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

We supply innovative products and solutions in the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (ISREW) domain. We deliver projects using a tailored engineering process to meet demanding functional and performance requirements and client expectations. Central to our value proposition is our ability to work closely with our clients and blend Science and Technology (S&T), innovation and reliable engineering principles to ensure our solutions maintain the edge.  Our background and pedigree in working with the Department of Defence has enabled us to establish a strong S&T capability across the aerospace, land and maritime domains.

Projects / tasks

Design, development, integration, and verification of software for a Defence centred project. Software is to be designed, developed, integrated, and verified within our engineering management framework.

Technical skills

Software Development skills – C++/Python
Software Engineering Principles – Design, Integration, Implementation, Test
Operating Systems – Linux, Windows

Intern interpersonal qualities

Demonstrated teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills coupled with a strong desire to learn.

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

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 create intelligent environmental engineering solutions. We collaborate with our clients to deliver innovative and environmentally responsible programs. We have five distinct Business Areas:

  1. Defence: remediation of sites contaminated with UXO, CWAs and TRWs; supply of CBRN protection
  2. Energy: bulk fuel infrastructure management; decommissioned site management; remediation of hazardous materials
  3. Marine: oil spill equipment and response vessels; storage and maintenance services; security; shoreline and marine spill training
  4. Environment: environmental remediation including PFAS soil, water and concrete remediation
  5. College: Our Registered Training Organisation for the delivery of competencies as required by our industry partners.

Projects / tasks:

1. Weekly engineering planning meetings
2. Australian Standard study specific to hydrocarbon storage and transfer
3. Concept design development specific to the active project
4. Industry specific site visits
5. Design & drafting
6. Draft specification development
7. Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality documentation preparation and planning

Technical skills:

Engineering discipline specific processes (Mech, Mechatronic) and associated activities such as CAD, Excel spreadsheet development and first principle engineering discipline calculations.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Excellent communication skills. Resilient; Resourceful; Focused

Business description:

We service the needs of defence, mining, autonomous vehicles and motor sport industries requiring specialised engineering services. We specialise in Advanced engineering, performance vehicle design, analysis and multi body and motion simulation in the fields of vehicle dynamics and suspension design.  The systems we design and manufacture significantly improve the safety and performance of vehicles.   Our highly regarded work integrated learning program offers undergraduate engineering students experience in innovative world leading technologies that are applied across a range of sectors from Defence to high performance racing.  This is one of a few places in Australia operating across a vast range of sectors, as such its work experience program is highly sought after, and highly regarded within the industry.

Projects / tasks:

  • Automated Load Handling System – both control systems and mechanical opportunities as well as fabrication
  • Autonomous systems development – both control systems and mechanical design opportunities on a commercial vehicle project
  • Various Mechanical Engineering Design projects
  • Defence Mechanical projects
  • Quality Engineering projects

Technical skills:

  1. Dynamic Engineering Solutions – Advanced component design – Advanced component analysis – Kinematic analysis – Vehicle Suspension design – Aerodynamic design
  2. Simulation – Full articulated – rigid vehicle simulation – Terrain analysis – Vehicle driver training simulation – Race strategy simulation
  3. Manufacturing – CNC Machining / CAD programming  – 11 Axis CNC – 9 Axis CNC – 7 Axis CNC – 5 Axis CNC
  4. Quality – CMM up to 2 microns
  5. Computer Aided Design (CAD) – Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  6. Analysis – Vehicle data logging and analysis – Fully integrated HUMS devices (Health Monitoring Systems)  – Through life support – NDT and NDI facilities

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The intern’s interpersonal skills are as critical as are the technical elements relating to Mechanical / Electrical / Control Systems Engineering. The intern’s personal attributes should be aligned with our organisational values – passion, integrity, respect for others, innovative, and determination.  They should have well developed verbal and written communication skills, conflict resolution skills, “can do attitude”, self-motivated, friendly and personable and have an ability to connect to people.

