Network Engineer - Defence

Location: Brisbane Posted Date: March 21, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 568942 Careermine Job Id: 1839130
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Who we are:

Downer Defence Systems provides a broad range of professional and managed services, asset sustainment and estate upkeep services to the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Defence Force and other government agencies.

Downer Defence Systems, combining the footprint and capability of Downer and Spotless, is one of the only integrated services companies that has a whole of Defence Capability Life Cycle offering and mindset. Our Sovereign Industry Capability delivers to the needs of Defence, National Security organisations, the major Primes and other government agencies.

As an ADM Top 10 Defence Contractor, we are a proven and trusted long-term partner, committed to diversity and inclusiveness and to growing Australia's Defence industry with the participation of Small to Medium Enterprises.

Position summary:

Downer Defence Systems requires a Level 3 Network Engineer for a LAND Defence project. This role is based in Brisbane.

The successful candidate will undertake activities and tasks related to the design and implementation of the Land 200 TCN network system and software. They will provide technical advice on network design decisions, and the certification and compilation of design evidence (often via review of supplier documentation and attendance at design reviews) leading to the ability to Design Accept the system.

The candidate will support the Network Engineering Manager to manage the networking component for the development of the TCN networking system including Network Interface Systems (NIS) and Network Planning and Management System (NPMS) development aspects and review of Design Acceptance and Technical Certification packs for the TCN software Engineering Change Proposal.

Ideally the candidate will have experience in network RF comm​​s and waveforms though an experienced Network Engineer/Network Architect is critical rather than a general Systems Engineer.

Experience/Skills Sought:
As the successful candidate you will possess excellent communication skills and an ability to clarify technical scope and interfaces on a mainly Land/Comms project.

​Essential Qualification/Experience/Work Environment:
  • A minimum of a 3 year Bachelor of technology degree
  • A 4 year Bachelor of Engineering degree (desirable).

About you:
  • An experienced Network Engineer who is looking to develop their career in a prominent professional services business.
  • An understanding of the Defence Capability Life Cycle.
  • Understanding & practical experience working within a Defence project, quality assurance & business improvement process practices and targeted & effective business solutions and outcomes.
  • Experience in building trusted & valued relationships with project team members, customers & partners.
  • Must hold an Australian Government security clearance (NV1 level and above).

What we offer:
  • A diverse and challenging work environment.
  • A growing business where opportunities are great.
  • A great team where you are empowered to lead.
  • Referral bonuses.
  • Leave Purchases.
  • Access to monthly Professional Development Sessions (including specialist forums).


Candidates must be Australian citizens with a minimum NV1 security clearance or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance prior to commencement of engagement. Applicants residing outside of Australia or non-citizens will not be considered.

To apply please click " Apply For This Job " and if you require more information contact Linda D. @ 0417 385 576 for further details.