FAQs

Frequently asked questions

What is Defence Experts On Demand?

Defence Experts On Demand is a new initiative from Kinexus designed to reduce risk and boost project success across defence industry. Kinexus recognised that in our industry there is sometimes the need for immediate assistance from someone who knows their stuff. So we went out and found them! This site is how we share the skills and experience of these experts with the wider community, and how we facilitate introductions between experts and prospective employers.

How does Defence Experts on Demand work?

Our dedicated Defence Experts On Demand site provides easy any-time access to defence industry experts. You can browse our selection of immediately available experts and if you see someone that you are interested in meeting you can complete the interest form on their profile.

If you can’t find the right expert, or you are interested in a different solution, use the ‘Tell Us What You Need’ form to get in touch and tell us just that! We’ll always get back to you as quickly as we can – normally within 4 hours.

For more detail please see the How It Works page.

I am interested in hiring an expert

How do I know that Defence Experts On Demand is right for me?

Defence Experts On Demand is right for any business that could utilise defence industry expertise on a contract basis. This could be a short term five day task. It could be supporting a Commonwealth submission for the next two months. Or it could be part time mentoring support one day a week for six months. We find the solution that is right for you.

What kind of experts do you have available?

Our experts are all highly experienced in their fields. All are immediately available and have an Australian defence security clearance (most with Baseline, NV1 or NV2). Our experts come with a range of experience including engineering, including systems, safety, mechanical, structural, electrical, design, communications, ILS and software (including solutions architects and cyber analysts). We also have many experienced project or program managers, schedulers, procurement and PMO professionals. We also cover ILS including technical writing, ILS analysts, supply chain and logistics. Our experts have experience across all domains, land, aerospace, naval, ICT and in both the acquisition and sustainment phases of projects. Many have some sales, business development, bid and tender support experience.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

You can get in touch anytime using our Tell Us What You Need form. We’ll always get back to you as quickly as we can – normally within 4 hours. Alternatively, you can give Sophie a call on 03 9982 0304.

I am interested in joining the community of experts

How do I know if I’m suitable for Defence Experts On Demand?

Defence Experts On Demand is specifically designed for senior professionals with many years of experience. Most of our current experts have at least 15 years’ experience in their field(s). You will be experienced in defence (ADF) and/or defence industry, and have an Australian defence security clearance. You might be interested in full time or part time work on a contract basis. We want our experts to be readily available to defence organisations, but if you are not immediately available then please still get in touch. We are always happy to speak to prospective experts so we are ready to work together in the future.

How can I become an expert?

Please use the Join Our Community form. Here you can submit your resume and tell us all about your experience. You can expect a follow up call from Kinexus to fill in any gaps.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

You can get in touch anytime using our Join Our Community form. We’ll always get back to you as quickly as we can – normally within 4 hours. Alternatively, you can give Sophie a call on 03 9982 0304.