Business Description

A leading provider in intelligence, surveillance and communications solutions for maritime (above and below the water) and land systems, we specialise in undersea surveillance, network and acoustic communications, maritime domain awareness from harbours to coastlines, and the provision and sustainment of electronic mission systems.

Projects / tasks

The intern would participate in engineering development opportunities for key division projects and programs.

Technical skills

Electronic Engineering – High and Low Level Product Development

Software Engineering – GUI development and Underwater Acoustic Processing.

Intern interpersonal qualities

Communication (Written and Verbal), team work, agility, leadership of self and others, initiative.

Business Description

Development of Software Systems for Command and Control of Electronic Radio Frequency Sensors and Systems, current projects include Networked Electronic Warfare Sensor systems.

Projects / tasks

Integrated into an Agile Software Development team being part of the design and development of Electronic Warfare software capabilities. This project leverages Cloud Native Computing technologies, the student will be exposed to state-of-the-art and industry standard libraries and technologies.

Technical skills

Web development technologies (e.g. JavaScript, Angular, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS and Java).

Intern interpersonal qualities

Ability to work through problems autonomously and willingness to learn new packages/frameworks as required. Some experience with scientific computing is required, whether through coursework or personal learning.

Business Description

We are a venture-backed rocket company that is developing new launch vehicles powered by lower-cost hybrid propulsion technologies. We have a bilateral collaborative research and development agreement (propulsion technology and systems) with the defence science and technology group (DSTG) of the department of defence.  The focus areas are: Propulsion technologies and materials; Rocket motor testing; Vehicle management systems such as guidance and control, telemetry, instrumentation, avionics and software; and Vehicle structures

Projects / tasks

There are a wide range of workplans available from working on the integration, testing and verification of Avionics, Software and GNC for rocket operations, to software and Environmental initiatives for our launch site, to mechanical ground support for the design and running of rockets and working in manufacturing to support the Mechanical Department, in accordance with ethical, and legislative frameworks.

Technical skills

Depending on the task, the interns’ skills would vary. It would be an expectation that each candidate possesses a:

• Be in their final year of study or recently completed their studies
• Capacity to read, understand and follow internal policies and legislative requirements
• Capacity to work both autonomously and as part of a team
• Familiarity with generic IT systems with the ability to be able to find or research information as required
• Ability to maintain confidentiality in its highest regard
• Confidence to evaluate projects and make recommendations as seen fit

However pursuant to each area, the intern would also be required and expected to possess some of the technical skills relevant to their area:

• Launch Operations, Software

o Willingness to learn about test systems, functional testing, and performance testing
o Willingness to learn about software, hardware, and systems engineering
o Capacity to work through challenges and failures in the product testing process

• Mechanical ground support

o Willingness to learn on how to collect appropriate requirements for use in design of rocket development
o Ability to understand how to develop a conceptual design
o Engineering analysis skills
o Understanding of how to interpret PDR deliverables
o Exposure to the production of drawings suitable for manufacturing
o Understanding of how design choices may affect construction processes
o Willingness to learn how to operate mechanical ground support equipment in support of integration activities

• Launch Operations, Environment and Sustainability

o Ability to read and interpret varied reports
o Basic research skills
o Ability to employ critical thinking
o Strong technical writing abilities
o Effective communication skills for the purpose of developing relationships with varied persons
o Strong mathematical skills

• Avionics, Software and GNC

o Willingness to learn about test systems, functional testing, and performance testing
o Willingness to learn about software, hardware, and systems engineering
o Capacity to work through challenges and failures in the product testing process

• Mechanical Manufacturing

o Willingness to learn about test systems, functional testing, and performance testing
o Willingness to learn about software, hardware, and systems engineering
o Capacity to work through challenges and failures in the product testing process
o Exposure to SolidWorks advantageous

Intern interpersonal qualities

Well presented, good communication skills with the ability to work individually as well as in a team environment.