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Defence Experts - On Demand 
Experienced contractors right when you need them, for however long you need them. 
Here are just some of our in-demand contractors and skills immediately available and uniquely qualified to step in at short notice to support critical Defence projects, either on a full or part time basis. 

Based in locations across Australia, these contract candidates are open to remote and interstate work and come with a variety of engineering, ILS and project management backgrounds.

We are working on giving you instant access to all the Experts we know, but for now take a look at a taster below. 

Kinexus organises the contracts and makes the no-obligation introduction for a quick, easy and efficient process. 

See someone that could be useful? Click through for more information or get in touch below.

ACT
30+ years experience 
NAVAL ARCHITECT
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Design reviews of naval projects
  • Risk assessment
  • Engineering review

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Member of Royal Institution of Naval Architects
  • Assistant Director Platform Performance (Naval)
  • Assistant Director Engineering Concepts and Capability and Naval Architecture

How could I help?
  • Seaworthiness - ship structures, stability, vulnerability, survivability
  • Ship classification

BASELINE
Canberra. Open to any interstate location for part time roles
30+ years experience, Naval acquisition projects
PROGRAM MANAGER
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • High level review of cost, task, timelines
  • Tender preparation and review
  • Engineering oversight and review

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture)
  • Masters Engineering Science
  • Masters in Strategic Studies
  • Project Director SEA1180 Offshore Combatant Vessel (2012)
  • Project Director Emerging Projects

How could I help?
  • Naval production
  • Engineering management

NV1
Canberra
20+ years' experience 
SECURITY CONSULTANT
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Write and implement security policies and procedures 
  • Ensure frameworks are met (PSPF, ISM, DSM)
  • Accreditation of ICT systems and physical facilities 
  • Accreditation of ICT centric weapons systems and platforms 

  • Diploma in Management
  • Cert IV in Business 
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
  • Certification, Risk and Vulnerability Manager 
  • Security Specialist 

How could I help?
  • ICT, physical and personal security 
  • Policy frameworks
  • Risk and assurance 

NV2
Canberra. Open to any interstate locations
30 years experience, 10 years in Defence industry 
SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Business plans
  • Analyse business requirements and recommend solutions
  • Align solution architecture with enterprise architecture
  • Advice/guidance ICT infrastructure 
  • Strategic advice 

  • PhD in (Software) Engineering
  • Msc in Computer Science
  • Bsc in Mathematics
  • Senior Solutions Architect 
  • ICT Architect
  • ICT Consultant & Lecturer in Mathematics

How could I help?
  • ICT Infrastructure 
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Solutions design

NV1
Canberra. Would consider Melbourne or Sydney locations
20+ years experience 
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Bid preparation including developing subcontracts and SOWs
  • Relationship management
  • Requirements definition, project plans, baseline development
  • Program or project management 

  • Associate Degree of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma of Telecommunications - Army
  • Various project management qualifications including Grad Dip, PMP, Prince
  • Ex-Army signals
  • Projects, Systems and Hardware Manager 
  • Principal Consultant 

How could I help?
  • Project delivery - acquisition and through life support
  • Aerospace and communications projects
  • Electrical and electronic systems

NV1
Canberra
PROJECT MANAGER 
NSW
30+ years of Defence project experience
PROGRAM MANAGER
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Solving complex issues 
  • Project management and financial guidance
  • Strategic initiatives
  • Maintenance and asset management advice

  • Master of Engineering Studies
  • Graduate Diploma Asset Management
  • Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Ordnance Engineering
  • Director of Reform of Navy’s maintenance reform (Rizzo) Program
  • Director Major Surface Ships projects
  • SPO Director – Guided Weapons Acquisition and In-Service Support projects

How could I help?
  • Aircraft, weapons, UAVs, surface ships
  • Maintenance, asset management and in-service support
  • Program and financial management 
NV1
NSW. Sydney or Canberra preferred
30+ years' experience
CONSULTANT PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Strategic engineering guidance and advice
  • Subject matter expertise - combat systems
  • Operational and capability development 

  • Chartered Professional Engineer - FIEAust CPEng
  • Master of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
  • Advanced Certificate in Vocational Training 
  • Principal Technical Advisor 
  • Engineering Operations Manager 
  • Program Manager ($65 million)

How could I help?
  • Surface ships and submarines
  • Combat systems
  • Whole-of-life engineering solutions 

NV1
Sydney. Open to any interstate location
30+ years' experience in Defence and Defence industry 
ILS SPECIALIST 
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • ILS analysis (RAM, LORA, LCC)
  • Bid/tender support - write ILS SOW, deliverables, DIDs
  • Subject matter expertise 

