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Senior Avionics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10006301

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Springfield Central - 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 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.

Northrop Grumman Australia partners with the Royal Australian Air Force to provide through-life support for its fleet of C-27J Spartan Battlefield 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 engineering team, you will be responsible to support the development of avionics/electrical modifications to the aircraft through design, certification and other technical support processes. Activities undertaken will include those under DASR 21 Design Production and Certification and DASR M Continuing Airworthiness Management Services (CAM Services) as required.

As a Senior Avionics Engineer you will be expected to provide coaching, mentorship and delegate tasks accordingly under the guidance of the IPT lead to junior members of the team. Your responsibilities will also include performing peer review, review and approval of engineering activities, whilst exercising individual judgment and initiative in the application of engineering principles, techniques and methods. 

The position can be based in Springfield Lakes, QLD or Richmond, NSW.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Development, Review & Approval of various aircraft Avionics / Electrical and/or Electronic System Modifications including all supporting documentation, within the scope and level of delegated Engineering Authority assigned under Part 21 MDO and/or Part M CAM Services.
  • Hold Engineering Authority (EA) as a Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE) under DASR Part 21J to authorize minor changes to type design & repairs and compliance check of major designs in support of DASA approval.
  • Application of Systems Engineering processes across the product lifecycle.
  • Provide coordination and support to project management of tasks through the design development and installation phases.
  • Provide advice to internal/external stakeholders and representing the team on specific projects, technical issues and in various intra-/inter-organisational meetings as required.
  • Provide oversight and review work of junior engineers for technical accuracy, adequacy and quality.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Relevant engineering degree (Avionics/Electrical/Mechatronics).
  • Experience as a Professional Engineer in the aviation industry.
  • Working knowledge of CASA/DASA/EASA regulations.
  • 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.