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Prime puts out the call for more engineers

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Defence work in South Australia is on the rise with one of Australia's largest defence primes looking for expressions of interest from a variety of engineers to join its South Australian team.

BAE Systems Australia has put the call out for product safety engineers, mechanical engineers, ICT engineers, hardware engineers, systems engineers, software engineers, support engineering (ILS) professionals, project controllers and a commercial and subcontracts officer.

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BAE is currently in the process of tendering for Project AIR 2025 Phase 6 Jindalee Operational Radar Network against Lockheed Martin Australia and LAND 400 Phase 2 against Rheinmetall. A decision on JORN is expected early next year while the LAND 400 Phase 2 will be announced in the first half of 2018.

Another prime is also looking to recruit engineers for its South Australian team. After opening its new Adelaide office, QinetiQ Australia also announced, as a result of new opportunities arising within the South Australian defence maritime environment, that multiple positions with the company have become available. The company is seeking the following defence project engineers:

  • Mechanical engineers;
  • Platform engineers;
  • System engineers;
  • Electrical/electronic engineers; and
  • Naval architects.

Applicants will require an engineering degree qualification or equivalent, minimum of five years' defence maritime experience, in particular working with submarine programs, seaworthiness/structural experience, and AGSVA Negative Vetting 1 security clearance (or eligibility to obtain). Previous CASG or SPO experience has been listed as highly desirable. 

QinetiQ has already played key roles in a wide range of Australia’s defence projects, ranging from the future frigate and submarine programs, the acquisition of the P-8 aircraft, Hawkei and Bushmaster projects, as well as a strong and enduring partnership with DST Group. Managing director Iain Farley said the company is well on the way to playing a bigger role in Australia, conducting increasing research and development activities, looking at further acquisitions and strengthening its program management and engineering capabilities.

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