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Senior Aviation Platform Engineer

BAE Systems

Location: Osborne

Job Type: Full time


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We work in a thriving sector – one that puts us at the forefront of exciting and meaningful work. Every day we push boundaries to produce some of the world's most innovative and ground breaking technology. Individually we all contribute to our success. Collectively we make the impossible possible.
Recognised for delivering projects of global and national significance that help keep Australia safe, it is our shared passion that shapes our culture, and our people that make it a great place to work.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Aviation Platform Engineer to join our Maritime Australia program based at Osborne Shipyard in Adelaide.
We embrace flexible work arrangements at BAE Systems Australia, such as working a 9-day fortnight and hybrid working.
Working across all aspects of the Hunter Aviation Platform Team you will help lead a team of skilled individuals that are responsible for the design and integration of aviation equipment and systems primarily located on the ships flight deck, hangar and mission bay.
Your position will cover all aspects of the operational, functional and physical engineering including, ship/aircraft support equipment & systems, stowage solutions, AVCAT fuelling, hangar maintenance facilities, helicopter handling system(s), verification and validation and certification management.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Producing and developing designs and integration solutions for ship aviation systems and equipment within the major design zones, including but not limited to: Aircraft handling system, visual landing aids, hangar crane, aviation equipment stowage, AVCAT fuel system, etc.
  • Development of safety and certification evidence to support key aviation and programme technical processes, procedures and legislation
  • Liaising with external agencies (the customer, approval authorities, etc.) and suppliers to support delivery of BAE Systems Surface Ships outputs and wider project milestones within budget and to schedule constraints
  • Manage engineering changes to supporting systems and services and co-ordination of inputs across design zones and the maturity process
  • Produce design and safety documentation (TESs, SOWs, DRGs) and manage supplier's reports, CDRLS and DRG submissions
  • Support the Engineering Manager with task planning, delivery and resource management

About YOU

  • Degree or equivalent qualification/experience in Mechanical/Aerospace/Marine/Systems Engineering with a broad depth of knowledge and experience
  • Have a working knowledge of CAD and 3D modelling packages
  • Possess a design background in complex engineering projects
  • Ability to propose and develop robust design concepts e.g. Spatial and layout designs, equipment and systems integration.
  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively under limited supervision
  • Ability to lead and collaborate effectively with others, including other engineers, production staff, suppliers, and designers/ draftspersons
  • Ability to train and mentor more junior engineers through good team-building skills
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and a proactive approach
  • Demonstrated good problem-solving skills with the ability to form & facilitate problem solving teams in order to achieve engineering systems and processes outcomes

We believe in hiring for potential, we know that some candidate hesitate if they don't tick all the boxes. If this role interests you, but you don't meet all the criteria, we still encourage you to apply.
About US
You will joining a workplace that truly cares about your wellbeing.
Our people are diverse and we value the variety of perspectives this brings, we know that a culture that is inclusive and fosters a sense of belonging is a place we can all make the most of our unique talents and be our best.
As Australia's largest defence company in a rapidly growing sector, you will be connected into a global team and encouraged to explore where your career might take you whether that is a traditional career path or squiggly one, there are infinite possibilities for you at BAE Systems Australia.
We welcome applicants from all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, age, or other lived experience; and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all positions.
We are proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180.
As a member of the Circle Back Initiative we commit to respond to every applicant
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As a Defence security clearance <is/maybe> required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and either possess or be eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearances.
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