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URDEF Resolution Officer - Fixed Term 12 months

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Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Rockingham, Australia, 6168

Company: Babcock

  • Significant Defence Projects
  • Collaborative team
  • 12 month contract


About the role

The URDEF (Urgent Defeects) Resolution Officer (12 month contract) is responsible for providing support to the URDEF Manager and Ship Maintenance teams for the effective management of ANZAC Class URDEFs. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Review URDEF Signals daily to maintain a class view and identify any trends on ANZAC Class; 
  • Review signals to identify deficiencies and ensure Royal Australian Navy (RAN) protocols are being adhered to; 
  • Draft and release daily P1 URDEF status reports as designated by the URDEF Manager; 
  • Provide out of hours management support for URDEFs on the ANZAC Class as designated by the URDEF Manager; 
  • Advise URDEF Resolution priority for conflicting resources; 
  • Assist with complex repair plans. In particular, where reach back into Defence is required; 
  • Provide training/mentoring of MA/PM in the support of URDEFs; 
  • Sponsoring as CoA representative, Contractor access and access passes to support URDEF Resolution;  
  • Provide surge capacity to support Ship teams as directed by the URDEF Manager; 
  • Act as the Project Manager for ASSC EMAs; 
  • Provide assistance to resolve technical queries in support of ANZAC Class platforms; 
  • Identify risks associated with delivery of sustainment to the ANZAC Class, acting as Risk Owner; and   
  • Support the development and maintenance of the Maintenance Management Plan.  


About you

  • Extensive Naval/maritime engineering experience in maintenance and defect management; 
  • Knowledge of engineering maintenance practices; 
  • Substantial experience working in Engineering or Defence projects (technical background in Electronic/Electrical/Mechanical or Marine systems); 
  • Experience in a complex alliance environment; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to organise and prioritise demands, handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously, set and meet deadlines and follow-through within a fast paced environment with multiple and competing demands; 
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite of products, in particular, Word; Excel and Project A solid understanding and commitment to the principles of workplace diversity and equity; 
  • Proven ability to make sound judgments with superior problem-solving skills; 
  • Must either hold, or be eligible to obtain, an Australian Defence NV1 Security Clearance;  
  • Eligible for access to International Traffic in Arms Regulated (ITAR) data; and 
  • Construction Induction Card (White Card). 


What we offer you

  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We offer flexible working arrangements where possible to help employees find the right balance between work and home life;
  • 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 be Rewarded 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 we Recognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day.


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 1,600 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.


This position will work within our subsidiary Naval Ship Management (NSM), which provides asset management solutions to the Australian maritime sector. Working closely with supply chain partners, NSM provides cost-effective and responsive solutions that optimise the availability, capability, and seaworthiness of critical maritime assets. NSM supports assets across the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet – most notably the Anzac Class Frigates as a member of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) and the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), LHD Landing Craft (LLC) and associated assets as the Asset Class Prime Contractor.


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.


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