  • Associate Diploma (Electronics Maintenance - Engineering)
  • Certificate of Technology (Aircraft Avionics)
  • LSA Consultant
  • ILS Project Engineer
  • Avionics Systems Technician

How could I help?
  • ILS analysis
  • Technical publications including ILS Plans
  • Aerospace, naval and communications projects
  • Acquisition and sustainment  
NV1
NSW. Open to interstate opportunities
15+ years' experience in Defence industry
PROCUREMENT EXECUTIVE
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Procurement and operational process improvement
  • Senior leadership
  • Business transformation
  • Defence procurement strategy

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Associate Member CIPSA (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Australia)
  • Director Strategic Projects
  • Manager Strategic Procurement 
  • Group Procurement Manager (Defence prime)

How could I help?
  • Operations and business management
  • Procurement and supply chain
  • Stakeholder management 

NV1
Sydney
QLD
15+ years experience
ILS MANAGER
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • ILS Analysis and technical support
  • Technical writing
  • Contract negotiation using ASDEFCON

  • Diploma Project Management
  • Apprenticeship in Heavy Engineering
  • Through Life Support Manager ($54mil contract)

How could I help?
  • Heavy vehicle maintenance and sustainment
  • EMEI, RODUM, LCC, fault analysis
  • Maintenance schedule

NV1
Brisbane
30+ years experience 
SENIOR MANAGER - AERO
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Complex problem solving
  • Program management
  • Change management
  • Strategy development

  • Chartered Professional Engineer
  • BEng Aeromechanical Systems Engineering
  • General Manager Estate Maintenance and Operational Services ($80mil)
  • Aerospace Account Director – major aerospace sustainment programs

How could I help?
  • Facilities and asset management
  • Engineering assurance and management
  • Bid and capture management

NV1
Brisbane. Open to any interstate location
20+ years experience in Defence and Defence Industry  
C2I PROJECT CONSULTANT
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Develop business solutions to meet Defence requirements
  • Strategy and capture management 
  • Leading large scale C2I or ICT infrastructure programs
  • Advice on Defence purchasing processes 

  • Masters Business and Technology UNSW
  • DISC Graduate 2017
  • Defence Director
  • C2I Project Manager 
  • Defence Account Business Development 

How could I help?
  • ICT Infrastructure and ICT managed services projects
  • Command and Control systems
  • Project or Program management 

NV2
Brisbane. Open to any interstate location
15+ years experience   
QUALITY AND RISK MANAGER
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Design and implement quality assurance processes (technical and operational)
  • Risk management including WHS 
  • Identify business inefficiencies and implement change management 
  • ITIL v3 Foundation Certificate
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) - Electrical & Electronic Engineering 
  • Quality Assurance Engineering & Risk Manager (Defence prime)
  • Repair/Sustainment Manager (Defence prime)
  • Systems Integrator and Maintainer 

How could I help?
  • ICT, communications and cyber Defence systems 
  • Test, measurement and fault finding 
  • Quality assurance and risk management 

NV1
Sunshine Coast. Open to any interstate location
SA
30+ years experience 
PROJECT MANAGER
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Project Delivery
  • Defence capability introduction into service
  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Bids and tender development

  • Advanced Diploma of Project Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Group General Manager, Defence consultancy
  • Engineering Manager

How could I help?
  • Engineering management
  • Commercial and contract management
  • Tender development, review and assessment

NV1
Adelaide. Open to interstate location for short term roles 
30+ years experience 
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ENGINEER 
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Capability definition and realisation 
  • Feasibility studies
  • Systems engineering subject matter expert 

  • Master of Engineering Management 
  • Bachelor of Engineering 
  • Systems Engineering Manager 
  • Communications Engineer - SEA5000

How could I help?
  • Defence communications systems 
  • ASDEFCON 
  • Risk management 

NV1
Adelaide
30+ years' in Defence industry 
ILS SPECIALIST 
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Provide subject matter expertise on asset management disciplines - maintenance, supply, performance management 
  • Business process optimisation (asset management)
  • Configuration and data management 

  • Project Management Diploma
  • Technical Writing Diploma 
  • Trade Diploma (Motor Mechanic)
  • ILS Manager - Defence program
  • Defence Bid Consultant 
  • Business Analyst 

How could I help?
  • Asset management and maintenance analysis 
  • Supply chain analysis 
  • Defence bids and tenders (ASDEFCON)

NV1
Adelaide. Open to any interstate location
VIC
30+ years experience in Defence and Defence Industry
DEFENCE CONSULTANT
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • High level strategy and tender preparation
  • Proof of concept
  • Certification and seaworthiness
  • Senior Leadership
  • Chartered Marine Engineer (professional)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) 
  • Master International Relations
  • Project Director, Rebuild Navy Engineering (RAN)
  • Project Director, Workforce Modelling, Forecasting and Analysis (RAN)
  • Chief Engineer at Hydro SPO 

