Business description:

We provide services to the Defence either via industry partners or to Defence directly. We offers consulting, acquisition, and engineering services to Defence primarily for acquisition projects. We are proud to be flexible and agile in what we do and how we do it. We are able to prioritise people over process and policy and are focused on delivering tangible capability and services to Defence and our partners. We are presently growing our systems engineering capability with a focus on developing graduates into consulting engineers working on leading acquisition projects.

Projects / tasks:

We have two candidate projects for potential interns to contribute to.

1. Working alongside our resources within the Explosive Ordinance Branch you will provide systems engineering support to a software implementation project for the EO Branch. This project is implementing a new system that enables the comprehensive configuration management of ADF ordinance across Army Navy and Air Force.

2. Our Framework Development: we have a generic framework for the re-engineering of defence capability acquisition and sustainment, which we wish to implement into a software based solution. This project requires the analysis of the existing framework and the design, coding and implementation of the solution. This task will provide the candidates an opportunity to scope, plan and execute a project to deliver the Framework reporting to us as the “client” as well as working along side the software vendor.

Technical skills:

Successful candidates would require a sound understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle and software engineering practices and have demonstrated ability to code and effectively test software. We do not require specific skills in a coding language, but a demonstrated working knowledge of software development tools, operating systems, systems administration, and database management is highly regarded. An interest and/or understanding of cloud computing (AWS/Azure) and relevant networking technologies is a bonus as is an understanding of Cyber and/or identity management.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Interpersonal skills are highly regarded with the ability to communicate openly and demonstrate active listening skills. Ability to self-start and monitor tasks is highly regarded as is understanding of when to ask for assistance.

Business description:

A long-standing Defence contractor, supporting key Defence aviation, maritime and land capabilities through our specialised engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, materials processing, and supply chain management functions. We are renowned for our key commitments to Defence, including:

  1. Manufacturing landing gear and hydraulic components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
  2. Design and implementation of repairs for aircraft landing gear systems, and other aircraft functional components.
  3. Design and implementation of Supersonic Particle Deposition & Laser Additive Deposition (Additive Metal) repairs for aircraft landing gear systems

We provide engineering interns with a unique opportunity to gain experience in the range of technologies we use to effectively sustain Defence’s aerospace, maritime and land capabilities including:

  • Design and implementation of precision manufacturing and maintenance tasks;
  • Non-destructive testing;
  • Corrosion protection and surface finishing;
  • Design of Traditional and Additive Material repairs including the state-of-the-art metallic repair techniques Supersonic Particle Deposition and Laser Additive Deposition.

Projects / tasks:

Design of tooling, fixtures and jigs to support the manufacture, processing & assembly of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter components. The project is part of our F-35 JSF manufacturing and maintenance program. The project involves observing the manual metallic processing of manufactured parts, and designing and implementing workflow processes and equipment which accelerate the schedule but without compromising safety or quality. The project feeds into our existing F-35 JSF manufacturing and maintenance program, and assures our ongoing competitiveness for future JSF export opportunities.

Design of component repairs and test fixtures to support the maintenance of the F/A-18 Hornet, MH60R Romeo, CH-47 Chinook and other Defence platforms. We are a global leader in the design and implementation of Additive Material (AM) repairs for the FA-18 Hornet. We are constantly seeking to reduce reliance on traditional repairs, and to increase our AM repair capabilities to include an additional range of components and structures. The project involves redesigning traditional repairs using AM technology. The project feeds into our existing F-18, CH-47 and MH-60R Romeo maintenance programs, and assures our ongoing competitiveness for future F-35 JSF and MH-60R Romeo maintenance export opportunities.

Technical skills:

Some CATIA experience is highly desirable.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

An intern that would thrive with us is an aspiring engineer with the following characteristics:

  • Enthusiastic, curious and willing to get involved;
  • Team player, but able to work autonomously on tasks;
  • Maintain a focus on safety at all times; and
  • Excited to explore Defence engineering as a possible career.

A mechanical, aerospace or materials engineering degree would be well suited. The ideal Engineering Intern is a person who seeks to understand new technologies and processes, and use that understanding to sustain and improve engineering, maintenance, and manufacturing performance.

Business description:

We develop autonomous detection solutions for airborne search and surveillance applications with Defence and civil security organisations. Our core focus is software processing high resolution video in real-time but our solutions now extend to include design and specification of custom hardware to add cameras, processing and locational hardware to manned and unmanned aircraft. We have supplied solutions to ADF, primarily Army and Navy, and also provide solutions to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Overseas our systems are deployed with US Army, US Coast Guard, Canadian Defence and many other forces.

