Australian Government Department of Defence

EL 1 - Maritime Vehicle Hydrodynamic Numerical/Experimental Specialist

Australian Government Department of Defence

Mar 9th, 2023
$ 108,195 - 122,044 / Year
Our primary role is to defend Australia and its national interests, promote security and stability in the world, and support the Australian community as directed by the Government.
  • $108,195 – $122,044 (plus Super)
  • Fishermans Bend – VIC

The Role

The Hydroacoustics Science and Technology Capability is seeking 3 S&T5 Researchers.

The position(s) will manage the development of hydrodynamic experimental capability and numerical prediction techniques related to the operation of maritime platforms and their propulsors. This includes developing mathematical models and conducting simulations to characterise the hydrodynamic and hydroacoustic performance and behaviour of maritime platforms and propulsors operating in a range of conditions.

The position(s) will also contribute to developing experimental capability to validate numerical modelling of hydrodynamic and propulsor flow and noise.

Duties include:

  • Developing numerical and analytical techniques to predict hydrodynamics relative to maritime platforms and their propulsors.
  • Developing experimental techniques to predict hydrodynamics associated with maritime platforms and their propulsors.
  • Applying numerical simulation modelling to predict the hydrodynamic and hydroacoustic performance of maritime vehicles
  • Manage/Contributing to collaborative research projects with Australian universities, industry and international partners.

About our Team

DST Group’s Platforms Division provides technologies and scientific and technical (S&T) expertise to deliver the capability edge to the warfighter and enhance the operational performance and survivability of defence platforms.

The Acoustic Signature Management branch of Platforms Division provides Australia’s primary capability for the management and control of acoustic signatures of defence platforms and the hydrodynamic, propulsion, and manoeuvring performance of ships and submarines.

The Hydroacoustics group undertakes computational and experimental studies addressing hydrodynamic, hydroacoustic and manoeuvring aspects of maritime platform design and operation. This includes the development and validation of experimental and computational fluid dynamic and hydrodynamic techniques to examine and evaluate new and innovative platform designs.

The group also conducts research on flow noise generated by the platform and on propellers and propulsor systems, including evaluating propulsor performance and through life management. The group has access to a number of world class experimental facilities.

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate(s) will have a demonstrated interest in the hydrodynamics and/or hydro acoustics of maritime platforms. This includes experience in developing experimental capability and/or validated numerical models for predicting the hydrodynamic flow associated with maritime vehicles. Demonstrated experience in applying hydrodynamic and hydrodynamic modelling techniques to investigate the performance of maritime platforms and propulsors is highly desirable. A strong background in mathematics and physics is desirable.

The candidate(s) should be able to lead and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team under limited guidance.

The candidate(s) should have strong written and oral communication skills, with experience in presentations, demonstrations, and written communication to peers, academia, and partners.

The candidate(s) will engage with internal and external teams to undertake national and international collaborative science and technology projects to provide solutions to stakeholders.

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