Deputy Chief Engineer

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$103,994 - $117,305 (plus Building Defence Capability Payment (BDCP) of 10% additional salary plus Super) per annum

Location: Edinburgh

Type: Full Time

Posted: 02/07/2021


The Role

This is a unique opportunity to apply your Aviation engineering experience to an exciting array of aircraft types and related systems. The position will suit someone who thrives in a leadership role.

You will manage a team engaged in Engineering Compliance Assurance and Technical Data Management but leadership scope extends to all SRSPO engineers. Responsibilities include:

  • Leading continual improvement of the engineering systems used in the management, development and support of P-8A Poseidon, P-3 Orion and Aircraft Life Support systems and support the integration of future aviation systems allocated to SRSPO.
  • Exercising the responsibilities of the Chief of Office of Airworthiness in accordance with the Defence Aviation Safety Regulations. 
  • Advising the Chief Engineer on matters relating to the capability of the Design Support Network. 
  • Leading process improvement initiatives and associated measurement and auditing.
  • Capturing and interpreting engineering performance metrics.
  • Reviewing and approving technical documentation on allocated projects.
  • Representing the Chief Engineer at project and design reviews and providing authoritative advice to unit executives, operational airworthiness authorities and project teams.
  • Providing advice to SRSPO sustainment, engineering and project staff on all aspects of SRSPO aviation capabilities.

​​​​​​​The Team

The Surveillance and Response Systems Program Office (SRSPO) ensures the availability and performance of highly complex surveillance and response airborne and related systems for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). This includes the new P-8A Poseidon aircraft system and the P-3C (Electronic Warfare) aircraft capability. SRSPO also acquires and supports common 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 a new remotely piloted high altitude long endurance aircraft system, the MQ4 Triton.

At SRSPO we are passionate about working with our stakeholders and industry partners to ensure that necessary acquisition, sustainment and regulatory requirements are fulfilled in order to support the warfighter and achieve the Department of Defence’s strategic and operational objectives. SRSPO offers an interesting and supportive work environment, a range of wellbeing activities and flexible work arrangements including the ability to work from home.

Our Ideal Candidate

In addition to the stated qualifications and experience requirements, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and professional development. Applicants must also demonstrate leadership attributes, strong communications skills with the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders involved in the acquisition, sustainment and operation of various aircraft systems and equipment.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 18 July 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/02917/21


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