We are undertaking an innovation contract with the Defence Innovation Hub, called “Future ISR Sensing – Multi-Domain Optical Radar”

Projects / tasks:

A range of high priority engineering requirements to design and develop mounts for cameras and systems into pods to be deployed on aircraft.

Technical skills:

CAD (preferably SolidWorks)

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Strong interest in aviation, embedded systems, video cameras, systems integration. Self motivated, flexible, independent.

Business description:

We provide services to the Defence either via industry partners or to Defence directly. We offers consulting, acquisition, and engineering services to Defence primarily for acquisition projects. We are proud to be flexible and agile in what we do and how we do it. We are able to prioritise people over process and policy and are focused on delivering tangible capability and services to Defence and our partners. We are presently growing our systems engineering capability with a focus on developing graduates into consulting engineers working on leading acquisition projects.

Projects / tasks:

We have two candidate projects for potential interns to contribute to.

1. Working alongside our resources within the Explosive Ordinance Branch you will provide systems engineering support to a software implementation project for the EO Branch. This project is implementing a new system that enables the comprehensive configuration management of ADF ordinance across Army Navy and Air Force.

2. Our Framework Development: we have a generic framework for the re-engineering of defence capability acquisition and sustainment, which we wish to implement into a software based solution. This project requires the analysis of the existing framework and the design, coding and implementation of the solution. This task will provide the candidates an opportunity to scope, plan and execute a project to deliver the Framework reporting to us as the “client” as well as working along side the software vendor.

Technical skills:

Successful candidates would require a sound understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle and software engineering practices and have demonstrated ability to code and effectively test software. We do not require specific skills in a coding language, but a demonstrated working knowledge of software development tools, operating systems, systems administration, and database management is highly regarded. An interest and/or understanding of cloud computing (AWS/Azure) and relevant networking technologies is a bonus as is an understanding of Cyber and/or identity management.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Interpersonal skills are highly regarded with the ability to communicate openly and demonstrate active listening skills. Ability to self-start and monitor tasks is highly regarded as is understanding of when to ask for assistance.

Business Description

A space services company focused on the development and deployment of a 200+ satellite constellation to provide Air Traffic Management services globally. We design and manufacture satellites in-house, developing systems and engineering solutions to enable the spacecrafts operations.

Projects / tasks

Develop design solutions for payload hold-down and release mechanism for constellation spacecraft.

Technical Skills

Mechanical design skills (Stress analysis, CAD, Test and Verification).

Interpersonal skills

Team working, goal directed, practical.

 

Business Description

We have developed a model-based engineering decision support solution that provides the integrated analyses required to conduct engineering risk management. This program digitizes RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety) and CBM (Condition-Based Maintenance) analysis to optimise the design and sustainment of complex, mission / safety-critical systems.

Projects / tasks

Development of our software solution including but not limited to:

  1. Research and specification of defined analyses and processes for safety analysis based on international standards into defined functionality and workflows
  2. Specification of analysis outputs to industry standards to ensure compliance
  3. Conduct of analyses on example system models to validate functionality and usability of the process

Technical skills

Ideally, candidates will have completed subjects on control systems theory.  If candidates have experience with programs such as Amesim, SysML, Capella, that would also be well regarded but by no means necessary.

Intern interpersonal qualities

Communication skills are important, rapid knowledge acquisition / application capability, preferably penultimate or final year students that could transition to FTE or PTE upon completion of internship.

Bright, personable candidates eager to prove themselves and apply theoretical knowledge to real data-science and engineering applications. Candidates who are involved in extra-curricular activities (data-science/engineering-related or otherwise [past interns were involved in Robogals, Formula SAE, local sports, etc.]) well regarded.

Candidates with broad and varying backgrounds / work experience (different cultural backgrounds, worked in different non-engineering industries [i.e., hospitality, retail, finance, etc.], lived in different cities/countries).

Business description:

A  space  engineering  company dedicated  to  next  generation  space  operations, using machine learning and gaming graphics to greatly reduce the challenge of operating spacecraft. The company has active laboratories in Sydney, Adelaide and Colorado. We sell operations services and spaceflight software to both government and civil customers to include the Australian Defence Force, Fortune 500 and NewSpace companies, US Space Force, and NASA.  Our flight operations service, the “Responsive Space Operations Centre” (RSOC) is the  Australian Space Agency’s national mission control centre. We specialise in large constellations and fleet control (100+ satellite) and machine learning applications to space.

