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Senior Systems Engineering Specialist

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Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: VIC, QLD
Categories: Engineering, Technology, Aviation, Air Traffic Control

  • Senior Systems Engineering Specialist.
  • A 2 year fixed term permanent position.
  • Attractive remuneration plus 14% superannuation.
  • Melbourne or Brisbane based with flexible working conditions.
  • A collaborative and supportive environment that values professionalism, objectivity, and integrity.

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:

Airservices engineering offices in Melbourne and Brisbane provides system management and support for a variety of high reliability, safety critical systems and technologies, with the focus of this role being system management and projects in support of Aerodrome Systems (i.e., INTAS, TWRMET and ALCS systems).

As a Senior Systems Engineering Specialist with Airservices you will:

  • Investigate, manage, and implement corrections, enhancements, and upgrades on supported systems.
  • Provide engineering expertise and plans for the testing and deployment of system changes.
  • Prepare engineering and system support documentation.
  • Develop proposals and estimates for system changes and improvements.
  • Develop and control system configurations.
  • Review and approve system drawing changes (circuit diagrams and system interface connections).
  • Support field maintenance staff in deploying system changes and resolving system issues.
  • Participate in projects and lead the creation of project engineering artefacts,
  • Manage and implement system security controls,
  • Determine work priorities and lead small teams completing project and support activities,
  • Fulfil a System Technical Advisor role for one or more systems as required,
  • Liaise across the organisation with maintenance centres, asset managers, project managers, safety specialists, engineering assurance specialists and system users,
  • Liaise with external organisations, support contractors and suppliers,
  • Provide training, coaching, mentoring and work review for technical and engineering staff,
  • Adhere to relevant regulations, legislation, and frameworks (e.g., Civil Aviation Safety Regulations, Work Health and Safety legislation, internal frameworks, and reporting processes),
  • Manage system technical and safety risks,

We are building the team, so not only will you be joining a team of highly professional engineering specialists all working towards a common goal for the benefit of the aviation industry and community, but you will also play a part in defining the team’s culture in alignment with Airservices values.

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

Download File Senior Engineering Specialist PD 501015.docx

The Person:

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced Senior Systems Engineering Specialist to join an amazing team environment within a fixed term full time position for 2 years. permanent. You will be team focussed, have exceptional written communication skills and act with honestly, integrity and ethically with care and diligence.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A solid practical understanding of electronic and electrical circuits.
  • Experience in providing system support including, investigation, management, and resolution of complex issues.
  • Proven ability to provide technical leadership of small teams completing support and project activities.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to write high quality technical and non-technical documents, reports, and procedures for a range of audiences,
  • Experience providing training, coaching, and mentoring to technical and engineering personnel.
  • Understanding of the typical engineering artefacts produced across the life cycle of a technology project,
  • An Electronics, Electrical, Telecommunications, Information Technology or similar engineering degree, or certified equivalent international qualification, which provides eligibility for registration as a professional engineer under applicable state or territory legislation (e.g., Board of Professional Engineers Queensland).

At Airservices Australia, we embrace and thrive on diversity of thought, perspectives, and capabilities because we know the benefits of having a workforce that is representative of the community that we serve. We appreciate everyone is unique, and acknowledge diversity in thought leads to greater transparency and improved consideration in our decision making.

We believe a diverse workforce supported by an inclusive culture is central to our success. We actively encourage and welcome candidates from all cultural backgrounds, gender identities, people living with disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.

Security Clearance:

To be eligible to apply, it is preferable that you will be an Australian Citizen as a NV1 clearance may be required for this role.

Should you require any further information please contact Muralidhar Kallapalle, Aerodrome Technology Team Leader at

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position please lodge an application online via the “apply link” attaching your resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience and how they relate to this role.

Applications close Friday 19th April 2024 at 5.00 pm AEST.


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