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Senior Naval Architect

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Work type: full-time
Location: Flexible
Categories: Vessel Safety Unit

Senior Naval Architect

$127,129 – $147,377 + superannuation (15.4%)

Flexible Location




At the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), we acknowledge the value diversity brings. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, people with a disability and people from other diverse backgrounds.

AMSA is Australia’s National agency responsible for coordinating maritime and aviation search and rescue. We regulate domestic commercial vessels, Australian and foreign shipping – from 12 metre prawn trawlers to 350 metre liquefied natural gas tankers, and everything commercial in between. We are also responsible for protecting Australia’s precious marine environments like the Great Barrier Reef, from the impacts of shipping.

Our stakeholders are just as diverse as our role but our mission connects them all and inspires our people to make a real difference every day – “Safe and clean seas, saving lives”.  AMSA offers unique and challenging career opportunities, and we employ around 430 people across Australia.  To learn more about our organisation please visit our website.



As the Senior Naval Architect you will take a leading role in the Vessel Safety Unit to deliver technical advice and expertise in naval architecture to support their goal in maximising compliance with National Law and supporting safety outcomes.

Specifically in this role, you will be responsible for reviewing structural and stability assessments and approvals; providing advice on applications for exemptions, equivalences, approvals and certification under the National Law. You will also play a key role in accreditation, audits, assessment and monitoring activities relating to private accredited surveyors.

Reporting the Principal Naval Architect you will be a part of a dedicated and results driven team of professionals

This role will be located in either Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart or Coffs Harbour.



To be successful in this position, you will have solid foundations within the Australian Maritime industry with experience operating at a senior capacity.

You will have knowledge and understanding of domestic vessel survey regimes, modern audits and investigation techniques. Your understanding of the application of national and international standards and conventions will be key to your success. Having your finger on the pulse will excite you and you will be passionate about providing high quality solutions and monitoring developments to deliver and promote safe operations.

You will be a natural promoter and influencer, with an ability to engage and network with a variety of stakeholders. You will possess strong presentation, written and verbal capacities and you will be technically qualified in a naval architecture discipline.

For a full list of prerequisites and required capabilities for this role, please refer to the position description.

Note: Information about our terms and conditions of employment are contained in the AMSA Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.



Please complete your application on our website via the Careers at AMSA page by 11:55pm Sunday 25 October 2020. You will need to provide:

  • your resume
  • a one page pitch (maximum 800 words) outlining how your skills and experience meet the  requirements of the role – please see link to the position description for full details.

If you would like more information about this role and how it contributes to AMSA’s mission, please contact Steve McCoombe, Principal Naval Architect on 02 8918 1310 or 0428 968 271.

If you are having difficulties or have questions about our online recruitment system, please contact Human Resources on 02-6279 5520.


Under the AMSA Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019, an appointee’s commencement salary will normally be based on the minimum salary point for each classification level.


Position Description

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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