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RAM Engineering Consultant

Location: Melbourne Salary: Competitive + benefits

Industry: Defence, Rail

Job Description

We are a systems and engineering technology consultancy that helps organisations deliver innovative engineering to make lives secure, sustainable and affordable. Our people join us to make an impact on the world and to learn from some of the best minds in the industry. Our people stay with us because they value our highly supportive team environment and the career opportunities provided by our sustained growth.

Our RAM Engineering and Assurance services are highly regarded and have a reputation for providing pragmatic, impactful advice that makes a difference. We provide the reliability, availability and maintainability development, analysis and assurance support to complex systems across all stages of the project lifecycle. Our differentiator is our strong systems engineering expertise that allows us to focus on what really matters and enable clients to prioritise time and resources to mitigate the critical issues that may impact operational performance. We only do RAM to level of detail required to resolve the identified issues.

Due to a recent vacancy in our Melbourne Asset Management Team there is an immediate opportunity for an experienced RAM Engineer to support delivery of strategically important projects and develop junior employees.

With demonstrable technical experience, our Consultants provide the technical leadership and subject matter expertise that enables the wider Frazer-Nash business to effectively and efficiently deliver support to clients across multiple industry sectors and at varying degrees of systems complexity. They are given responsibility to secure work streams aligned to the business plan, develop junior employees and support recruitment. In this role the successful candidate will be responsible for supervising teams performing reliability, availability and maintainability related tasks and deliverables in the Rail and Defence sectors. Tasks may include RAM; planning, modelling, analysis, predictions and demonstration test activities. You may also be responsible for ensuring that RAM related system assurance objectives of the client project or organisation are being met at all times in order to assure compliance to regulatory requirements and applicable standards. There will also be a requirement to mentor, train and supervise junior engineers in the application of current RAM engineering techniques and tools.

We are distinguished from our competitors by our cross-sector approach and as a Frazer-Nash Consultant you can expect to work in different industry sectors, such as Defence, Rail and Oil & Gas, throughout your career. Your long-term career with Frazer-Nash will be enabled by our Group Leaders and Technical Managers and can support your development across the following three complimentary areas: technical expertise, leadership and management, and business development.



Ideal candidates will possess post graduate qualifications in engineering or be able to demonstrate experience delivering, reviewing and supervising RAM engineering activities. You will have an excellent understanding of applicable RAM standards, such as EN50126 or MIL-STD-1629A depending on experience. You will also be an experienced practitioner in the use and application of current RAM software such as PTC Windchill or Availability Workbench.  You will also have a passion for delivering high quality work on time and budget.

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess a Bachelor Degree or a technical qualification in engineering and be (or capable of becoming) a member of Engineers Australia.
  • Have demonstrable experience in Defence or Rail RAM planning and design including the development of reliability, availability and maintainability targets for complex systems.
  • Demonstrable experience liaising with Designers to execute the RAM tasks required to deliver RAM artefacts in support system design activities.
  • Recent experience using RAM software, such as PTC Windchill, to develop reliability or availability models that support design decisions.
  • Willing to travel interstate.

It would also be advantageous if you meet any or all the following additional requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience of current systems engineering practices.
  • Previous experience in a Consulting environment supporting business development activities.
  • Capable of obtaining an Australian Security Clearance of Negative Vetting - Level 1 (NV1).
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