First listed on: 22 September 2021
Deputy Technical Director


EL 2
$123,159 - $147,828 (plus Super)
Osborne – SA

The Role
The key responsibilities for this position are:

  • Establishing and operating the technical arm of a highly effective production assurance and test organization
  • Leading and managing technical staff and stream leads
  • Oversighting all technical aspects of shipbuilding assurance and test
  • Ensuring delivery of specific NCB strategic plan outcomes and KRAs
  • Certifying that all construction related contract requirements have been met, acceptance testing has been suitably demonstrated and evidence has been documented correctly for CASG to accept delivery of the vessel
  • Supporting NCB’s development efforts to build and sustain shipbuilding expertise to fulfil national leadership’s goal of creating an effective, sovereign, continuous Naval Shipbuilding Acquisition enterprise
  • Supporting future ship design development activities and related contract development through documentation and implementation of shipbuilding requirements, lessons learned and good practice.

About our Team
Naval Construction Branch (NCB) aims to be recognised as the critical driver in the delivery of capability to Navy within the national shipbuilding enterprise. The long-term, continuous build program outlined in Government’s Naval Shipbuilding Plan of 2017 requires Defence to take a new approach in the waterfront management of ship and submarine construction and that is why NCB are calling for applications from talented, motivated and skilled people to drive this critical national agenda.

The Deputy Technical Director will be required to work in a complex operating environment as part of the NCB, which is headquartered in Adelaide. The position supports the implementation and delivery of continuous shipbuilding and is an integral part of the Technical management team within NCB.  This role directly supports the Technical Director with management and achievement of the Directorate KRAs.

Our Ideal Candidate
To succeed in this role you must have personal drive and integrity with the ability to:

  • Build a collaborative team environment that provides services and outcomes consistent with the organizations operating model with a focus on achieving business objectives.
  • Lead the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that support the organizational operating model.
  • Influence the strategic focus of the organization through effective leadership.
  • Set high standards of performance by defining and delegating clear levels of responsibility and accountability.

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 06 October 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/04058/21 on


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