Jobs/Radio Frequency Engineer


Radio Frequency Engineer



Agency / Department

Department of Defence

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$90 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The Protected Mobility Integration and Capability Assurance Program (PMICA) program has been established to support the deployment of a Ready Battlegroup (RBG) including the prototyping and engineering required to integrate and assure interoperability with multiple subsystems.

The PMICA program is seeking one (1) Electronics or Communications Engineer with significant demonstrated Radio Frequency (RF) engineering experience to support the RF integration efforts within PMICA. This individual will directly contribute to the successful delivery of integrated RF solutions for Army.


As part of the RF team, the successful candidate will provide the necessary analysis, reports, tools and processes to allow effective management and control of the Contested Communications environment for the current and future Army. Broadly, this will be achieved through:

  • Electronic / RF characterisation of integrated systems (systems of systems), systems and subsystems, including radios, integrated platforms, antennas, etc, including the development of procedures and tools necessary to achieve this;
  • Establishment of the Contested Communications Framework, as part of the Capability Configuration Management Framework (CCMF), including supporting processes and documents;
  • Conduct end-to-end analysis, measurement and simulation of contested communications scenarios, in virtual, bench and open air environments; and,
  • Supporting various meetings, working groups, and other fora, to share information, lessons learnt, etc

Essential Criteria

  • Independently plan and deliver critical and very complex engineering activities and provide advice in all relevant engineering disciplines and management systems under broad direction.
  • Demonstrated agility and an ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities • Work effectively and cohesively with internal and external stakeholders, including external below the line contactors and other defence agencies;
  • Develop and/or evaluate technical and design packages including scoping, planning, reviewing and implement subsequent actions.
  • Evaluate and ensure that the delivered materiel meets requirements and legislation, policy and regulatory frameworks and implement actions.

Desired Criteria

  • At least 4 years working within a Defence Systems Program Office (SPO) is desirable.

Security Clearance

must have a current NV1 clearance



**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate



  • Facebook

Merlin's Group Australia

Merlin’s Group focus on recruitment  and placement of highly-skilled ICT Professionals as well as delivery of high-quality ICT products in Government.

We have highly coveted skills and certifications from Standford University, ITIL, PRINCE2, PRINCE2 AGILE, SCRUM, CAPM, and PMP.  We use these skills and certifications to continuously deliver tailored, high-quality solutions to each of our Clients.

We utilise our channel partnerships with tech giants CISCO, SAMSUNG, LENOVO, DELL/EMC, and MICROSOFT to drive innovation, build digital strategies, and deliver technology transformations to our Clients.

Get In Touch

ACT Office Phone (02) 6243 5116

Toll Free Number 1800 161 422

ACT Office: Level 9, Nishi Building, 2 Phillip Law St, Canberra, 2601

ABN 11 635 131 798

ACN 635 131 798

Follow us

  • Facebook

©2020 by Merlin's Group Pty Ltd.