Job Description

About the role

Babcock is actively seeking a Quality Assurance Advisor to play an essential role within one of our Defence programs. This position will be instrumental in leading a variety of quality assurance activities and initiatives for our JP9101 program,  where Babcock has taken the lead in managing and enhancing the existing Defence High Frequency (HF) Communications capability at multiple sites across Australia. Maintenance and operation of the HF communications system will ensure Australian and allied armed forces have a secure communication capability to transmit voice and data to and from virtually any location worldwide.

As one of our appointed Quality Assurance Advisors, your responsibilities will encompass the full spectrum of Quality Assurance, including planning, monitoring, auditing, reporting, and advisory functions to align with both company and customer requirements. You will be tasked with conducting internal audits, reporting on audit discoveries and offering suitable recommendations for future actions, ensuring strict adherence to contractual, legislative, and corporate mandates.

Furthermore, you will provide assurance and assistance in investigating, managing, and resolving customer complaints and supplier non-conformance issues. This will entail conducting thorough quality assessments with subcontractors located at various sites across Australia, assuring their alignment with task and contractual requirements.

You will also play a pivotal role in developing and implementing the audit schedule for the program in collaboration with the program’s stakeholders.  You will be at the forefront of leading assurance initiatives and the implementation of the Business Management System (BMS), in accordance with AS/NSZ ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System protocols. The role will be crucial to maintaining and enhancing the high standards of quality within our Defence programs.

About you

You will be committed to contributing to our ‘safety first’ culture. You will thrive in a complex environment and be curious enough to challenge the status quo. With strong attention to detail, you will have the ability to collate, analyse and present data and your strong interpersonal and communication skills will see you build robust relationships with stakeholders. You will also possess:

  • Australian Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Defence security clearance.
  • Previous experience in a quality assurance or quality control role at in a similar Defence or high-risk industry.
  • Knowledge of other business management system standards such as ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 45001:2018 Safety Management and AS/NZS 31000:2018 Risk Management.
  • Knowledge of supplier quality auditing and internal quality management systems auditing.
  • Lead Auditor/Internal Auditor Certificate for AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015.

What we offer you


  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility;
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • 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 beRewarded 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;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver.


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.


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 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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Job Req ID: 49791