The construction of the MILVEHCOE is expected to support up to 300 average direct jobs over two years.

The appointed managing contractor, Watpac, will source suppliers in a manner that is consistent with the Queensland Procurement Policy, Queensland Government's Charter for Local Content, and will use local content specialists such as the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Queensland.

All materials will be sourced by Watpac or its subcontractors, and interested suppliers may register an expression of interest for works packages through the ICN Gateway.

Opportunities for employment throughout the construction of the MILVEHCOE must be addressed to Watpac, or its suppliers and subcontractors, and is a matter for their consideration.

Registering your business' interest

Businesses with an interest in participating in the construction of the MILVEHCOE are encouraged to:

  1. establish a company profile (and capability statement) on the ICN Gateway
  2. lodge a preliminary expression of interest that will be provided to Watpac as the Managing Contractor.

For assistance using the ICN Gateway, contact 07 3364 0670 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trade package requests for tender

The responsibility for tendering and awarding suppliers for works will be managed by Watpac. Watpac will progressively release trade packages on the ICN Gateway using an Expression of Interest process.

In situations where suitable businesses cannot be identified from those that have expressed interest through the ICN Gateway, or where no businesses have expressed interest through the ICN Gateway, alternative processes will be used to procure the required packages of work by Watpac for the relevant portion of work (construction of the MILVEHCOE).

Working for Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall Defence Australia is managing its own recruitment for current and future workforce needs. Positions are being advertised on seek.com.au, however individuals may inquire directly with Rheinmetall via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many trade, technical and professional jobs will be available at Rheinmetall's MILVEHCOE, including highly skilled advanced manufacturing positions in a wide range of technologies.