ISRSPO ESU Aerospace Sytems Manager

Location Canberra Airport ACT


The key duties of the position include The Role This position will broadly entail the conduct and management of certification activities including Compliance Demonstrations, Certification Program Plans, Airworthiness Issue Papers (AwIPs) and Military Certification Review Items (MCRIs) related to "Certified" category Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), as well as activities associated with the achievement of UAS Operating Permits for "Specific Type A" category UAS. This will require close engagement with ISRSPO's project staff, the Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA) and many other stakeholders to liaise and negotiate on issues pertinent to Airworthiness, Certification and Airspace Integration. The member will be required to inform and undertake system safety and WHS risk and hazard analysis and reviews, including management, resolutions strategies, treatments, and follow on actions.

The member should possess a strong knowledge of Defence Aviation Safety Regulations (DASR) and act as a subject matter expert within ISRSPO. 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. 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 stakeholders; -have experience and knowledge related to aircraft certification, airspace integration, airworthiness, system safety of aircraft, or a similar field; -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 awareness or 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 information environment, as well as cyberworthiness considerations and their impact on airworthiness..

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4 Sep 2020


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