The Defence and Shipbuilding Sector

JOBEX Adelaide will feature more than 20 of the State’s leading Defence businesses including BAE Systems, Babcock, Boeing Defence Australia, Lockheed Martin and the Naval Group.

Defence and Shipbuilding is a key industry for South Australia as we transition towards a hi-tech advanced manufacturing future.

South Australia will be home to an $89 billion continuous build program of naval shipbuilding projects, including Australia’s Future Submarines, Future Frigates and Offshore Patrol Vessels, which together are expected to create around 5,200 jobs by the mid-to-late-2020s, with many opportunities already emerging today.

South Australia is Australia’s Defence State, with billions in defence projects underway, generating job opportunities across a range of professional and trade occupations, both as part of major construction projects, as well as in the associated supply chains, the broader defence sector, and in the fast-growing cyber security industry.

Find out about the opportunities emerging in the Defence and Shipbuilding sector when you visit JOBEX.


Emilio De Stefano

Chartered Professional Engineer Emilio De Stefano is Director and Principal of De Stefano & Co, a boutique management and systems engineering consultancy.

In 2014, he received an Industry Leaders Fund Grant to attend the prestigious Stanford Graduate School of Business in California’s Silicon Valley. This experience saw him leave his six figure pay packet behind to become a fulltime entrepreneur.

Emilio was named the Defence Teaming Centre Young Achiever in 2010, the national BAE Systems Australia Early Career Engineer of the Year in 2011, and was recently recognised as a finalist in the 2017 South Australian Science Excellence Awards in the category of STEM Professional.

His career has taken him from multi-national corporates, to small to medium enterprises, all the way through to start-ups.

Emilio will share his innate understanding of what it takes to succeed in any environment when he speaks at JOBEX Murray Bridge.

Discover other sectors

JOBEX will feature over 120 business exhibitors showcasing job opportunities available in South Australia’s emerging industries. Discover the sectors on display at JOBEX.