ASC has proudly served as Australia’s sovereign submarine builder and sustainer for over 35 years and our 1,800 strong workforce are based in the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia and in the Henderson Maritime Precinct and Garden Island in Western Australia. We are an enduring and integral part of Australia’s maritime strategy and national security, and a trusted and efficient partner with sovereign design, build and sustainment capabilities, driving best value for our customers. At ASC, our values of protect, respect, integrity, discipline and excellence drive our standards, behaviours and the decisions we make each day to create a culture which is safe, engaged and customer focused.
About the Opportunity
To support our Life of Type Extension (LOTE) Program, we are recruiting for experienced Engineers to represent ASC on an international assignment. The opportunity will be centred on ASC seconded staff being able to represent ASC and be embedded with international key suppliers to support the LOTE program. The responsibilities will involve executing significant work packages under the program and to support ASC’s Capability Development through the embedding (seconding) of ASC technical personnel to build experiences and skills. They will encourage cooperation with ASC in support of the Collins Class Sustainment CCSM Capability and ensure operations are conducted in an open and transparent way, enabling the subcontractor to produce results in accordance with contractual obligations.
As the role will include executing assigned tasks and analysis, the ideal candidate will have a broad range of engineering experience, a good working knowledge of the
applicable Submarine’s systems and confidence in investigating and discussing issues outside of their discipline. Additionally, the candidate will have an awareness of Systems Engineering (including an awareness of V&V), Safety Assurance and Integrated Logistics Support functions. Secondees will utilise their excellent communication skills (both written and oral) to convey complex technical issues in a simple and effective manner sufficient to enable comprehension for those whom English is a second language.
Please note, more information will be provided about mobility and the role to shortlisted candidates. We appreciate your understanding on the nature and sensitivity of this opportunity.
All applicants must be available to relocate and commence this role by January 2023.
The Life of Type Extension (LOTE) of the Collins Class submarine fleet will provide the nation with world-class submarine capability into the 2040s and beyond. The Collins Class are internationally regarded among the best conventional submarines in the world. ASC will continue to deliver its current level of world-class boat availability to the Royal Australian Navy throughout the implementation of the LOTE program.
Job Position Details
This International Opportunity is open to the following levels of Engineering.
Lead Engineer / Senior Engineer / Specialist Engineer / Principle / Engineering Manager
Possible secondments (between 2-3 years duration) to:
The seconded employees will:
Be appointed as the Local Representatives of the corresponding LOTE Engineering delivery stream and will assist in coordination of technical activities in host countries
Secondments will be available for multiple disciplines which may include Mechanical, Electrical/Electronics, Systems, Structural and with the potential for others opportunities as the LOTE program matures and additional scope is identified.
Provide coordination and support for technical activities to ensure successful outcomes against the subcontracted objectives are achieved.
The secondment positions come with the organisational (and cultural) challenge to operate effectively as part of the subcontractor’s team without losing connection to the ASC Team or compromising their identity as ASC employees.
Coordinate communication on technical matters between the Subcontractor and the ASC Design Team
Support the Subcontractor to achieve Quality and Compliance for the Technical deliverables and plan, organise, conduct and summarise the V&V activities as part of the Project scope
Support the Subcontractors to mature and deliver the Integrated Logistic Support activities for the Project scope
Contribute to the proactive management of technical risks on Project level including risk assessments and mitigation activities
Act in accordance with ASCs PRIDE values: Protect – Respect – Integrity – Discipline – Excellence
The following requirements are a general guidance in relation to eligibility to obtain a Working Visa, and may be subject to change.
Be flexible to operating in different timezones (e.g. meetings with ASC outside of host office hours)
Be open and flexible with different work culture in the host country
Meet COVID-19 Vaccination requirements and eligibility of host country
Pass any required ASC or visa related medical requirements
Hold a valid Passport for the duration of your secondment
Ability to successfully provide a clean National Police Clearance with no outstanding or in-progress cases
International Assignment Benefits
The ASC benefits you will receive, you will not be disadvantaged financially. All travel costs, taxes and living expenses will be factored in before offering a package. Enjoy a competitive remuneration package whilst working in a career defining experience in unique settings, providing valuable services to our defence industry.
Competitive remuneration and mobility relocation assistance to the host and home country
Paid annual and personal leave
The opportunity to join a dedicated team of collaborative and supportive professions
Career defining experience in a unique setting
Opportunity to boost your CV
Enormous satisfaction from contributing to a world class leading defence program
Supporting a Diverse Workforce
At ASC, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing a work environment where everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We encourage diversity of age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, thinking styles, experience, family background and gender identity or expression. We know there are many aspects of our employee’s lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits including flexible working options, a generous parental leave policy and other leave entitlements. ASC’s Reconciliation Action Plan sets out our commitment to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities – the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters on or near our operations in WA and SA, the Whadjuk Noongar people of Perth’s Swan Coastal Plain and the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. We pay our respects to past, present and emerging elders and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.