within DOORS.
- Demonstrated ability in coordinating a multifaceted stakeholder environment.
- Comprehensive Engineering experience including Training, Facilities, Maintenance, Verification, Validation, RAM, Configuration Control, and Support Systems.
- Demonstrated leadership in a complex setting.
- Exceptional communication skills, adept at forging and maintaining stakeholder relationships.
- Strong understanding of CASG Acquisition project mandates, Defence Projects, Defence Capability Life Cycle, and Defence Systems Engineering processes.
- Profound expertise in the ASDEFCON contract suite.
- Strategic thinking aptitude with a flair for risk identification and opportunity sensing in projects.
- CASG mandatory training completion.
- Skill in effective communication, influencing Project Managers and top-tier personnel decisions.
- Engage and communicate with stakeholders to provide advice and achieve Defence outcomes.
- Articulate engineering requisites through comprehensive documents and presentations.
- Cert IV/Diploma in Engineering backed by over 12 years of pertinent experience.
- 4-year Bachelor or Honours degree in Engineering.
- Recognised as a Chartered Engineer.
- Post Graduate qualifications in pertinent areas.
- PRINCE2 – Project Management course completion.
- Recognised as a Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia.
- Master’s degree in Systems Engineering.
- DOORS training completion.
- Risk Management training.
- Specialist courses including Test and Evaluation practitioner and Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) course.
Systems and Software Engineering - Systems Engineering
Clearance Level Required:
Baseline, NV1, NV2, PV, Unspecified
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, Unspecified
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