Mechanical Systems Engineer - Hawk Lead in Fighter | NSW-Williamtown

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Newcastle

Type: Full Time

Posted: 10/07/2020

  • Apply your talent to support the Hawk Mk127 Lead-In Fighter aircraft
  • Utilise your Mechanical Systems experience to support continuing airworthiness and design projects
  • Enjoy flexibility, an innovation focus and interesting work within a strong team culture
  • Join the team at Williamtown NSW at the coastal city of Newcastle and the Hunter

At BAE Systems, our advanced technology protects people and national security and has kept critical Australian information and infrastructure secure for more than 65 years. 

We employ a skilled workforce of more than 3,500 people at over 25 locations across the country.  Our work helps keep Australia safe and contributes to creating a more prosperous and innovative nation.

As a member of the BAE Systems team, you'll enjoy a strong safety culture - employee safety and well-being is our top priority. We also maintain a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion and to training and development. We offer competitive benefits and enjoy a family friendly work place with flexible work practices coupled with a strong focus on innovation. Join us and apply your talent where it counts. 

About the opportunity

Working in a team of engineers, the Aircraft Systems Engineer will provide technical guidance across a number of general aircraft systems including hydraulics, landing gear, Environmental Control, ejection and propulsion. The support team is a fundamental service of BAE Systems to the RAAF as part of the in-service support contract of the Hawk 127 Lead In Fighter trainer aircraft.

On a daily basis, this role provides an opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of stakeholders including but not limited to interaction with the maintenance workforce, aircrew and Tactical Fighter Systems Program Office (TFSPO) staff.

The position involves the exercise of engineering judgment within broad and often undefined parameters in the overall interests of the project, to be conducted in accordance with Defence Aviation Safety Regulations and to meet the agreed operational needs of the customer. The role covers, DASR Part M, Part 21J and Military Type Certificate Holder activities.

In more specific terms, you will:

  • Conduct technical investigation of problems emanating from the maintenance, logistics, or operating environment, with on-site aircraft and equipment test facilities available to assist in this process
  • Develop, review and approve  changes to the aircraft design to address defects or introduce new capability and provide support to the broader engineering team in delivering engineering solutions including system integration, upgrades, modifications, substitutions, repairs and design content associated with modification documentation and publications, relating to aircraft mechanical and flight systems within a delegated level of engineering authority
  • Liaise with the RAAF, operators,  maintenance personnel, airworthiness authorities, OEM's both in Australia and abroad as appropriate to ensure design integrity
  • Conduct technical information reviews to determine applicability, defining any necessary action and embodiment implementation
  • Ensure that the applicable aircraft and aircraft equipment remain technically acceptable to the Customer, by ensuring design standards are not compromised, that the equipment continues to conform to the authorised basis of certification and specifications of design requirements are authorised within such standards
  • Provide professional development, mentoring and guidance to staff within the engineering team

About You

As the ideal applicant, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications and experience satisfying the requirements for membership of Engineers, Australia
  • Aviation Engineering background with particular knowledge of Mechanical and Flight Systems such as landing gear, hydraulics, propulsion systems, flight controls, environmental conditioning systems, oxygen generation and life support systems
  • Previous military aircraft experience is highly regarded but not essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to enable you to work effectively with others and to be able to influence across all levels of the business
  • Aviation System Safety and Risk Analysis experience would be well regarded

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Further information regarding clearances is available at:

Applications should be addressed to: Chris Girling, Talent Acquisition Specialist

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for these opportunities.  An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits.

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