Job Description

  • Lead a new systems engineering team starting the engineering life-cycle. 
  • Integrated Navigation & Bridge System (INBS) and Video surveillance Systems (VSS) for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP).
  • Competitive Salary and employee benefits

Raytheon Australia, in collaboration with Raytheon Anschutz (RAn), are developing INBS and VSS solutions for the Hunter Class Frigates. This is your opportunity to join the team during the design phase and navigate the solution through to production and implementation on ship.

Plans for the team commence with an extensive Transfer of Technology (ToT) program in Germany, aimed at rapidly developing sovereign navigation system engineering capabilities.

The Hunter Class will provide the Australian Defence Force with the highest levels of lethality and deterrence our major surface combatants need in periods of global uncertainty. They will have the capability to conduct a variety of missions independently, or as part of a task group, with sufficient range and endurance to operate effectively throughout the region. The frigates will also have the flexibility to support non-warfare roles such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Incorporating the leading-edge Australian-developed CEA Phased-Array Radar and the US Navy’s Aegis combat management system, with an Australian interface developed by Saab Australia, the Hunter Class will be one of the most capable warships in the world.

Key Responsibilities

The Engineering Manager (EM) is responsible for providing technical expertise and leadership to ensure systems engineers successfully complete activities including those below.

  • Early Systems Engineering life-cycle activities– including a System Requirements Review (SRR), System Design Review (SDR), Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Detailed/Critical Design Review (DDR/CDR) covering the INBS and VSS.
  • Development of engineering deliverables in accordance with engineering processes, ensuring safe, fit for purpose engineering deliverables, and presenting material associated with the above gates/reviews. 
  • Responsible for activities to define/de-risk technical interfaces through technical relationships with RAn and external parties (eg BAES (Mission System), SAAB (Australian Interface) and US Navy (AEGIS))
  • Lead development of navigation systems engineering capabilities, leveraging RAn to RAUS Transfer of Technology (ToT) activities planned to occur early in the design phase. Managing engineering workforce / plans to ensure engineering capacity and knowledge is retained for future program execution.
  • Support engineering governance, identify and address technical risks.
  • Present system requirements, architecture and design to program and customer stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Experience commensurate with this being a Grade M5 Engineering Manager role, including requirements definition, design and development of naval mission systems
  • Customer focus and ability to collaborate with geographically dispersed team members and stakeholders.
  • Background in navigation systems (desirable).
  • Tertiary Qualification in relevant engineering discipline with eligibility for Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)

Why choose Raytheon?

  • Raytheon have a Flexible Work Arrangement policy which incorporates the hybrid work arrangements to suit your lifestyle;
  •  We offer additional leave options such as purchased leave, paid parental leave, study leave and defence reservist leave;
  • You’ll have access to career pathways for mentoring and professional learning & development opportunities through our highly regarded internal and externally sponsored courses;
  • As a Raytheon Australia employee you’ll access to benefits such as R-Stars recognition program, EAP, salary sacrificing options, Super contributions, discounted Private Health, Novated Leasing, on site free parking and much more!

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an Australian Defence NV1 security clearance

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