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Electronics Engineer (DUS Entry)

As an Electronics Engineer, you'll serve as one of the Navy's electrical and combat systems experts.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job

Application dates

Applications Open
3 Feb 2020
Applications Close
29 Feb 2020

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Accepting International Applications
Degrees Accepted
Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Your role:

As an Electronics Engineer, you'll serve as one of the Navy's electrical and combat systems experts. You'll lead a team that maintains a variety of complex equipment, including radar, sonar, communication, navigation, combat and weapons systems. This isn't just an ordinary engineering role. You'll be able to really support and develop people, making a big difference on an everyday basis.

As the engineering authority onboard a ship, your responsibilities stretch far and wide. You're there to make sure the ship's combat and defence systems are available for the mission and work effectively and safely. To help achieve this vital task you'll work closely with other military units, Defence industries, and Government agencies. The importance of your role can't be overstated.

Some of your core duties include, but aren't limited to:

  • Leading and looking after the Electrical Engineering team
  • Monitoring system performance and failure,
  • Developing and evaluating proposed repairs,
  • Supervising and evaluating equipment trials,
  • Resource management,
  • Assigning and scheduling team members,
  • Finances relevant to your jobs.

Life as an Electronics Engineer is constantly changing, with new challenges regularly emerging as the Navy introduces new ships, technology and systems. To meet these challenges, you'll complete a variety of internal courses and will have the opportunity for postgrad training at different universities throughout your career.

In addition to your core duties, you'll also take on the role of a Divisional Officer. This means taking on leadership, management, and mentoring tasks; providing career advice to up to 50 junior and senior sailors.

There are also a wide variety of shore-based positions for periods when you are not posted to a ship including operational planning, project management, career management and general managerial engineering roles.

Life in the Navy:

A career in the Navy is a challenging and highly rewarding working environment that comes with good work/life balance, competitive salary and skills for life. You can expect to feel a unique sense of accomplishment and pride from serving and protecting our country and helping to keep our vast coastlines safe.

Life in the Navy is anything but mundane. You'll enjoy varied lifestyles, rewarding careers, opportunities to travel, and excellent social and fitness facilities, free medical and dental; all in a dynamic and fulfilling working environment.

Don't worry, it's not all life at sea—there's more to the Navy than ships, submarines and helicopters.
Some days, you might be exploring exciting new countries with your fellow crewmates. Other days, you could be stationed locally not too far from home.


When you first join the Navy and while studying for your degree at the university of your choice, you will be paid between $32,476 and $50,191 depending on your year of study.

Upon completion of your degree and initial military and employment training, you'll enjoy a competitive starting salary package of up to: $104,736 including service and uniform allowances, as well as a Maritime Allowance (if applicable).

In addition to your salary, including while you are at university, you will receive generous superannuation, housing subsidies and free medical and dental care.

Apply Now:

If you're an Australian citizen and completed at least six months of an Engineers Australia accredited four-year engineering degree or 18 months of a five-year program, apply for this role and get sponsored to finish your degree and receive the benefits of a salary, superannuation and housing subsidies while you study.

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