Flight Performance Engineer

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering

Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Adelaide

Type: Full Time

Posted: 01/06/2020


Boeing Defence Australia is shaping the future of aerospace and delivering some of the nation's most important programs for the Australian Defence Force.

Joining us is a chance to make your mark, working with a diverse team that is united in pushing the boundaries of imagination and excellence.

We currently employ more than 2,500 people across 14 sites in Australia and three international locations and have a range of opportunities available as we plan for future growth.

The Opportunity

BDA's Structures and Build Capability is excited to offer an opportunity for an experienced Flight Performance Engineer to join the P-8 Through Life Support (TLS) team at RAAF Edinburgh, located near the City of Churches – Adelaide. The P-8A TLS Program is responsible for the support of the Australian Poseidon Maritime Patrol aircraft. Boeing's exciting and dynamic team supports the P-8 Poseidon fleet to achieve its mission of protecting and patrolling Australia's maritime interests.

BDA's Structures and Build Capability supports the delivery of world-leading defence products and services to the Australian Defence Force. We provide people, expertise, processes and tools to deliver Air Vehicle design, Specialty Engineering, Continuing Airworthiness and Production capabilities to meet program execution and company growth opportunities. Looking forward, Structures and Build will develop integrated capability roadmaps to meet the evolving need of our customers and our business both in Australia and internationally. 

The Structures and Build Capability is made up of a primarily engineering and technical workforce organised into the following areas of expertise:

  • Air Vehicle Design
  • Sustainment Specialty Engineering
  • Continuing Airworthiness
  • Production and Manufacture

As a BDA employee, you will join other innovative, ethical people who have the critical skills required to develop and deliver world class capabilities and systems to protect Australia and its national interests.


As a Flight Performance Engineer in the Boeing Edinburgh team you will:

  • Work with RAAF personnel to provide flight performance management services in support of critical aircraft operations. 
  • Review/analyse take-off and landing  performance data (including engine out)
  • Assessing new airfields
  • Investigate performance planning anomalies
  • Perform V&V of flight planning and weight & balance software.


Tertiary Qualified in an Aeronautical related Engineering degree, sufficient to satisfy membership to IEAUST or Royal Aeronautical Society, at the Degree Qualified level.

Very strong in Aviation flight performance knowledge, skills and experience at a senior level. (Airline despatch/flight performance experience is highly desirable)

Applicants must be Australian Citizens to meet defence security requirements.


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Female applicants, people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent and ex-defence personnel are encouraged to apply.


  • Flexible working options                              
  • Study assistance                              
  • Salary packaging                              
  • Employee Incentive Program                    
  • Global opportunities

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