Australia-South Australia-Adelaide
Date Posted
16 Jun 2019
The Role

Working from within a team of tight-knit and multi-disciplinary aerospace engineers, your mission is to support the Head of Design in the day-to-day management of the design department.  The role provides guidance and technical advice to Design Engineers and our Maintenance Organisations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This role will see you overseeing and actively working on both large and small design projects on our B717, BAe146, Dash 8 and CL604 aircraft.  Specifically, you will:

  • Provide mentorship, guidance and technical advice to Design Engineers
  • Carry out design modifications and repairs of aircraft for regulatory approval
  • Perform second checking of modifications and repairs of aircraft prior to regulatory approval
  • Project manage design support for aircraft in heavy maintenance both in Australia and Overseas
  • Liaise with CASA and manufacturers (Boeing, BAe Systems, Bombardier) as required
  • Perform other duties as required by the Head of Design.

Skills, Experience and Attributes

Ideally, we’re looking for someone who possesses:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Aerospace, Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent industry experience
  • Hold design authority under CASR Part 21
  • Significant experience on aircraft structures design
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills, enabling you to communicate across all levels of the business and with key external bodies (e.g. – CASA and manufacturers)
  • Excellent project and time management skills

Employee safety and well-being are important at Cobham.  Therefore, a pre-employment medical, along with ad-hoc and routine medical assessments will be conducted during your career with us.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in Australia.
The Company

Cobham Aviation Services (CAvS) is Australia’s largest provider of contract aviation services, employing 1,300 people nationally. It forms part of Cobham Plc’s global operations across the US, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa.


Cobham Plc is a leading global technology and services innovator, known and respected for delivering solutions to the most challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean through advanced electronic solutions, outsourced aviation services, communications and connectivity and mission systems.


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Australia-South Australia-Adelaide
Cobham Aviation Services AUS
Bree Downs-Woolley
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