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Senior Asset Engineer

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


  • Airservices owns, manages, operates and maintains a large number of aviation rescue and fire fighting services (ARFFS) related assets which underpin it’s service delivery to the aviation industry.
  • These assets include a large specialised fire fighting vehicle fleet and a variety of rescue vessels.
  • The role is responsible for optimising the technical and financial performance of the ARFFS emergency vehicle assets throughout their lifecycle, balancing costs, risks, opportunities and performance benefits.
  • You will be responsible for developing a whole of life Asset Class Management Plan (ACMP) aligned with our Service Plans and Strategies.
  • The role requires the ongoing management of system requirements for systems within the asset class(es) to assure continuity of required service outcomes.
  • The role requires developing costed options for the sustainment and replacement of technology solutions.

The Role

  • Reporting to the Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) Lifecycle Management Lead will ensure ARFFS Lifecycle Management objectives and outcomes are successfully achieved through the application of best practice in asset management, domain technical knowledge and effective interpersonal skills;
  • Develop and maintain s fit-for-purpose ACMP, aligned with Airservices’ Corporate Plan, strategic planning objectives and the Enterprise Asset Management Framework:
    • Define objectives and levels of service for all asset management activities, aligned with the Service Plan and SAMP;
    • Specify the range, volume and quality of asset planning activities;
    • Provide input into the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model for the asset class and identify and specify costs for all key stages of the asset management lifecycle;
    • Determine optimised asset maintenance regimes and policies;
    • Work with Asset & Capability Lifecycle Management leads to determine resources and services required to achieve asset management plans and associated artefacts (including performance reporting);
    • Use effective techniques to analyse current and forecast demands and costs;
    • Use historical data and understand drivers to support forecasts of demand, costs and required levels of service.
  • Manage system requirements throughout their asset lifecycle;
  • Work with stakeholders across Chief Service Delivery Officer (CSDO) to understand their service strategy and ensure alignment in relation to service outcomes, risk appetite and compliance/regulatory requirements, detailed in the Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP);
  • Develop asset class reports detailing technical and economic performance of the asset class against the set objectives;
  • Appraise investment options for creation, acquisition and sustainment of assets, increasing asset capability or replacing assets at end of life:
  • Review and influence procurement approach to achieve optimum asset life-cycle performance;
  • Keep abreast of technology and market trends, and assess their potential asset management impact, in particular on ability to meet demand and service outcomes;

The Person

  • Builds and maintains effective and cordial working relationships at all levels, including a level of peer review and mentorship across the team;
  • Ensures activities and deliverables are completed to quality, time and budget in accordance with the business unit accountabilities and responsibilities;
  • Is able to prioritise and effectively manage their workload to meet deadlines set by the Lead.

Team Culture

  • 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 – we trust that our people are operating with the right intent and will make the right decisions
    • collaborative – we rely on the unique talents of all to deliver better outcomes
    • inclusive – we are inclusive of all. We can bring our whole selves to work
    • accountable – we accept accountability for outcomes and we are clear and compassionate when making tough decisions
    • future focused – we embrace change, recognise problems as challenges to be solved together and make timely risk based decisions
    • purpose driven – we believe in the value that we provide to the community and our customers
  • 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.

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualified in Mechanical 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 vehicle and/or emergency management systems;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and expertise with respect to mechanical systems. Heavy vehicle knowledge and experience will be an advantage. Electrical knowledge and experience is desirable.
  • 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 emergency vehicle systems supporting a complex operational environment;
  • Determination of optimised asset maintenance regimes and policies for emergency vehicle assets.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and the alibility to converse and prepare written documentation and engage with both internal and external audiences

Security Clearance 

  • To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian citizen as an Australian Government Baseline Security Clearance is required for this role.

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

Download File Senior Asset Engineer - TP Band 2021v01.docx

Should you require any further information please contact Cameron Armitage on 0421938637 or

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 11.55 pm (AEST) Wednesday 4 August 2021.

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