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Specialist Engineer

Level 3 - Advanced Practitioner

24 month contract

The current Australian Defence Force (ADF) capability for Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (CIED) has been developed to address threats arising from operations through Joint Project 154 Phases 1 to 4, Rapid Acquisitions, and Operational Support. The capability includes: Force Protection Electronic Countermeasures (FPECM), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Robots, systems and facilities in support of CIED training, a CMD&V capability and a Deliberate Route Clearance capability.

Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare – Land Systems Program Office (ISREW-L SPO) employs a robust Engineering Management System (EMS) to progress these materiel systems through acquisition, sustainment and disposal.


Daily rate negotiable

Contract Extensions

1 x 12 month extension option

Security Requirements

Minimum Negative Vetting – Level 2 security clearance at the commencement of the contract


Job Overview

Find out what you'll be doing

Service Benefits

Competitive salary packages

Job satisfaction

Work-life balance

Training & development

The Role

The role’s responsibilities will include:

  • Development and incorporation of ISREW-L upgrades (electronic, software) to the CIED Test Capability (CTC)

  • Design and construct (including software / firmware) RF devices (prototypes or low volume) in support of operations and SPO capability development, including their documentation and verification

  • Contribute to antenna modelling activity

  • Complete the engineering assessment of electronic systems managed by ISREW-L SPO and complete necessary documentation and activities to achieve Technical Certification

  • Provide engineering support to additional tasking from the ISREW-L Chief Engineer or Project Engineering Manager

Your Background & Experience

The assessment criteria is as follows:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (preferably Electrical, Electronics, Communications, or Telecommunications), eligible for Engineers Australia Membership, or recognised equivalent

  • Sufficient experience in the relevant area of practice to be eligible for chartered status with Engineers Australia

  • Experience working within a Technical Regulatory Framework

  • Experience with FPECM, CIED systems, and other EW systems

  • Knowledge and use of Spectrum analysers and other RF test equipment

  • Experience programming and writing support documentation for software

  • Laboratory and/or Field based testing of designs

  • Post-graduate qualifications in a relevant technical field

  • Chartered Professional Engineering status

Anthony Mora

Dora Zhang

Lead Partner





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