APS6, Assistant Chief Marine Engineer, Air and Marine Capability Branch

Salary negotiable (Salary + 15.4% Super + Allowances), Canberra Based, Minimum Baseline Clearance Required.

Overview of the Branch and Section:

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is an operationally independent body under the Home Affairs Portfolio.  The ABF is responsible for operational activity that supports the Australian Governments border protection, investigations, compliance, detention and enforcement functions. 

Within the ABF, Air and Marine Capability Branch (AMCB) is responsible for the capability management of a fleet of air and marine surveillance, patrol and response assets.  Our capabilities include ocean going patrol boats, shallow water and coastal response vessels and contracted aircraft.  AMCB operates in a complex, challenging and changing environment that is characterised by a continual high tempo of operations.


About the role:

The Assistant Chief Marine Engineer will assist in establishing engineering policies and procedures and will contribute to fleet engineering in the compilation and assessment of Engineering Change proposals, Requests for Deviation, Repair Plans and Engineering reviews, ISM Code Certificate of Compliance Audits and Safety Management Certificate Audits to ensure the operational reliability of the ABF Fleet. 

The Assistant Chief Marine Engineers salary is negotiable and allowances may apply-any offer remains at the agencys discretion.


Our ideal candidate:

With a minimum of two years experience sea time or shore time in a shipyard environment our ideal candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Marine Engineering or an equivalent recognised qualification.  You will have good team skills, strong written and oral communication skills and a proven ability to work with limited day to day direction to achieve expected results in a complex and sensitive environment. 


Specific duties/responsibilities:

  • Support the maintenance of regulatory models that govern engineering services to ensure alignment with Australian and international protocols.
  • Develop policies and procedures.
  • Prepare reports and briefings relating to marine engineering matters.


Role requirements/qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Marine Engineering or an equivalent recognised qualification.
  • Minimum two years experience sea time or shore time in a shipyard environment.
  • Strong understanding of the role of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Classification Societies.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant Australian and international legislation and standards.
  • Sound briefing and communication skills.
  • Possess or able to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance.


If you think this role sounds like you and youd like to work in a friendly, high quality team then the Australian Border Force welcomes your application.


To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Fulfil the Departments minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process
  • Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance
  • Obtain and maintain a current Employment Suitability Clearance
  • Undergo a health assessment (where applicable).

Mandatory (and where applicable, role specific) screening questions are used within the application to ensure all successful applicants meet these minimum requirements of the Department.


A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies within the next 12 months for both ongoing and non-ongoing roles.

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability and people from other diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and supports employee's to reach their full potential.


Opportunity type:

Ongoing-Full time



13/07/2020 $0 Perth 1 Engineering
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