Principal Engineer – Aerospace Airworthiness

Melbourne
March 28, 2024
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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.

QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers’ most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.
 

As part of our ongoing growth and support to the Australian Defence Force we are looking for an experienced Aerospace Engineer to join our aerospace structural integrity team supporting type certification for military aviation applications.

Your experience within aviation regulatory environments will support you in this Aerospace Engineering role which will see you become part of the team reviewing changes to type certification on military products.

This interesting role will see you:

  • Working closely with the Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA) in support of independent safety assurance activities
  • Assessing complex technical applications for compliance with standards and Defence regulatory requirements
  • Provide specialist engineering and technical advice to Defence and industry organisations on complex ADF aircraft issues
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders such as the ADF operational community, Defence sustainment and acquisition organisations, and Defence industry

As our ideal candidate you will bring:

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace, Aeronautical or Mechanical/ Mechatronic recognised by Engineers Australia
  • Defence security clearance to NV1 
  • Knowledge of DASR / CASA or other aviation safety regulation framework
  • An understanding of airworthiness requirements and some exposure to type certification
  • Currently have, or aspire to work towards, technical authority and / or technical leadership responsibilities
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Are Melbourne-based or willing to relocate to Melbourne for this opportunity.

Life At QinetiQ

Are you ready to be part of a game-changing team leading the development of tomorrow’s technology? When you join QinetiQ, you’ll work alongside some of the industry’s most brilliant minds. We offer generous benefits to support you throughout each stage of your career, including industry-leading flexibility and generous performance rewards. At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career. You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed. Some of our benefits include:

•         Individual Professional development allowance

•         Flexible work

•         Leave purchase

•         Loyalty leave

•         Individual and company performance bonuses

•         Complimentary salary continuance insurance

•         Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back

A full list of our employee benefits can be found here: https://www.qinetiq.com/en-au/careers/benefits

As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers’ advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed.

We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applicants MUST hold an Australian Government security clearance or be eligible to obtain one. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks for all preferred candidates.

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As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers’ advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people. 

QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.

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