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Advisor Asset Engineering - Asset Management & Preparedness

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Work type: full-time
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Asset Management and Preparedness

Advisor Asset Engineering - Asset Management & Preparedness
$115,565 - $134,779 + 15.4% super
Brisbane based
2 years non-ongoing


AMSA is currently raising its in-house technical/engineering capability and management framework.

Initially this role will take on the responsibility of preparing technical documents such as work instructions and standard operating procedures as well as assisting in the development of change management, and other such engineering processes that are required to support the engineering function and delivery of AtoN maintenance services.

The roles and responsibilities of the Advisor Asset Engineering will develop as AMSAs in-house engineering capability matures, transitioning to broader engineering support including:

  • Maintaining and updating technical documentation
  • Managing a modification control process
  • Managing AMSAs qualified equipment list
  • Researching and making recommendations in relation to new and emerging technologies
  • Review and interpret data and analytics to understand structure and system performance.
  • Develop and define work packages for execution by maintenance and project teams.
  • Drawing/drafting management including:
    • working with an external drafting contractor to produce new and update existing drawings
    • review of drawings for technical compliance and accuracy to AMSA standards
  • Procurement and management of engineering consultants undertaking structural condition inspections and design to support maintenance and project works
  • Provision of engineering advice in relation to AtoN maintenance and upgrades


To be successful in this position, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Relevant engineering degree/diploma and minimum of 5 years working experience in technical writing or asset management roles.
  • Highly developed skills in technical document writing.
  • Thorough understanding of engineering change management practices.
  • Ability to review complex situations, designs, technical advice etc and transfer them into simple, clear, and understandable information and actions.
  • Ability to review and interpret technical drawings including electrical and structural.
  • Thorough understanding of the management of structural assets in a marine and/or coastal environment.
  • Thorough understanding of marine AtoN systems.
  • Ability to work autonomously.

For more information about 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.


We are committed to a supportive and collaborative work environment, which is why AMSA offers:

  • Flexible work including work from home arrangements
  • Health and wellbeing programs including annual flu vaccinations and a healthy lifestyle reimbursement
  • An office-wide Christmas period shutdown (in addition to annual leave provisions)
  • An ability to work for an organisation charged with protecting our marine environments and saving lives


The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responsible for the safety of international shipping and domestic commercial vessels, protection of the environment from ship sourced pollution and search and rescue nationally.

AMSA offers unique and interesting career opportunities, and we employ around 450 people across Australia. To learn more about our organisation please visit our website.


Diversity and inclusion are a priority at AMSA.

Our role means that we impact and influence communities right across Australia, this is why it is essential that we draw on the diversity of our people to successfully deliver our mission of “ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution and rescuing people in distress”.

We are proud to have been recognised as an Inclusive Employer 2022-2023 by the Diversity Council of Australia, and continue to focus on embedding inclusive values within our organisation.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At AMSA we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway – you might just be the person we’re looking for!

We encourage applications from people of all diverse backgrounds and are committed to supporting you to reach your full potential.  You can find more information about our diversity and inclusion commitments in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.


Please complete your application on our website via the Careers at AMSA page by 1 December 2023. You will need to provide:

  • your resume (maximum of 3 pages)
  • a brief cover letter (maximum 800 words) outlining what you will bring to this role.

For any questions regarding the role please contact Daniel Atkins on 0400 940 174.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process please contact Human Resources on

AMSA does not engage staff under the APS Act. AMSA engages employees under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 and our remuneration arrangements are specific to AMSA.


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