ISRSPO ESU Aerospace Systems Engineer

Location Pialligo ACT


The key duties of the position include The Role Working in this role will involve engaging with stakeholders; investigating, analysing, and reporting on aerospace engineering, certification, and integration concepts; developing and implementing recommendations and advice to address issues; and managing specifications and resources in support of the Defence Capability Life Cycle. This position will be accountable under limited direction to perform complex engineering work within the ISRSPO Engineering Management System; maintain a well-developed understanding of Defence's mission and policy requirements; organise their workflow; and make independent decisions relating to their area of responsibility. An important part of the role is to develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders including project staff, the Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA), Air Force, and other Aerospace Systems projects.

As such, the successful applicant must have strong communication skills. About our Team Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Program Office (ISRSPO) is the acquisition agency for two cutting-edge Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS): Project AIR7000 Phase 1B's MQ-4C Triton, an advanced maritime ISR platform; and Project AIR7003 Phase 1's MQ-9B SkyGuardian, which will provide battlefield ISR and support as Australia's first armed RPAS. The SPO is made up of a mixed workforce of Air Force, public servants, and contractors.

It is primarily located at Brindabella Business Park in the ACT. Within ISRSPO the Engineering Support Unit (ESU) is responsible for engineering management, engineering tasks, strategic planning, governance, and assurance across both of ISRSPO's RPAS projects. This small, close-knit unit reports to the ISRPSO Chief Engineer and performs complex and highly varied work, with the Aerospace Systems team working across areas such as aircraft certification, airspace integration, airworthiness, system safety, and risk management to support the acquisition of the ISR RPAS.

Our Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate shall: have strong communication and stakeholder management skills to support the heavy engagement required with internal and external project stakeholder; have knowledge of or a strong willingness to learn about aircraft certification, airspace integration, airworthiness, and system safety; be able to complete complex engineering work and research with limited direction; be comfortable using, learning, and applying standards; have a genuine interest in Defence aviation, RPAS, and supporting the Australian Defence Force; be innovative and able to think of and communicate approaches to unique problems in airworthiness and certification to support ISRSPO's first-of-type RPAS projects; and have an interest in wider issues and developments affecting the future fifth-generation Air Force, including the criticality of Command and Control links for RPAS, integration of platforms into the Defence i.

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4 Sep 2020


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