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Head of Subsea R&D

Advanced Navigation

Advanced Navigation

Perth, WA, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Advanced Navigation is one of the world’s most ambitious innovators in AI robotics and navigation technology across land, air, sea and space. While our main headquarters are in Sydney, we have multiple research facilities in Australia and sales offices around the world.
Today, Advanced Navigation is a supplier to some of the world's largest companies and helps automate some of the worlds biggest industries. Hydrus, our revolutionary underwater robot will help restore oceans to a flourishing state. You will find our navigation systems in the autonomous Indy race cars and thousands of Plus AI autonomous trucks. We help farmers adopt autonomous farming equipment and assist in various fields of research. Switching to software, our cloud-based drone management platform helps patrol beaches for emergency rescues and shark tracking. Off-planet, we will deliver a navigation system for the next NASA moon landing. The applications of our technologies are quite limitless - where there is autonomy, you will find Advanced Navigation.
Overview of Position
The company undertakes significant R&D on a range of exciting technologies including sensors, robotics, and acoustics. This role is accountable for all Subsea R&D activities and projects in a fast-paced environment. As a leader at Advanced Navigation, the Head of Subsea R&D must display brilliant people and stakeholder management skills, enabled through excellent communication & influencing skills.

Role Responsibilities

  • Strong driver & influencer with ability to motivate & drive results through direct/indirect reports as well as internal & external cross-functional teams;
  • Ensure alignment of Subsea R&D strategy and objectives with that of the company;
  • Oversee successful implementation of Subsea R&D projects, Sustaining Engineering activities and business as usual tasks to ensure all engineering projects remain on schedule & on budget while meeting all performance, cost & quality specifications;
  • Transfer of new products & development of related procedures into scaled production while adhering to all applicable quality & regulatory requirements;
  • Allocates the right capabilities & capacities to the prioritised programs & projects;
  • Translate Subsea R&D strategy into actionable goals for performance & growth helping to implement operational goal setting & performance management
  • Maximise efficiency & productivity, analyse current R&D processes & performance and recommending solutions for improvement when necessary;
  • Oversee Subsea R&D teams talent productivity, building a highly inclusive culture ensuring team members thrive & Company outcomes are met;
  • Anticipate delays, initiate mitigation plans and alternative solutions;
  • Gain alignment to support goals by integrating R&D and other disciplines such as Marketing, Product, using a partnering & consultative approach;
  • Devise strategies to ensure growth of programs company-wide, identifying and implementing process improvements that will maximise output & minimise costs;
  • Work with cross-functional teams, including P&C, Operations, Finance, Support and Product to accelerate plans.

Role Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in a related technical field;
  • Outstanding people management skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Experienced in delivering design solutions in a scaled production environment (min. 100 units per year)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Proven record of delivering projects on time and with commercial outcomes, in a fast paced environment;
  • Proven record of direct and indirect management of resources and teams;
  • Ability manage high volume of information & oversee multiple project schedules;
  • Proven ability to develop innovative solutions for increased productivity;
  • Strong project management experience;
  • Experience with budget and business plan development;
  • Experience maintaining metrics and budgets;
  • Passion for personal and team development;
  • Be highly motivated with an energetic, responsive & decisive disposition;
  • Proven high standard of attention to detail, time management and “follow-through”.
  • Excellent time management, driven to work quickly,
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills and analytical skills;
What are some of the benefits you will have access to?
Our brand new Perth Subsea research facility is world class - along with its free coffee!
With great opportunities for growth and variety, we strive to help each employee carve out the path that’s right for them. As a member of our Perth team you will have access to financial support for further education, training and conferences, paid parental leave, fortnightly team lunches and excellent end of trip facilities (showers/ bike storage etc), perfect for that pre-work beach swim.