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Senior Project Engineer - Wedgetail In Service Support

BOEING RIV SITE - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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The Opportunity

Boeing Defence Australia is shaping the future of multiple air, land and sea platforms which is delivering critical capability for the Australian Defence Force. As part of this capability growth, Boeing Defence Australia is seeking an experienced Senior Project Engineer to support the delivery of major upgrade programs across these Defence platforms.

As a highly skilled Senior Project Engineer you will apply your extensive Project Engineering knowledge and leadership ability to support a multidisciplinary engineering team through the full lifecycle of an engineering change from initial proposal development and design conception through to incorporation of the change onto the platform.

Specifically, this role is a Senior Project Engineer on the Wedgetail In-Service Support Contract, supporting Minor Projects delivery. The Wedgetail In-Service Support contract covers the sustainment of the Royal Australian Air Force's E-7A Wedgetail fleet, including engineering and maintenance support, repairs, spare parts and aircrew and maintenance training.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Project Manager to ensure the engineering scope is delivered within the quality, schedule and budgetary constraints of the project
  • Developing and governing execution against engineering plans
  • Developing and progressing Change Management artifacts
  • Managing the design through the system engineering reviews and business gate process
  • Conducting project control activities
  • Tracking performance metrics and identifying continuous improvement opportunities
  • Acting as a customer and stakeholder interface to ensure that engineering and technical requirements are adequately understood and communicating engineering status on project deliverables.

 To be successful you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in complex technical development and integration projects.
  • Strong understanding of Project Engineering principles and application of techniques
  • Strong understanding of Systems Engineering principles and lifecycle management, including Mandated System Reviews
  • Experience developing and executing against key Project Engineering and Systems Engineering artifacts including Systems Engineering Management Plan and Verification and Validation Plan
  • Experience with Change Management processes and progressing change management artifacts
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to engage, influence and negotiate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and customers.
  • Experience with aerospace and / or defence projects highly regarded.
  • Experience in supporting projects in an ASDEFCON contract environment highly regarded.
  • Knowledge of Wedgetail Systems is desirable
  • Exposure to Security Engineering including Cyber worthiness Requirements and Security Classification, Categorisation and Guidance (SCCG) principles desirable

This position can be based in Adelaide, Brisbane or Newcastle.

Applicants must be hold an NV1 Security Clearance.

About Us

Boeing Defence Australia is shaping the future of aerospace and delivering some of the nation's most important programs for the Australian Defence Force.As a BDA employee, you will join other innovative, ethical people who have the critical skills required to develop and deliver world class capabilities and systems to protect Australia and its national interests.

Joining us is a chance to make your mark, working with a diverse team that is united in pushing the boundaries of imagination and excellence.

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Female applicants, people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent and ex-defence personnel are encouraged to apply.


  • Flexible working options
  • Study assistance
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Global opportunities

If you are ready to join an innovative industry leader and would like to register your interest in working for Boeing, please click Apply Now.