Lead Project Systems Engineer

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$100,946 - $113,866 (plus super) per annum

Location: Edinburgh

Type: N/A

Posted: 06/12/2018


The Surveillance and Response Systems Program Office (SRSPO) provides Sustainment support to the P-8 Poseidon fleet, P-3 Orion fleet, Aeronautical Life Support Equipment (ALSE), and future Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, and is the acquisition agency for a number of Defence projects. This position is in SRSPO’s Project Management Unit (PMU) with a focus on Aeronautical Life Support Equipment (ALSE). The PMU ALSE Section is responsible for the provision of specialist project management, project engineering management and integrated logistic support for all ALSE acquisition activities within SRSPO from the needs phase through to transition into service. This is a unique opportunity to apply your engineering experience to an exciting array of aircraft types and related systems. The position works within a project team as the lead Systems Engineer for the delivery of specific ALSE projects. 

It is responsible for:

  1. Leading the engineering activities of ALSE projects.
  2. Developing Functional and Performance Specifications (FPS) and Statements of Work (SOW) for ALSE equipment to satisfy Statements of Need.
  3. Working with the Deputy Senior Design Engineer for ALSE (DSDE ALSE) to ensure that the FPS and all aspects of ALSE acquisition projects adequately address regulatory requirements.
  4. Working with the key stakeholders to develop a Verification and Validation program incorporating a Configuration, Role and Environment Assessment (CRE-A) that provides evidence addressing FPS compliance including regulatory, safety and aircraft integration requirements.
  5. Working with the DSDE ALSE to determine the appropriate level of rigor and associated systems engineering activities and artifacts required for each acquisition project.
  6. Developing and obtaining key stakeholder agreement for the Strategy to achieve authorisation for use of ALSE in accordance with Defence Aviation Safety Regulations (DASR).
  7. Ensuring adequate data is obtained and incorporated into a data pack to support the development of Formal Advice by the DSDE ALSE and to support the authorisation process including the data inputs to support Technical and Aviation Risk Assessment of the new ALSE.
  8. Reviewing and approving technical documentation on allocated projects.
  9. Providing advice to SRSPO sustainment, engineering and project staff on all aspects of ALSE project activities.

Application Closing Date: 20 December 2018.              

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/04385/18 on

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