A shockingly cool job that will charge your career.
Electrical Engineers design, develop test and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment including motors, radar and navigation systems.
They work on a diverse range of technologies including telecommunications, combat systems, satellite communications, microelectronics as well as the design and development of electrical systems in computers and other mobile devices.
Tasks can include the preparation and interpretation of specifications, drawings and regulations to ensure work meets safety and operations standards.
Nadia Dannatt began working as an Electrical Engineer with the Department of Defence in 2019.
Overview of your role
In my role as a graduate engineer, I am contributing to the development of the operational concept for the Navy’s future electronic warfare capability.
Where do you work?
I work in the ACT, in the Department of Defence.
How did you get to where you are today?
I have always enjoyed learning about how things work and at high school I was good at maths and physics, so I decided to study electrical engineering at University – and I loved it very minute of it! I was lucky enough to have my degree sponsored by Defence and I did some work experience with Capability and Sustainment Group (CASG) during my University breaks. After University, I started my career in the CASG Graduate Program, where I have been working and learning in different areas in Defence ever since.
What do you love about your job?
I love the unique technology I get to work with in Defence. There aren’t many places where you can work on electrical power, maritime communications and electronic warfare for the Navy. I am also glad that I am working as part of a good cause, which is to help Australia’s defence.
Why did you choose a career this field?
I loved studying electrical engineering and so I chose to pursue an engineering career.
The CASG Graduate Program was a great way for me to explore different engineering fields related to my degree, so I decided to take up the offer to do this program. It has been a great experience, and I have worked on electrical power, maritime communications and electronic warfare.
What skills are required in your position?
Problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills, creativity and an ability to give things a go.
Why did you decide to work within the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise?
The job opportunities in the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise are growing and I see this as an awesome opportunity to build a long term, stable career with plenty of opportunities for advancement. Also, ships are just cool.
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