Project Chief Engineer

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering

Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Adelaide

Type: Full Time

Posted: 16/12/2019


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

BBA is seeking a Program Chief Engineer to join our team. You will provide senior engineering leadership to the Boeing Defence Australia Wakulda Program. The Wakulda System is the premier ground based surveillance and control system operated by the Royal Australian Airforce. The system is entering an exciting period of upgrades and enhancement under a spiral development model.

This role will see you located in either our Brisbane, Adelaide, or Newcastle site.

BDA is dedicated to providing a diverse and flexible work environment so that we can recruit and retain the best talent. As such, we would welcome applications for Full Time, Part Time and flexible work arrangements. 


  • Final accountability and authority for specification, configuration, design, certification and verification
  • Engineering governance, including regulatory and airworthiness compliance, product safety, security and integrity
  • Senior technical leadership for the program including interfaces to customers and suppliers
  • Delegation and monitoring engineering authority to competent engineering staff.


To be successful you will have a track record in:

  • Establishing a culture of proactive technical oversight, risk management and rapid issue resolution
  • Prevention of travelled technical risk and ensuring that technical risks and issues are driven rapidly to closure
  • Driving productivity improvements through the use of lean or agile disciplines including sharing best practices and lessons learned
  • Establishing strong technical relationships with customers, suppliers, and internal stakeholders.
  • Applicants must be eligible to obtain CPEng and RPEQ.
  • 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

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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