Job Description

  • Significant Defence projects
  • Join a collaborative and innovative team
  • Career growth opportunity


REF:  SF52282


About the role


The Quality Assurance Advisor will deliver the Audit programme and conduct a range of Quality Assurance and Control activities across several sites, including preparing reports and making recommendations against a range of multi-disciplined (some integrated) activities and sub-contractors.


The scope of the audit programme incorporates all business-related procedures and activities that meet the Business Management System policy.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the Senior Quality Assurance Advisor with all compliance requirements of the Business Management system.
  • Support the development of both the Subcontractor and the Internal Audit Program on the project and corporate levels.
  • Manage and Conduct Subcontractor and Internal Audits, as assigned, including planning, scheduling, reporting and findings management.
  • Conduct quality interactions with subcontractors during their performance of maintenance tasks to ensure their compliance with the task requirements and the relevant contractual requirements.
  • Carry out supplier pre-qualification capability audits and continued surveillance of capabilities.




  • Formal qualification in Quality Assurance and/or 5 years’ relevant experience in a similar position using ISO 9001 / 45001 / 14001 management systems;
  • Three (3) years of experience in auditing HSEQ Internal and external (suppliers / subcontractors) management systems;
  • Lead Auditor/Internal Auditor Certificate for QMS ISO 9001:2015;
  • Sound knowledge of other business management system standards such as ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and/or BS EN 9100;
  • Incident investigation and root cause analysis qualifications;
  • Knowledge of Classification society rules and regulations for Naval ships and/or experience in marine construction / sustainment;
  • High level of computer skills (Microsoft Office, Visio, SharePoint);
  • Proven highly developed interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Proven ability to collate, analyse and present data;
  • Proven ability to comfortably work across a multi-disciplined environment; and
  • A sound knowledge of Business Management System auditing techniques.




  • Third-party auditing experience in top tier certification bodies;
  • Marine survey experience;
  • Engineering qualification in Mechanical or Electrical discipline;
  • Practical experience and use of continual improvement tools and techniques e.g. process management, kaizen, lean sigma; and
  • An understanding of the Code of Conduct of the Australian Public Service and the Australian Defence Force.


Essential Compliance Requirements:


  • Current Motor Vehicle Driver’s Licence; and
  • Must either hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance.


What we offer you


  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We offer flexible working arrangements where possible to help employees find the right balance between work and home life;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to be Rewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days; and
  • You’ll be able to participate in our we Recognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day.


Who we are


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,600 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:


  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


This position will work within our Marine Business which provides asset management solutions to the Australian maritime sector. Working closely with supply chain partners, Marine provides cost-effective and responsive solutions that optimise the availability, capability, and seaworthiness of critical maritime assets. Marine supports assets across the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet – most notably the Anzac Class Frigates as a member of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA), the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), LHD Landing Craft (LLC) and associated assets as the Asset Class Prime Contractor.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain Baseline/NV1 Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks.  These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.


The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority.  To comply with public health orders or our customer requirements, some roles within the business will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to gain access to sites.  Please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.


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