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Safety Lead


Adelaide, SA, AU, 5000 South Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3205

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

About the role


Reporting to our ADF GSE Program Engineering Manager, the Safety Lead will be responsible providing technical expertise for in-country Australian Defence Force operations as part of our ADF Ground Support Equipment contract.


Some of your key responsibilities will include:


  • Provide safety expertise in establishing needs, requirements and specifications of new fleet and equipment requirements, business systems and processes.
  • Provide expertise in the development of Safety and Systems Engineering content for contract deliverables for new equipment acquisitions including technical data, Verification and Validation, technical reports, and introduction into service activities.
  • Carry out technical investigations and analysis to provide data for problem assessment/resolution and for design of improvements of in-service fleet and equipment.
  • Contribute to System Safety Working Groups, Hazard Logs and Product Safety Assessment process.


About you


  • Hold a relevant degree in a safety or engineering discipline;
  • With at least 3 years' relevant experience in relatable safety and / or engineering roles; or
  • Significant experience (10 + years) within safety related fields;
  • Ability to work autonomously with key team members and stakeholders;
  • Demonstrate and lead safety culture and knowledge across the ADF-GSE contract;
  • Prior experience within the Defence / Defence Industry would be advantageous;
  • Attention to detail, with the ability to author documents of a technical nature to a high level of quallity;
  • Based in Adelaide, however interstate options are considered with the ability to travel to Adelaide on a negotiated basis 


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you


  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility.
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more.
  • 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 in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver.



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 1,300 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.


To learn more about us visit


Job req #SF45374



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 feel free to provide any queries regarding the security clearance process.


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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