Aeronautical Life Support Equipment Design Engineer

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$80,669 – $92,150 (plus super) per annum

Location: Edinburgh

Type: Full Time

Posted: 05/08/2019



$80,669 – $92,150 (plus super)

Edinburgh, SA

Surveillance and Response Systems Program Office (SRSPO) ensures the availability and performance of highly complex surveillance and response aircraft and related systems for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). This includes the new P-8A Poseidon aircraft fleet. We are also the sustainment managers for the P-3 (EW) aircraft fleet and the Aeronautical Life Support Equipment (ALSE) that is used on all air vehicles operated by the RAAF, Navy and Army. In the near future we will support the Triton, an unmanned high altitude long endurance aircraft. An engineering career with SRSPO offers the opportunity to diversify your experience across state-of-the-art piloted and non-piloted aircraft and an exciting array of ground based systems and aircraft training systems. At SRSPO we are passionate about working with our stakeholders and industry partners to ensure that the necessary acquisition, sustainment and regulatory requirements are fulfilled so that these critical aviation capabilities can achieve Defence’s strategic and operational objectives.

In this role you will be a member of SRSPO’s Aeronautical Life Support Logistics Management Unit (ALSLMU). ALSLMU sustains Aeronautical Life Support Equipment (ALSE) used by the Australian Defence Force (ADF: Army, Air Force and Navy) on 18 different Aviation platforms. The unit comprises a multi-discipline military, APS and industry workforce delivering a range of Engineering and Technical, Logistics and Business and Governance functions to ensure efficient and effective operation of current and future aeronautical life support equipment fleets.

As the ALSE Design Engineer you will perform Subject Matter Expert functions that enable ALSE capability for the ADF. You will be part of a team that maintains world-class technical expertise in: Helmets (impact and hearing protection, masks, helmet mounted equipment); Crashworthiness of restraint straps and harnesses; Survival vests; Post evacuation survival (Air Sea Rescue Kits, rafts, survival aides); Aircrew suits, and; Avionics components such as Night Vision Goggles, radios and oxygen masks. This unique and interesting role also offers the opportunity to engage with leading Aviation Medicine specialists to support research on the impact of ALSE on aircrew physiology.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced engineer or a highly motivated junior engineer with solid foundational engineering experience seeking to advance their career. Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and review formal engineering advice in support of the ALSE Deputy Senior Design Engineer / Delegate of the Safety Authority to customer stakeholders.
  • Research and develop ALSE airworthiness design standards.
  • Develop and manage ALSE Technology Management Plans which articulate current capabilities and future technology opportunities.
  • Mentor technical staff to attain mandated engineering authority.
  • Exercise engineering judgement; critical thinking and analytical skills to promote the development of best-practice standards, technology roadmaps and support to ALSE acquisition programs.

In addition to the stated qualification requirements, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and professional development to enhance their expertise in current and emerging ALSE technology. Applicants must also demonstrate strong communications skills with the ability to influence technology decisions by imparting this expertise to others, especially the customer, and through effective engagement with a range of stakeholders involved in the acquisition, sustainment and operation of ALSE.

Application Closing Date: Monday 19 August 2019

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/02861/19 on

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