We have a Defence Innovation Hub contract to develop an intelligent data fusion network to process a large number of space objects. This is a Phase II project which combines machine learning with our heritage space operations capability for the RAAF.

Additionally, we run the Pacific Cell of SACT, which is a joint multinational exercise which involves the ADF, USSF, and French Space Command.

Projects / tasks:

Space Operations Tasks:

Space operation interns can work on a variety of tasks, including: design and review of processes, procedures and spacecraft commands; design and implementation of report generation tools; design and implementation of diagnostic tools; assisting with spacecraft operations (space traffic management and spacecraft control). Operator tools testing; GUI design; flight data analysis and review; research and development into analytical tools useful for space operations.  In between development tasks, space operation interns will assist senior operators in real space operation campaigns.

Software/Data Engineering Tasks:

Software/Data Engineers can assist with the development of our Mission Management Board software; Public Satellite Research and Analysis database development;  development of operational tools;  and telemetry and command database integration. In between development tasks, software/data engineering interns will assist senior operators in real space operation campaigns.

Technical skills:

Space Operations: competencies in some or all of the following

  • Orbital Mechanics
  • Mechanical and Electrical systems
  • Satellite systems
  • 3D Dynamics
  • Python
  • git
  • C#

Software/Data Engineering: competencies in some or all of the following

  • Python
  • C/C++/C#
  • git
  • Linux environments
  • Web development
  • Cloud services and development

Intern interpersonal qualities:

What we want:

  • Engineers, tinkerers, and builders.
  • People who are passionate about space.
  • People who are not afraid to make mistakes
  • Good interpersonal skills

Business description:

We design/manufacture of all components of a launch vehicle (rocket) system. These include but are not limited to; metallic and composite components (carbon fiber etc), aerodynamic design, energetics (propellant), guidance systems (mechanisms and technology to guide a rocket), ground station (tracking/communications/control/monitoring etc) and aerothermodynamics.

Projects / tasks:

Interns will have the opportunity to participate in projects across the variety of engineering specialties around the design/manufacture of all components of a launch vehicle (rocket) system. These include but are not limited to; metallic and composite components (carbon fiber etc), aerodynamic design, energetics (propellant), guidance systems (mechanisms and technology to guide a rocket), ground station (tracking/communications/control/monitoring etc) and aerothermodynamics.

Technical skills

Basic CAD skills, basic programming skills and/or basic understanding of electronic design.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Good written and oral communication, as well as developed collaboration skills required.

Business description:

Australian company specialising in design and build in composite materials for aerospace, maritime and energy-related projects.

Projects / tasks:

Current projects involve working on Super hornet and growler pods and Collins submarine light weight replacement structures, Collins submarine new flank array fairings and AWD composite floors.

Technical skills:

Introduction to Aerospace Engineering and Design skills, CAD capabilities, FE modelling (Structural analysis, CFD)

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The ideal intern would be one who is a self-starter, motivated and produces tangible outputs rather than ‘hold down a chair’ for 12 weeks. Practical hands-on design skills are strongly desired. Work autonomously, strong problem solvers, able to communicate with various stakeholders (ie. engineering, production, suppliers, customers)

Business Description:

Our company is building the next generation of advanced robotic arms. We design, test, and manufacture advanced robotic arm solutions for harsh environments such as underwater, nuclear, and land. Our high quality, state-of-the-art robotic manipulators help operators push the boundaries of inspection and intervention. Our customers include military organisations, service providers for the oil and gas industry conducting pipe and tank inspections, marine scientists, and the autonomous robotics research community.

Projects / Tasks:

During an Internship with our company, you will get exposure to the most advanced robotic arms in the world and be given opportunities to understand them further from a mechanical, electrical, software, or mechatronics perspective, depending on your engineering discipline and interests. Tasks in the internship will include:

  • Mechanical Design of new components in CAD Software, Software Design of new Interface Features, Electrical Design of new circuitry
  • Manufacturing prototypes via 3D printing and machining. Testing these prototypes against your assumptions
  • Production verification of our product range
  • Real-world testing. Deploy and test our robotic arms on real vehicles
  • Ad hoc engineering for design modifications and other activities
  • Presentation of ideas to the wider Blueprint Lab team
  • Participation in weekly Blueprint Lab team catch-ups, communicating your current work including trials and triumphs

Technical Skills :

Mechanical (Solidworks or similar CAD knowledge)
Electrical (Altium or similar PCB software)
Software (Python and/or C++)
Mechatronics (Control Theory etc)

Interpersonal Skills:

A sense of real passion, usually demonstrated through a portfolio or example home project outside of their university degree; Proactive; Critical Thinking; Creativity