Chief Engineer Signature Analysis and Ranges - Department of Defence - ExecutiveCareer

First listed on: 17 January 2022
Chief Engineer Signature Analysis and Ranges


EL 2
$123,159 - $147,828 (plus super)
Garden Island - NSW

The Role

Through analysis of naval platform underwater signatures, the RAN Maritime Warfare Centre (MWC) Signature Analysis and Ranges (SAR) Division supports current and future Navy platforms throughout the product life cycle. This analytic function is essential to improve warfighting effectiveness, provide decision makers assurance of warfighting capability and drive improvements through identifying gaps and opportunities.

As the Chief Engineer Signature Analysis and Ranges within MWC you will be Fleet Command’s Subject Matter Expert on platform underwater signatures and will provide authoritative advice on standards, techniques and procedures. You will represent the organization nationally and internationally on matters relating to signature management of platforms and the systems required to quantitatively and qualitatively assess signatures and signature vulnerabilities.

The role will require you to lead a team, exercise a significant degree of independence and be responsible for investigating complex methods and techniques to measure, analyse and reduce underwater platform signatures. You will set the direction for the development of data analytic techniques that support Defence’s commitment to employ contemporary technologies to empower data-informed decision making. You will be responsible for the management and ongoing serviceability of MWC signature measurement ranges; monitoring the quality of, and identifying opportunities to improve, analysis and reports produced by the SAR Division team; and overall coordination of the SAR Division team and activities to meet Fleet requirements.

You will need to engage in complex problem solving that will impact on strategic and/or operational outcomes for Defence relating to naval platform signature vulnerabilities. Your excellent verbal and written communication skills will enable you to communicate with Navy personnel, academia and industry with clarity and influence.

You will support the building of an enduring sovereign SME workforce to support the Commonwealth’s objective to enhance the self-reliance of the Australian Defence Force.

About our Team
The MWC mission is to optimise and improve the warfighting effectiveness and lethality of Australia’s maritime capability. This is achieved through the delivery of highly effective warfare products that support both the Fleet Commander and Head Navy Capability in the context of data-informed decision making.

The team you will be leading directly support this mission through measurement, modelling and analysis of underwater signatures with a focus on identifying vulnerabilities and determining actions to achieve signature reduction.

Come join a team which works collaboratively with Engineers from different disciplines, industry and Government, civilian and military, to understand, shape and improve warfighting capabilities across Navy.

Our Ideal Candidate
As the ideal candidate you have the motivation and ability to apply your significant engineering/scientific knowledge and understanding in the field of platform signature optimisation. You will provide strong leadership to your team and your communication skills will enable you to facilitate a culture of cooperation and sharing between organisations for development of domain knowledge for data driven decision making. Under broad guidance you will be able to identify opportunities to improve signature management in Defence and make original contributions towards the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Candidates will have strong interest and experience in any (or all) of the following:

  • Underwater acoustic / magnetic / electric field signatures, and sonar systems
  • Understanding of analytic systems for signature measurement and assessment (technology)
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Machine Learning and data analytics.

Application Closing Date:  Monday 31 January 2022

For further information please review the job information pack, reference NAVY/06917/21 on