Engineering Team Lead - Acquisitions

Babcock Australasia

Location: Adelaide

Job Type: Full time


About the Role

Are you an aspiring leader wanting to take a formal step into leadership? Or a dedicated engineering leader seeking your next exciting challenge? We're searching for an Engineering Team Lead to join Babcock's ADFGSE contract. This partnership involves managing the strategic assets of the common GSE fleet in collaboration with the Australian Defence Force.
As the Team Lead, your primary responsibilities will encompass overseeing the initial management and leadership of Acquisition phases through Survey and Quote engagements from the ADF. You'll be tasked with identifying and defining project scopes, budgets, and timelines for Engineering change projects. This includes providing technical support for proposals and tenders.

In this pivotal role, you'll play a key part in maintaining strong customer relationships and serve as the primary point of contact for Engineering matters, both internally and externally. Your goal will be to deliver top-notch solutions that align with customer expectations and meet contractual or tender response obligations.
Leading a team of four professionals, you'll provide guidance, mentorship, and encouragement to foster team growth. Additionally, you'll promote a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the organisation.

What will you bring?

  • Relevant Degree in Engineering recognised under the Washington Accord
  • Membership of a relevant institution working towards relevant Chartered status with a desire for Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
  • Extensive experience in a similar role Preferably with demonstrated experience within Defence Industry.
  • Systems Engineering expereince
  • Output focussed individual who is able to see “solutions not problems”
  • Australian Citizen with the ability to maintain and obtain a 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 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.

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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