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Design Engineer - Fixed term 1...

Design Engineer - Fixed term 12 months

  • Job Number:10051915-001
  • Employment Type:Fixed Term Full Time
  • Location:ACT: Canberra
  • Opening date:22/11/2016 12:00 AM AEST
  • Closing date:26/02/2017 11:55 PM AEST

Who We Are:

Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company employing over 37,000 staff, being the most well known brand in the technology and communications industry.

We offer a full range of services and compete in all telecommunications markets throughout Australia, providing more than 9.6 million Australian fixed line and 12.2 million mobile services.

Our Vision:

Adding to Telstra's portfolio of well-known Australian organisations, Defence has signed a $1.1 billion agreement with Telstra for the provision of telecommunications services.

The agreement will enable Defence to transform its communications technology including better integrating fixed telecommunications with satellite and tactical networks.

Telstra's aim is to deliver technology that can become the backbone of Australian Defence for the next decade and beyond. The agreement represents the largest customer undertaking in Telstra's history and will support military operations at home and abroad.

We are seeking the most talented people to transform the Defence communication network and take it into another dimension.

The Role:

In this role you will Support the facilities delivery team to build the new network and supporting infrastructure by being responsible for Reporting; Quantity assessment; Cost estimation; Budget tracking; Cost forecasting; Scope assessment & quantification; Variation assessment and Quality assessment of designs.


  • Ability to work with and create complex excel sheets for cost tracking purposes.
  • Building services engineering (electrical, ICT comms or HVAC preferred)
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and understand scope of works relative to design brief is
  • Ability to assess building services designs and develop bill of materials, and cost estimates.
  • Ability to track cost, manage spreadsheets and balance budget, forecast and spent / claim to date
  • Ability to be organised and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, and communicate with many different types of people from different backgrounds.

Candidates must hold a current clearance to be considered. This role will require you to hold and maintain an Australian Government NV1 security clearance. Candidates holding baseline clearance will be considered for role but must be able to fulfil the requirements to obtain upgrade to NV1.

Benefits and Career Path:

Working for the most successful Telco Company in Australia also brings with it some great benefits, including: Working with the top IT Specialists in the APAC Region who provide support and mentoring, Substantial discounts on a range of Telstra products (including FOXTEL), Financial benefits such as Telstra Share Options, Great Salary Packaging Options and discounts on various retail, health and fitness and entertainment areas, Excellent work/life balance that allows you to have an excellent divide of personal needs and work commitments and performance bonuses*. Check out our website for more information and testimonials from our Employees.

*Fixed Term Full Time Positions are not eligible for Performance Bonuses but are still eligible for all other features included in our Rewards and Benefits program

We work flexibly at Telstra. Talk to us about how this job could be flexible for you

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Date Posted
Canberra, ACT
Job Type
Full Time, Temporary/Contract
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