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KBR Communications Engineer - RF/Tactical in Canberra, Australia


Communications Engineer - RF/Tactical

Your KBR future – delivering solutions and changing the world

About KBR:

We are a company of innovators, thinkers, creators, explorers, volunteers and dreamers who all share one goal — to improve the world.

KBR delivers science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 34,000 people performing diverse, complex, and mission-critical roles in 33 countries.

For 65 years, KBR and its heritage companies are proud to have delivered some of Australia’s largest and most complex projects.

With around 2,000 employees in 6 primary offices throughout Australia, we are committed to social and environmental sustainability and delivering projects with a digital mindset driving innovation within our business and for our customers.

We help ensure mission success on land, in the air, at sea, in space and cyberspace for our defence customers. From individual technologies and services to comprehensive project delivery and mission execution, no other company can match the breadth and depth of KBR.

KBR comprises a diverse team who provide a broad spectrum of capabilities across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Our proven project teams readily address complex and multi-disciplinary activities, providing low-risk and cost-effective solutions to the defence force.

Learn more about our business here (https://kbr.foleon.com/gsapac/gs-apac-overview/) .

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 ACSSPO.


  • Investigate shortcomings 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 ACSSPO staff, LHD 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 the RP team members engaged in multi-disciplinary projects.

  • Produce detailed technical reports and associated documentation as required.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Degree in electrical engineering.

  • 8 years plus experience, preferably in a naval engineering environment.

  • Able to work with in the Seaworthiness Management System.

  • Qualified to hold a Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP) delegation

    Mandatory Requirements

  • Ability to obtain and maintain AGSVA NV1 clearance at minimum

    Benefits of KBR

  • A workplace culture certified as a Great Place To Work (Aus, India, UK & US)

  • Flexible working conditions

  • Competitive salary (including annual reviews)

  • Paid Parental leave

  • Paid Reservist leave

  • Income protection

  • Corporate rewards

  • Salary packaging/Novated leasing

  • Discounted employee stock purchase plans

  • Flu shots, skin checks and private health insurance discounts

  • 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.