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Senior Electrical/Avionics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10073855

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Amberley, Queensland, AUS
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: Australia Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret (NV1)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

At Northrop Grumman Australia, we’re committed to safeguarding Australia’s future by solving our customers most challenging problems across Space, Aeronautics and Mission Systems. Part of an industry leading business with over 85,000 employees around the world, we’re utilising that depth and expertise to define what is possible – delivering world-class defence capabilities for Australia. And world-class careers for our people.

Our Sustainment and Modernisation Services team provides the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with through-life support for its fleet of KC-30A Multi-role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft—a derivative of the Airbus A330-200. The platform is a trusted and proven asset and the program is continually growing in capability and expertise.

Your Role

As Senior Electrical/Avionics Engineer you will provide frontline electrical/avionics technical support services in accordance with engineering management plans and associated work instructions.

This includes performance of activities as part of the DASR Part 21J regulatory design organisation, development and review of engineering substantiation reports, compliance documents, test plans and design data, continuation of technical investigations and also provision of support to the Continuing Airworthiness Management Services (CAM Services) as required.

As part of our commitment to the KC-30A Enterprise your role will support 33 Squadron, HALSPO and 82 Wing based as RAAF Base Amberley.

About You

You will bring a high level of passion and drive for the Aviation and Aerospace industry along with a dedication to continued personal and professional growth.

Having had extensive experience across the aviation industry you have the ability to make and provide advice on more complex problems, provider peer review and provide coaching and mentoring to junior engineers.  

With a focus on quality, outcomes are key here so we are looking for a high level of commercial acumen combined with an engaging approach to collaborating with both internal stakeholders and the customer. 

What’s in it for you:

From day one you will be supported by your manager who will ensure you have all the support and continued development you need to succeed 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.


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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.