Systems Safety Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee



Systems Safety Engineer

The Company

Kellogg Brown and Root Pty Ltd (KBR) is a leading Government and Defence service provider. KBR in Australia has been involved in working with Defence for the last 20 years, and has developed a core competency in systems engineering, systems and enterprise architecture, project management, training solutions and integrated logistic support and provides this expertise to support a wide range of exciting Defence projects and clients.

The Role

The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) through the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Systems Program Office (MCDSPO) is responsible for acquisition and through-life support of a number of Navy ships, diving and hyperbaric equipment and systems.

The Systems Safety Engineer will be responsible for the management of a holistic approach to safety to ensure safe conduct and operation of capability throughout the entirety of its lifecycle. In this role you will develop and maintain a System Safety Program with the support intent of engineering and sustainment outcomes across all assets under MCDSPO management. Other responsibilites include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop and manage the MCDSPO Hazard Log
  • Review and develop safety cases for new and existing capability and configuration changes.
  • Support conduct of Technical Investigations in the context of safety.
  • Development and conduct of assurance activities.
  • Work collaboratively by engaging internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support other contract development and management activities.
  • Familiarity with systems safety communication and can clearly articulate safety aspects and concerns to personnel of varying experience and professions within the organisation.
  • Requires use and understanding of MCDPO, Navy, Defence and WHS procedures and standards.
  • Requires the development of positive working relations and networking with SPO staff and support providers.
  • Develop strategies and plans and provide conceptual analysis for the improvement
  • Maintenance of effective Quality Assurance and safety management activities, including assistance and guidance to customers, SPO personnel, and project teams on systems safety processes.

Experience and Qualifications

To be successful in this role you will ideally possess:

  • Degree qualified, Chartered Professional Engineer
  • Previous engineering and systems safety experience required
  • Experience in Defence or Australian Government project engineering and system safety preferred
  • Working knowledge of MIL-STD-882E System Safety

Mandatory Requirements

  • Ability to obtain and maintain AGSVA NV1 clearance at minimum

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World.

KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives.

In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values:

  • We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.
  • We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders.
  • We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business.
  • We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed.
  • We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company.

We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals.

Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

At KBR, We Deliver.

Fraud Alert

Fraud has infiltrated the job placement market via the internet, email and direct phone contact. Attempts have included unauthorized use of KBR’s name and logo to solicit potential job seekers or to extend false job offers. Bad actors may mix in fake job advertisements with legitimate postings. These ads can include contact instructions and require job seekers to send sensitive personal information or money to pay for visa applications, processing fees, etc., in exchange for consideration for a high-paying position.

KBR will never ask for any sort of advance payment as part of the recruiting/hiring process. Candidate profiles are carefully managed to protect personal information.