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Capability Acquisition & Delivery

Capability Acquisition & Delivery

In the complex connected world of today, the successful delivery of a capability depends on a systems approach towards defining and developing the capability. A systematic process of defining and scoping the operational concept, operational and technical requirements, and the other systems and stakeholders that the capability needs to interface with is key to managing the technical and project risks associated with any complex capability.

From introducing the largest amphibious air capable warship through to planning the rail transport infrastructure, our people understand the technology and the complexity of the operational environment. Most importantly, they have the systems thinking perspective. We provide the expertise from system architecture and development of operational concepts through to through life costing, spanning the cradle to grave life cycle of the capability from initial concepts through retirement.

With our global presence, we bring the best capability definition and delivery practices to our customers. Whether it is the largest amphibious warship or developing the latest unconventional gas fields, we have our systematic processes to help deliver our customer’s capability.

Our capabilities include:

  • Development of Operational Concepts and Requirements
  • Requirements Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Life Cycle Costing and Through Life Support Planning
  • Project Planning

Relevant Experience

Border Force SATCOM Usage

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Feasibility Study

Aerial Services Feasibility Study

Real Time Monitoring Facility

Royal Australian Air Force Aerodrome Airworthiness

Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Joint Air to Surface Stand-Off Missile – First F18 Live Firing

Verification and Validation Support

Airborne Early Warning and Control Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

Verification and Validation Foreign Object Environments

Army Aviation Aircraft Support into service

Air-to-Air Refuelling Capability



Support to AIR 7000 – P-8 Poseidon and MQ-4C

State Government Aviation

Introduction into Service and Capability Assurance

KC-30 Introduction into Service and Capability Assurance

Removable Second Driver Station


Custom Engineering Training for Air Force Engineers

Battle Management System - Verification & Validation Support

Support to MAN Military Vehicles


Enhanced tactical UHF communications


Protected Mobility Vehicle-Light (PMV-L) Capability Development Support

Goldie Operational Evaluation

Transfer Pipeline System

Adelaide Desalination Plant - Project Management Office

Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Clare Valley Region Water Supply Scheme

Eyre Peninsula Water Supply Scheme

Lower Lakes Irrigation Pipeline and Pump Stations Project

Lower Lakes Potable Pipeline Project

Switching Incident Risk Mitigation Project

Electrical Switching Mentor School Operational Risk Management Services and Training

Control Operational Excellence Strategy

Control Room Switching Incident Risk Mitigation Program

Engineering and Project Management Review

Engineering Management Framework

Field Development Optimisation Project

Upstream Integration Advisory and Support

Upstream Asset Data Management

Supporting Rail Industry with Complex Procurement

Autonomous Haul Production Trial

Capital Projects Management System

Cognitive Safety Behaviours and System Safety Programs

Central Business District Network Work Health and Safety Risk Remediation Program

Key People

Nick Kemp

Group Chief Strategy & Capability

Reporting to the Group CEO, Nick is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible ...

Reporting to the Group CEO, Nick is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for the leadership and management of Nova’s Strategy, Capability and Marketing functions.  In this capacity, Nick works across the Australia and New Zealand business and is responsible for implementing Nova’s global capability framework.  Nick is an accomplished business leader with over 30 years’ experience across the defence, rail, utilities, medical device and civil aerospace sectors.

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