How could I help?
  • Marine Engineering and Maintenance Management
  • Operations and Risk Management
  • Change Leadership
NV1
Melbourne. Open to any interstate location
12+ years Defence scheduling experience
SENIOR PROJECT SCHEDULER
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Managing complex schedules including sub-schedules
  • Create schedule from scratch or review

  • PMBOK certified
  • PRINCE2 certified
  • Senior Scheduler on Defence projects including LAND8140, JNT8190, JP2047, JP2077

How could I help?
  • OPP, MS Project, Primavera P6
  • Objective, Cobra, PREDICT

NV1
Melbourne
20+ years experience in Australia and overseas
EVM CONSULTANT
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Introduction of EVM systems and processes
  • Development of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Transformation and implementation of Project Controls processes and tools
  • Training and coaching on EVM and Project Controls 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Trainer and consultant - EVM

How could I help?
  • Project Controls
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Cobra 
AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN
Melbourne. Open to any interstate location 
30+ years experience 
ILS PROFESSIONAL 
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Complex aircraft system maintenance
  • Logistics analysis
  • Training development and delivery
  • Technical writing 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Master of Engineering (Systems Engineering)
  • Advanced Cert in Vocational Training Systems
  • Manager Training Design Development and Testing
  • Senior Logistics Support Specialist 

How could I help?
  • Training development and delivery
  • Aircraft Systems (mechanical and avionic)
  • ILS Analysis
BASELINE
Melbourne
WA
20+ years experience
QUALITY, HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT MANAGER
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Ensure contractual regulations are adhered to
  • Compliance
  • Write and review business improvement plans

  • Diploma of Business - Quality Auditing
  • Certified Asset Management Auditor
  • Compliance Manager for ANZAC maintenance contract
  • Quality Manager for Armidale Class Patrol Boats

How could I help?
  • Knowledge of industry standards ISO9001, AS4801, ISO14001

NV1
Perth. Open to any interstate location
30+ years experience in Defence and Defence Industry
NAVAL CONSULTANT
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Senior Leadership
  • Risk assessment
  • Naval Quality management
  • Business process improvement

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture)
  • Master of Engineering Management Tailored MBA
  • GM CIVMEC
  • Country Manager Australian Bureau of Shipping

How could I help?
  • Naval Architecture
  • Ship classification
  • Auditing, safety, compliance

Aus Citizen, previous clearance
Perth. Open to any interstate location
25+ years' experience in Defence and Defence industry 
ASSET MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT 
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • ILS development 
  • Asset management advice 
  • Bid and proposal management 

  • Diploma of Project Management 
  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering Control Systems
  • Associate Diploma of Engineering in Electronic Systems Maintenance 
  • Support Programs Manager 
  • Sustainment Manager 
  • Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer 

How could I help?
  • Integrated Logistics Support
  • Naval Weapons and Power Generation
  • ISO5000 Asset Management Standard

NV1
Perth. Open to any interstate location
40 year career in uniform (Regular Army and reservist)
DEFENCE STRATEGY CONSULTANT
Skills
Previous Key Roles
Qualifications
  • Develop or advise on Defence and national security strategy 
  • Project health checks
  • Peer reviews of the complete range of Defence project management documents
  • Drafting capability documents

  • Graduate Diploma Strategic Studies
  • Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Telecommunications Management) 
  • Director Combat and Operational Support Systems, DMO (2004 -2005)
  • Army Signals Force Modernisation Review
  • Vice President of Royal United Services Institute of WA

How could I help?
  • Land or joint projects
  • Acquisition or sustainment Program/Project management
  • Telecommunications and electronic equipment 

NV1
Perth. Open to interstate locations for short term roles

We are talking to candidates every day and have access to more great professionals; get in touch with Sophie , she'd be happy to give you a rundown of all skill sets available. 

Throughout Sophie’s three and a half years with Kinexus she has built an in-depth knowledge of the Australian Defence market. Focusing on contract recruitment, Sophie has successfully supported Defence primes, consultancies, PSPs and suppliers with high quality and reliable contractors to assist on critical Defence projects. Having formerly focused on the Victorian and WA markets, Sophie now turns her attention nationally and will be the key point of contact for Kinexus' growing contractor base. 

Give her a call, send her a text or shoot through an email - she'll be glad to tell you more. Seriously, she won't stop. 

srichards@kinexus.com.au | 03 9982 0304 | 0439 606 221 | Connect on LinkedIn
Want to know more? Or can't find what you're looking for? Give Sophie a call.