We are looking for experts from all over the world who are seeking for international experience in our multicultural teams and who would like to relocate to Australia.

The System Safety Engineer provides specialist expertise with regard to safety, functional and error analyses and is responsible for assuring the safety and conformance with legislation of products provided by Rheinmetall Defence Australia.

As the System Safety Engineer (m/f/d) you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Responsibility for Product Safety as delegated by the system safety manager, including escalation of RDA Product Safety matters as required;
  • Product Safety for one or more development programmes, assuring compliance with RDA Product Safety processes and establishment/satisfaction of safety requirements;
  • Provide specialist advice as required;
  • Performing analysis workshops;
  • Tracking and tracing of safety-related requirements;
  • Consulting of projects regarding the implementation of safety goals;
  • Analysing development results;
  • Creating test reports
  • Contribute to improving RDA-wide Product Safety Management System, Policies and processes including project effort estimates for product safety;
  • Creation of RDA Safety artefacts (System Safety Programme Plans and Safety Case Reports etc);
  • Collaboration with project teams to guide them to developing safe and legally compliant products;
  • Contribute to RDA-wide (Product) Safety Culture initiatives; and
  • Contribute to transition of L400-P2 safety assurance capability between Germany and Australia.


Rheinmetall seeks applicants who exemplify our Company’s values of Respect, Trust and Openness.  This creates a workplace environment where employees value each other, live up to their promises and communicate openly.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role include: 

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering;
  • Demonstrated experience in a military vehicle or automotive Safety Engineering;
  • Working knowledge of a broad range of safety standards and norms across multiple Defence domains to include MIL-STD-882 and IEC61508;
  • Previous experience applying Product/System safety assurance within Australian/European Regulatory regime across the whole product lifecycle;
  • Previous experience liaising with National Authorities and international customers;
  • Experience in the development/review/management of Defence Product Safety Cases and design justifications;
  • Technical knowledge of weapons, sensors, C4I and combat systems within a defence domain;
  • Experience in the regulatory certification of Weapons, Ordnance, Munitions, and Explosives (NATO/National level);
  • Be eligible for an Australian Government Security Clearance; and
  • An ability to travel internationally and interstate when and if required.

At Rheinmetall, your strengths and experience are worth something. We also highly value diversity and equal opportunity. We look forward to receiving your application.


  • Relocation packages will be offered
  • Working in a great team and with exciting products
  • Opportunity for career development and further training
  • Strong links to our global Rheinmetall community
  • Opportunity to work on major projects such as LAND 400
  • Attractive Remuneration package with salary sacrificing & novated leases
  • Flexibility in workplace settings offering opportunities to work in multiple locations
  • Corporate discounts with gyms, private health funds and various car dealerships
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our employees and their families overall wellbeing


Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) is a major Defence company with operations across Australia and New Zealand delivering specialist Defence capability to the Australian Defence Force and New Zealand Defence Force. RDA is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall, a global technology group based in Dusseldorf, Germany. RDA is a trusted partner to the ADF through its three divisions - Vehicle Systems, Electronics Solutions and Weapon and Ammunition. RDA is rapidly growing its Australian footprint to deliver system solutions and capabilty to the ADF in the areas of mobility, lethality, reconnaissance, protection and sustainment.

Rheinmetall recognises the strength that comes with employee diversity. We are commited to providing an inclusive work environment where each employee is treated fairly and respectfully. Diversity is critical to our ability to work sucessfully as a team regardless of borders, language or culture. Our workforce includes employees of varying gender, age, race and ethnicity, professional and cultural background.

Veterans are always encouraged to apply for roles at Rheinmetall where they can bring select skills and expertise to the delivery of products and services for our customer. Recognising these unique attributes, the Company has established a Veterans Employment Program that trains and supports veterans transitioning from the armed forces and seeking future employment in the commercial sector.

As an integrated technology group with more than 25,000 employees worldwide, the listed Rheinmetall AG stands for a strong, internationally successful company that operates in various markets with an innovative range of products and services. As a renowned development partner and direct supplier to the global automotive industry and a leading international systems provider for security technology, Rheinmetall draws on its high level of expertise in its basic technologies to address long-term megatrends, identify viable new markets with high growth potential and develop innovative solutions for a safe and liveable future. The focus on sustainability is an integral part of Rheinmetall's strategy. The company aims to achieve CO2 neutrality by 2035.


Responsible contact person:
Ms Merch

Central recruiting-Hotline:
+49 (0) 2131 5350 - 7685


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