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Senior Avionics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10006301

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Springfield Central, Queensland, Australia
  • 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.

Australia is a priority focus country for Northrop Grumman globally and our priority is to exemplify our class-leading products, capabilities and solutions to our customers and want you to join us on our journey of growth and expansion in Australia. 

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.  

We are now seeking a suitably experienced and qualified Senior Avionics Engineer responsible for supporting 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 engineer, you will have the opportunity to coach, mentor and delegate tasks accordingly to 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 - other locations may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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?

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.

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?

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.