Mechanical Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee



Mechanical Engineer

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About KBR:

Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) is a leading Defence and Government professional services provider. In Australia, KBR has been delivering solutions to Defence and Defence industry for over 20 years. We provide in-depth expertise to a wide range of Defence sector projects through our core competencies of program and project management, engineering, asset management, integrated logistics support, procurement and training solutions.

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The opportunity:

Under broad supervision this position is responsible for the provision of specialist engineering services related to marine/mechanical engineering in the support of the material remediation of the configuration baseline of the AORs.


The key responsibilities of the role will include, but is not limited to:

  • Investigate shortcoming in design, materials and system performance against contract specifications and participate in the development of solutions to resolve the problems.
  • Review and comment on engineering changes, including supporting ILS documentation.
  • Liaise with multiple stakeholders including AORCA SPO staff, AOR ship’s staff, the In-service Support Contractor (Navantia), OEMs and Lloyd’s Register in the course of your duties.
  • Participate in the development and conduct of tests and trials to determine system performance against design intent.
  • Provide specialist advice in support of team members engaged in multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Produce detailed technical reports and associated documentation as required.

As the ideal candidate, you will bring:

Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Degree in naval architecture/ engineering with major in marine/mechanical engineering.
  • 10 years’ post-graduate experience, preferably in a naval engineering environment.
  • Sea-going experience in the merchant marine or naval environments would be beneficial.
  • Able to work within the Seaworthiness Management System.
  • Qualified to hold a Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP) delegation.
  • A current ASGVA baseline clearance or above

What we will offer you:

  • A workplace culture certified as a Great Place To Work
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Competitive salary (including annual reviews)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Income protection
  • Corporate rewards
  • Salary packaging/Novated leasing
  • Employee stock purchase plans
  • Flu shots, skin checks and private health insurance
  • Career development: Online learning, mentorship and career pathways

If you’re ready to shape tomorrow, let’s get started. Apply Now!

KBR acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea, community and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment. We encourage candidates of all abilities to apply.

As a Major Service Provider of the Australian Defence Force, an AGSVA security clearance will be required and compliance to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, our hiring decisions are based on the key requirements of each role and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and experiences.