First listed on: 04 November 2021
Discipline Lead Torpedo Guidance and Control Technology Development 

Executive Level 2
$123,159 - $147,828 (plus Super)
Edinburgh - SA

The Role

As the Discipline Lead Torpedo Guidance and Control Technology Development, you will lead, supervise, mentor and develop a multidisciplinary team conducting research and providing advice to Defence on undersea weapons guidance and control technologies with an emphasis on detection, classification, localisation, and sensor control technologies for torpedoes and related systems. You will collaborate with other DSTG researchers and teams, and apply your knowledge of acoustic detection, classification, localisation and sensor control to develop technologies to improve torpedo operational performance, and communicate and deliver these outcomes to Defence and our international partners, as appropriate. The scope of work includes working with national and international stakeholders, academia, industry, and government laboratories. You may also be required to plan, commit, phase and expend allocated funds for science and technology plans.

About our Team

Undersea Weapons Systems Group within Maritime Division undertakes research and development in support of Defence undersea weapons capabilities, including but not limited to science and technology developments with our USA alliance partners for the Mark 48 Heavyweight torpedo Armaments Cooperative Program and the Advanced Lightweight Torpedo Project Arrangement. The group is also involved in submarine and surface ship torpedo defence and countermeasure systems, and supports operations, trials, and acquisition activities.

Our Ideal Candidate
The Discipline Lead Torpedo Guidance and Control Technology Development will demonstrate knowledge and experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Detection, classification, localisation, and sensor control technologies
  • Sonar systems engineering and technology development
  • Maritime platforms, weapons systems engineering and tactics
  • Torpedo, torpedo defence systems, torpedo countermeasure technologies and threats
  • Modelling, simulation and analysis of undersea warfare and weapons systems

The Discipline Lead Torpedo Guidance and Control Technology Development will have experience in leading and managing a research work program, building partnerships with other researchers, and developing partnerships with external agencies in government, academia, industry, and internationally. They will work under limited direction, with initiative and self-motivation, and possess the ability to work in an environment with evolving requirements, scope, and priorities. They will be accountable for delivering the work program, providing high quality and specialist advice and delivering real capability outcomes for Defence.

Application Closing Date: Thursday 2 December 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DSTG/05417/21 on


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