Chief Engineer Army Unmanned Aerial Systems

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$101,955 - $115,005 (plus super) per annum

Location: Enoggera

Type: Full Time

Posted: 11/05/2020


Chief Engineer Army Unmanned Aerial Systems

Executive Level 1

Enoggera, QLD

$101,955 - $115,005 (plus super)



The Unmanned Aerial Systems Management Unit (UASMU) within Army Aviation Systems Branch has an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced, qualified and motivated individual to play a critical role in the sustainment of the Australian Army’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The Army UAS Chief Engineer will work in the UASMU Team based in Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera. The successful candidates will have a strong background in managing and leading change, looking for efficiencies in engineering and business practices and will be responsible for daily engineering decisions, risk management processes and compliance with Defence Aviation Safety Regulations.


The Australian Army currently operate a variety UAS including the FLIR Black Hornet 3, AeroVironment Wasp AE and Textron Shadow 200. As the Chief Engineer UAS you will manage, coach and mentor a highly-skilled and dedicated workforce across engineering functions in support of the Army’s UAS capability and operational requirements. This will extend to the provision of leadership and risk management across a wide-range of stakeholders within the Army, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, and Defence Industry. As a Chief Engineer you will also exercise delegations on behalf of the Defence Aviation Safety Authority.


In this dynamic role, you will be required to develop outcomes to support and influence the UAS strategic direction and future. You will work in an integrated workforce consisting of Australian Defence Force, Australian Public Service and industry personnel; providing you with opportunities to build collaborative relationships across Defence and industry whilst delivering positive outcomes. This is a unique and exceptional opportunity to contribute to Army’s growing demand of non-Type Certified UAS in an environment of rapidly evolving technology. This role will provide enhanced skills recognition and transferable leadership, stakeholder engagement and strategic development skills.


Successful candidates will have access to flexible working arrangements and a great work-life balance. Defence will give you development and training opportunities to equip you for your career in Defence and the broader Australian Public Service. We also offer a great salary, paid leave, and superannuation.



Application Closing Date: Monday 25 May, 2020


For further information, please review the job information pack, reference CASG/02059/20 on

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