Propulsion System Integrity Engineer

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering

Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Edinburgh

Type: Full Time

Posted: 16/12/2019


Boeing Defense Australia (BDA) is currently recruiting for a Propulsion System Integrity (PSI) Engineer for the in-service support of the Royal Australian Air Force fleet of P-8 Poseidon Aircraft. As a PSI Engineer embedded with the Surveillance and Response Systems Program Office (SRSPO) P-8A Sustainment Program (P8SP), you will:


  • Lead the continued airworthiness elements of the P-8A Propulsion System Integrity (PSI) to ensure safe operation of the ADF P-8A fleet with consideration to capability and cost of ownership.
  • Provide technical leadership to 92WG and 11SQN in the implementation of PSI Program requirements.
  • Oversee implementation of PSI Program initiatives on behalf of the United States Navy (USN).
  • Lead SRSPO sustainment program in the resolution of P-8A immediate airworthiness issues applicable to the P-8A CFM56 engine system.
  • Lead in service support to develop / promulgate / review designs, repairs and solutions to propulsion system problems.


  • Lead Boeing implementation of P-8A PSIP requirements in accordance with the respective P-8A Propulsion System Integrity Management Plan (PSIMP).
  • Mentor SRSPO staff in PSI program requirements.
  • Approve all changes to in-service elements of the P-8A PSIMP. Ensure ADF unique implementation requirements are adequately accounted for.
  • Brief 92WG Delegate of Continuing Airworthiness Manager (DoCAM) of changes applicable to the P-8A Military Air Operator (MAO).
  • Approve Boeing review of USN NAVAIR PSI routine reports. Communicate recommendations/actions to SRSPO and 92WG.
  • Lead resolution of PSIP airworthiness issues with the Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA). Brief SRSPO and SRG Executive on the status of PSIP airworthiness issues.
  • Ensure Boeing meet P-8A PSIMP requirements as contracted. Develop performance reporting frameworks as required. 
  • Ensure 92WG and 11SQN meet P-8A PSIMP requirements, particularly regarding usage monitoring. 
  • Review Boeing assessment of changes to the ADF P-8A Statement of Operating Intent and Usage (SOIU) with consideration to PSI.
  • Support the Environmental Degradation Management (EDM) Lead to develop initiatives across the ADF P-8A fleet. Work with USN NAVAIR to implement these initiatives where possible. 
  • Act as the P8SP lead for international and domestic PSI Working Groups. 
  • Act as the P8SP lead for PSI review activities.
  • Provide Defence Aviation Safety Regulation (DASR) Part M support for P-8A in-service support.
  • Undertake technical information review, including review of Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins to assess, develop / promulgate / review designs, repairs and solutions to propulsion system problems.
  • Ensure artefacts are developed in accordance with work instructions, including compliance with change management and quality control processes.
  • Provide regular status information on engineering tasks.
  • Address System Safety and WHS issues relevant to aircraft propulsion systems.
  • Seek and share best engineering practice and knowledge and drive continuous improvement in BDA's engineering management system.

Essential criteria:

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Mechanical or compatible discipline from nationally accredited program or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years' experience in aircraft propulsion systems structural integrity/repairs.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, regulations, standards and best practices in either a Defence or Civil environment.
  • Professional work involving independence in approach and demanding a considerable degree of judgement.
  • Risk and safety analysis and management experience.
  • Experience working with Continuing Airworthiness Management environment including Part 21J liaison for repairs outside standard repair manuals and liaison experience with Part 145 organisations.
  • The ability to be self-motivated, proactive and driven to solve problems.
  • A high degree of personal and professional integrity.
  • Must be an Australian Citizen; possess or able to pass vetting for Australian Security Clearance of NV-1.
  • Ability to obtain membership grade from Engineers Australia (MIEAust) working towards Chartered Status.

Please note, this role will be shortlisted in January 2020

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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