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Project Engineer

Requisition ID: R10011891

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Amberley - QLD, Australia
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: Australia Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret (NV1)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time 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.

It’s only impossible – until you do it at Northrop Grumman

Wherever the boundaries of possible are being pushed, Northrop Grumman is there. We solve the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defence and cyberspace and have supported critical defence and civil programs in Australia for over 20 years.

Backed by Northrop Grumman’s world class capabilities, we solve our customers’ most challenging problems across space, aeronautics and mission critical systems in commitment to Australia’s future.

Northrop Grumman Australia 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.

Part of Northrop Grumman’s Platform Stewardship responsibility is to work collaboratively with our customer to define future capability. The KC-30A Capability Development team is responsible for these activities and manages a wide range of projects varying in size and complexity.

We are now seeking applications for a suitably experienced Project Engineer to support a Cryptographic project aimed at updating and enhancing the extant system with a contemporary capability.

This role would be ideal for an Engineer / Project Management professional with Tactical Data Link / Communication Systems experience. Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain and Defence (NV1) clearance – members with a current baseline clearance can be considered.

This position is located at RAAF Amberley.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Interfacing directly with the CoA customer to provide advice to internal/external stakeholders
  • Project engineering tasks including:
    • Requirements analysis and determination
    • Preparation, scheduling and monitoring of engineering & technical tasks
    • Liaising between Project Management/Engineering team members
    • Act as primary technical point of contact for the project
    • Identify engineering and technical risks
    • Providing clear and concise communications to stakeholders
  • Investigating and resolving technical issues cooperatively with the wider KC-30A Engineering community
  • Supporting project management activities through provision of timely and accurate reporting of activities and risk
  • Appropriate management of ITAR controlled data

Why Northrop Grumman?

As an integral part of the Australian team, you will receive professional development and a comprehensive benefits package. Furthermore, you will be joining an inclusive work environment built on innovation and respect, supported by the highest ethical standards.

Our Values represent what is important to us at Northrop Grumman and are integrated into all aspects of our employee experience:

  • We do the right thing
  • We do what we promise
  • We commit to shared success
  • We pioneer

What do we offer in return?

  • Professional Development Support – further education, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training including LinkedIn Learning and SkillSoft
  • Up to 2 weeks additional purchased annual leave
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases
  • Generous parental leave entitlements
  • WellbeiNG Program
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Project Management qualifications and/or suitable experience in a project-based environment
  • Engineering or technical qualifications in an aviation-related discipline
  • Working knowledge of Defence/Civil aviation regulations (CASA/DASA)
  • Experience working in a CAMO or CAM Services environment and/or 21J Design Organisation
  • Proficiency using project management software tools
  • Experience working on time critical projects and adherence to strict deadlines
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders both locally and abroad
  • Must be an Australian citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Defence security clearance (NV1)

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian Citizens. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

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.



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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.