Airfield Engineer



About the Job The mission of the Air Force Airfield Engineering specialisation is to provide appropriate infrastructure for the conduct and sustainment of effective combat and related air operations to the Air Force. To achieve this mission the Airfield Engineering specialisation requires the ability to deploy both onshore and overseas to provide their vital enabling functions for the projection of Air Force's core air power capability. The Airfield Engineering specialisation provides advice to the wider Air Force on infrastructure issues including the following: Provision, protection and regeneration of air bases Ability to rapidly deploy to, assess, prepare, maintain and regenerate both onshore and offshore military and civilian airfields; Protection and sustainment of air power; and Provision of infrastructure and expertise for passive defence and physical security to airfields.

As an Airfield Engineering Officer you will perform a broad range of engineering and military roles and hold significant responsibility. Using specialist military and technical civil engineering expertise you'll work with a diverse team of engineers, tradespersons and contractors in an exciting variety of tasks. These may include developing and maintaining infrastructure on military bases, surveying airfields and establishing temporary runways in remote locations in Australia and overseas for use by military aircraft.

  Numerous posting opportunities exist in various areas including infrastructure/airfield assessment, estate planning, weapons effects on structures, construction management and management of mobile airfield engineering teams. After you complete Initial Officer Training, time and circumstances permitting you may be placed in an Airfield Engineering Flight to gain exposure to a variety of job roles and exercises before commencing your Initial Employment Training (IET). On completion of your IET you will be posted to new roles every 2-3 years.

As a junior Airfield engineer you will experience various roles (discussed in greater detail below) including: a Base or Staff engineer position; Flight Commander of an Airfield Engineering Flight; manage the delivery of major infrastructure projects; and specific engineering based specialist positions. From this experience, you will develop as a competent engineering leader with increasing levels of responsibility along the way. Duties of an Airfield Engineer (AFENG) Across the spectrum of Airfield Engineering roles, the duties of an Airfield Engineer can include: Provide airfield infrastructure to meet required operational capability Understand basic airfield planning requirements and techniques Manage Engineering works in support of deployed operations Assess airfields including pavement integrity Manage engineering infrastructure for point of entry airfields Deliver facilities works Develop facilities works Review infrastructure development proposals Review works proposals Input weapon system master planning s.

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28 Feb 2020


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