AUSTRALIA - Innovation and Research Manager M/W

Etude ingénierie 1 - Permanent contract Australia, Adelaide, CBD


Naval Group is one of the international players in naval defence. For over 400 years, we have been pushing the boundaries to build the naval industry of tomorrow. Our 17,000 employees, in France and abroad, are passionate about sharing their unique know-how to imagine, design, built and maintain exceptional products and systems, such as submarines, aircraft carriers or combat frigates.

We believe that diversity and inclusion are synonymous with richness and performance. We wish to integrate a real diversity of profiles: women and men, with a social mix and a diversity of training, generations, origins, skills and talents, but also of life paths.

Our jobs are evolving, as are our employees. We are committed to the professional development of our employees through continuous training. Our employees develop their career paths according to their desires and in accordance with the needs of the group.

Mission description

Specialization/Job :

Etude ingénierie - Research and Innovation Manager

Job detail :

AUSTRALIA - Innovation and Research Manager M/W

This role will lead Naval Groups participation in the Joint French Australian Research Laboratory CROSSING, and participate in collaborative research projects aligned with their technical expertise.
They will also have oversite of all Naval Group Pacific research projects in Australia.
Reporting to the Technical Direction of Naval Group, the role will be required to liaise with all stakeholders, including research collaboration partners both academic and industry, Naval Group domain leads, Naval Group personnel both in Australia, France and other international sites, as well as suppliers.
The applicant will actively participate in research projects, as well as oversee the monitoring for Naval Group Pacific projects.
The position will involve a two year placement, based in Adelaide, before returning to a technical leadership role in Naval Group in France.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Act as the Naval-Group technical lead with CROSSING project partners, working onsite, which includes partner laboratories, and liaising with Naval Group experts in France as require for project success.
2. Actively participate in CROSSING project work, as a researcher, with partners.
3. Develop R&D opportunities within Australia, including submission of applications for grants and external funding.
4. Provide regular progress reports to stakeholders, as well as participate (and lead when appropriate) in project progress meetings and reviews.
5. Assist international visitors with visit planning and logistics, including arranging necessary site inductions and safety briefings.
6. Act as the correspondent of Naval Group SA R&D. Receive and participate in regular briefings on studies and proof of concept activities carried out during the year by Naval Group SA., and to identify new requirements or Australian context that may be of interest to the network in Naval Group SA.
7. Supervise Naval Group Pacific technical personnel, including VIE placements.
8. Provide local leadership in Australia, representing Naval Group.
9. Development of Naval Group Pacific Technical Strategy, in coherence with the Corporate technical strategy.

Some international and domestics travel will be required.

The position may be based in Adelaide, and may be required from to work from time to time from partner sites as well as Naval Group sites internationally.

Missions are not exhaustive and can change over time
Naval group encourages its employees to grow in opportunities for professional developments in management, techniques or projects management.
All Naval Group associates have the opportunity to build their own professional pathway tailored with their expectations and with the group needs.


The successful applicant will have a technical qualification in a scientific or engineering discipline, with knowledge or experience in at least one of the following areas :
 - Human Factors,
 - Robotics and Autonomous Systems,
 - Data Science or Signal Processing,
- Software Development,
- Machine Learning.

He/She'll have a fluent professional english level both verbal and written

Naval Group is convinced of richness of diversity which constitutes an indubitable asset for great performances. That’s the reason why we support equality between women and men, we promote professional integration, access for disabled persons in employment

Experience :

5+ years

Education level :

5 - Not applicable

Studies domains :

  • Aeronautical, maritime and aerospace engineering
  • Industrial engineering/Process/Industrialisation
  • Marketing/Commerce/Sales

Languages :

  • English Fluent


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Professionnal category :

Engineers and Executives

Geographical implantation :

  • Oceania / Australia,
  • Australia,
  • South Australia,
  • Adelaide, CBD

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