Job Opportunities

We are keen to hear from people from a wide range of backgrounds to work at our locations in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Click here to see our current vacancies.

Don’t see a role that quite matches your interest, send us your CV and a letter outlining your skills and experience so we can match you to future opportunities.

Life at Navantia Australia

Working at Navantia Australia will provide you with a unique opportunity to be part of a growing company that is able access the experience and expertise of a top European shipbuilder company with 300 years of experience.

We specialise in project management, engineering services and through life support in the shipbuilding domain. Through our participation in the Hobart Class air warfare destroyer (AWD) project, Canberra Class landing helicopter dock (LHD) and LHD landing craft (LLC) projects, and the Supply Class auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships, Navantia Australia has developed significant engineering capability in Australia.

We are committed to the Australian shipbuilding and sustainment industry and in turn building Australian’s national maritime capability. With the Australian Government embarking on several multi-billion dollar maritime investment programs, these are exciting times for the industry.

To meet the challenge of meeting the needs of the Royal Australian Navy, we are embarking on an expansion program and growing our operations across Australia.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and equal opportunity employer and embrace a culture of corporate diversity and workplace innovation. Safety is paramount in our industry and we are committed to protecting the safety of our employees, our environment and our communities.

We provide a range of benefits including ongoing professional development, flexible working conditions and competitive remuneration packages.

At Navantia Australia we recognise that it’s our people who are our greatest asset. We are committed to giving all employees the opportunity to grow their skills, gain valuable experience, develop professionally and work on exciting diverse projects.


Graduates and Entry Level

Building skills is an essential part of building Australia’s shipbuilding and sustainment capability. We have strong relationships with Australian technical institutions such as the Welding Technology Institute of Australia and Australian Universities. We have formed a collaborative research institute with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to develop sovereign innovative solutions in digital technologies as well as international relationships between Spanish and Australian universities.

Navantia Australia offers internships to Engineering and Naval Architecture students from Australian universities. Many of these students have gone on to work with Navantia in our Australian shipbuilding and sustainment support programs.

Our Internship Program is designed to expose you to unique learning opportunities, while contributing to real projects. Engineering and Naval Architecture students participating undertake a 20-week placement in our offices located at Garden Island, Sydney, and Docklands, Melbourne to gain experience in support of Australian naval platforms.

We offer

  • A tailored, highly individualised program tailored to your needs and aspirations
  • Comprehensive on the job training  in Australia

Once a year we seek applications from Engineering Graduates in the following disciplines:

  • Electrical
  • Systems
  • Mechanical
  • Structural
  • General Design

What we look for:

  • Willing to think outside the square
  • Desire to learn and grow and take others with you
  • Team player
  • Committed and dedicated
  • Clear, open and respectful communicator

Applications for our Professional Placement program is managed directly through our partner universities.

It has been a wonderful, collaborative and highly valued relationship with Navantia. Our students have had an amazing start in the internships with their careers in a great organisation. Along with their graduate roles at Navantia – thank you.
Gail Jackman Industry Liaison Manager: Teaching and Learning, University of South Australia