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Senior Asset Engineer - Navigation

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: VIC, ACT, NSW, QLD, Various
Categories: Engineering


Utilise your systems engineering experience in Aviation Navigation, with scope to also work across Aviation Surveillance and Communications, to optimise the asset lifecycle and drive the future strategic direction.

The Organisation

Airservices Australia is a government-owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11% of the world’s airspace and provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports.

Our people are our greatest asset with a dynamic and diverse team operating from locations across the country - from bustling cities to regional and remote locations, including an island. This team keep Australia’s aviation industry safe every day of the year, both in the air and on the ground.

We connect people with their world safely – linking family and friends, generating economic activity, creating jobs, and facilitating trade and tourism.

Airservices is committed to fostering a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful.  We encourage motivated individuals who love what they do, value a service first mindset and embrace a challenge to explore a career with Airservices. In return you will be a valued team member, be offered flexibility and experience a meaningful career in an exciting, ever-evolving aviation industry.

The Role & The Team

Reporting to the CNS&A Lifecycle Management Lead, you will:

  • Ensure Lifecycle Management objectives and outcomes are successfully achieved through the application of best practice in asset management, domain technical knowledge and effective interpersonal skills;
  • Elicit, analyse and manage system requirements through their asset lifecycle whilst utilising strong systems engineering knowledge and experience;
  • Support transformation of the asset base through innovated ideas to support asset transformation in the areas of sourcing, integration and delivery;
  • Bring a strong business and technical acumen to support investment decisions that support the realisation of strategic objectives.

We keep a clear focus on the best outcome for the organisation and aviation industry and go above and beyond where required to achieve this. The team culture is centred around Airservices desired culture, which is: trust based, collaborative, inclusive, accountable, future focussed and purpose driven. The team is built on a philosophy of care where we genuinely care for and value each other. We prioritise mental health and wellbeing as well as safety, physical health and wellbeing.

Please see the link below to view the full Position Description:

  NAV- Senior Asset Engineer.pdf

The Person

The successful applicant will have:

  • Strong systems engineering knowledge and experience
  • Strong business and technical acumen and experience working on Navigation Assets. Experience in the similar areas of Communications and Surveillance, with a strong motivation to develop knowledge in the area of Navigation, will also be considered;
  • Knowledge and experience working within established asset management frameworks;
  • The ability to define and lead a body of work based on a desired outcome, influencing others across the value chain in the process;
  • Builds and maintains effective and cordial working relationships at all levels, to ensure outcomes are managed and achieved;
  • Shall be excited for leading and setting strategic asset direction in line with the strategic and corporate objectives.

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualified in Engineering, eligible for registration at the Chartered level by a recognised professional body and hold registration as a Professional Engineer in relevant area of engineering (RPEQ/RPEV);
  • Mature Systems Engineering including Requirements Elicitation, RMA analytics and Risk Management as applied to CNS systems;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and expertise with respect to Communication, Navigation or Surveillance systems, with a preference for Navigation experience..
  • Ability to operate in a technically complex and regulated environment, relating to policies and procedures as necessary;
  • Applied business thinking in relation to benefits identification and assessment, system lifecycle cost analysis, TCO and value determination and optimisation techniques;
  • Experience with supplier contract development/management;
  • Demonstrable experience involving data-driven decision making to optimise technical and financial performance of CNS systems supporting a complex operational environment;
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to converse and prepare written documentation and engage with and influence both internal and external audiences.

Should you require any further information please contact Cortnie Taylor at

Airservices Australia is a diverse and inclusive employer that recognises the benefits of having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. We encourage applications from diverse groups including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Security Clearance

To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident as an Australian Government Baseline Security Clearance is required for this role. Please refer to the security check requirements successful applicants will be required to undertake as part of the recruitment process.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please lodge an application online before Applications close 11.55 pm (AEST) Sunday 23rd January 2022. Please note that Airservices Australia Corporate have a Christmas closure period from the 24th Dec to 10th January and applications will be reviewed and actioned from the 23rd January 2022. We look forward to reviewing your application.


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