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Electrical / Avionics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10042277

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: Australia Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Protected (Baseline)
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Australia is truly committed to being the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies. We provide meaningful and purposeful employment opportunities across a diverse range of functions delivering solutions and capabilities to our customers every day.

Northrop Grumman Australia partners with the Royal Australian Air Force to provide through-life support for its fleet of 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.

As a member of the C-27J Avionics Design Services team and part of the wider Engineering function, you will have the opportunity to perform technical investigations, design, testing and certification of repairs, design changes and modifications.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for aircraft and design. The position is open to Graduates/Early career applicants with demonstrated time management skills, strong communication skills and an inquisitive mind.

The position is ideally based at RAAF Base Richmond with hybrid options available. Other options include Mascot NSW or Springfield QLD.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Performing technical investigations of defects, faults and issues to determine possible causes and potential solutions
  • Development and review of Avionics and Electrical systems designs
  • Development of test plans and supporting aircraft trials
  • Assessing technical information
  • Obtaining and exercising Engineering Authority under the NGA Military Design Organisation and Part M CAM Services
  • Providing engineering input to maintain C-27J Configuration, technical and operational publications
  • Working closely as a team with other highly competent engineers and staff to sustain and grow the C-27J Capability.
  • Attending training, development and mentoring opportunities as part of a growth development plan.

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
  • 9 day fortnights
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases
  • Generous parental leave entitlements
  • WellbeiNG Program
  • Employee Incentive Program

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Relevant Engineering Degree (Avionics, Electrical, Mechatronics) or Engineers Australia recognised equivalent
  • Eligible to be a registered professional engineer


  • Demonstrated experience as a professional engineer in the Defence/Aviation industry
  • Chartered Engineer through Engineers Australia (or similar)
  • Working knowledge of configuration management and certification concepts

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.

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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.