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Structures Engineer

Requisition ID: R10016941

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Richmond - NSW, 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 a global team of over 90,000, our 800+ Australian employees design, develop, build and support some of the world’s most advanced products, from cutting-edge aircraft and next-generation spacecraft to unrivalled cyber security systems and all-seeing radars.

The C-27J engineering team is now seeking a highly motivated Structures Engineer to join the C-27J Part 21J Design Organisation based at either Springfield, QLD or Richmond, NSW

As a member of the wider NGA Military Design Organisation, you will provide structural design and 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 and also provision of support to the Continuing Airworthiness Management Services (CAM Services) as required.

This is a unique opportunity to support a high-profile platform well known for its humanitarian aid and disaster relief capabilities in our region.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Producing engineering repairs, designs and modifications in accordance with DASR Part 21J requirements.
  • Conducting independent checking of engineering documentation within prescribed engineering authority.
  • Assessing issues and incoming technical information for risks and proposing appropriate risk mitigations.
  • Identifying and recommending mitigations for any safety risks to be incorporated into the System Safety Program.
  • Liaising with other sub-functions within the C-27J Engineering team to advise on impacts Continued Airworthiness and/or the Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP).
  • Providing support to NGA / 35SQN Part 145 Maintenance Organisation members.
  • Investigating, reporting and communicating engineering compliance issues to the Chief Engineer and other Compliance Verification Engineers (CVE’s) as required.
  • Mentoring and coaching of junior engineers.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Relevant engineering degree (Mechanical/Aeronautical/Structures).
  • Experience as a Professional Engineer in the aviation industry.
  • Experience with Stress Analysis of Aircraft Structures.
  • Working knowledge of CASA/DASA/EASA regulations.
  • Experience and understanding of Configuration Control and Design Change Management.
  • Must be an Australian citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Defence security clearance.

Why Northrop Grumman?

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.
  • Free parking.
  • WellbeiNG Program.
  • Employee Incentive Program.
  • Employee Discount Program.

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.