Project Chief Engineer - AIR5077 Phase 5A




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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.

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.

We currently employ more than 2,500 people across 14 sites in Australia and three international locations and have a range of opportunities available as we plan for future growth.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a talented Program Chief Engineer to support the E-7A Wedgetail AIR5077 Phase 5A compliance upgrade program. This modification program will deliver world class contemporary airborne surveillance, communication and battle management capability to the Royal Australian Air Force. The role can be based in Brisbane or Adelaide.


  • Provision of engineering leadership and direction across the AIR5077 Phase 5A technical work force

  • Engineering management system compliance

  • Ensures adherence to company and business standards of technical excellence

  • Maintains a culture of open dialogue and proactive technical oversight, risk management and rapid risk / issue resolution to prevent traveled technical risk.

  • Holder of system design authority for the AIR5077 Phase 5A program

  • Compliance with Defence Aviation Safety Regulations,


  • Qualifications in engineering in a structures, mechanical or electrical/electronic discipline (15+ years' experience).

  • Excellent knowledge of Defence Aviation Safety Regulatory (DASR) Framework and experience with practical application of the DASRs.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain RPEQ and CPEng.

  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens to meet defence security requirements, and have the avility to obtain/maintain NV2 level clearance.


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

How to apply

View the full Position Description and apply now.