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Northrop Grumman Senior Structures Engineer (CVE) in Springfield Central, Australia

We're building a reputation as the place to be in Defence. With strong local management, sound investment and a fresh approach, we're on an exciting trajectory and building unique capability. Leveraging the kind of leading edge US capabilities and technology most can only imagine, our close-knit 800 strong team is busy delivering World-leading solutions to safeguard Australia's future. And, together, we're growing a business where everyone contributes and everyone matters.

Northrop Grumman Australia partners with the Royal Australian Air Force to provide through-life-support for its fleet of ten C-27J Spartan Airlifter aircraft. The C-27J complements the Australian Defence Force's existing Air Mobility fleet and provides airlift of people, equipment and supplies in Australia and our region.

Your Role:

In your role as a member of the C-27J Engineering team, you will handle a diverse range of duties including providing structural design, analysis, and technical support in line with engineering management plans. A significant part of your responsibility will be the efficient management of repair and modification designs to ensure aircraft availability. Your role extends to mentoring the team, contributing to standardisation in processes and analysis methods, and ensuring compliance with DASR Part 21J and CAMO Services requirements.

You'll also manage engineering workflows, assess technical risks, and maintain the C-27J configuration. Your expertise will be pivotal in conducting detailed stress analysis, certification compliance checks, and guiding the engineering team in maintaining airworthiness and mission capability.

About You:

As a Principal Engineer, you are expected to bring a deep-seated passion for the Aviation and Aerospace industry. Your background likely includes significant experience in Defence or Civil Aviation sectors, demonstrating a strong track record in leadership and technical guidance. Key to this role is your ability to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders and to provide mentorship within the engineering team. Essential qualifications include a relevant technical discipline degree, with the capacity to obtain or maintain a Defence security clearance. Your commitment to personal and professional growth, combined with a quality-focused and commercially savvy approach, will be crucial in driving success in this role.

What's in it for you:

Success in this role will see you supported by your astute manager who is dedicated to you succeeding and developing as a professional engineer.

Whatever your role, life stage or background, you can shape your career here in your way with highly challenging work, great colleagues and career development, plus a range of flexible benefits and working patterns.

  • Professional Development - further education, leadership development, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training

  • Options for flexible & hybrid work including 9 day fortnight

  • Purchased annual leave

  • Salary packaging including novated car leases

  • Generous paid parental leave

  • Volunteer Leave

  • Health & Wellbeing program

  • Employee Assistance Program

Everyone Matters

Doing the Right Thing and Sharing Success are two values underpinning how we behave at Northrop Grumman. Here, everyone matters and we proudly encourage individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply to join our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, you must be an Australian Citizen. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role. You will also need to satisfy pre-employment drug & alcohol testing, police checks and employment screening verification.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.