Aviation Safety OfficerFairbairn, AUS

Requisition ID: R10158521

  • Category: Mission and Quality Assurance

  • Location: Fairbairn, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

  • Clearance Type: Protected (Baseline)

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

We are Northrop Grumman Australia. Part of an 85,000 strong global Defence organisation, over 800 talented employees in Australia are leveraging our global resources to deliver a superior Australian Defence capability. As we build our business and our capabilities, we are also building a reputation as a great place to work. Help us define what is possible for our nation, and for your career.

Our Quality and Mission Assurance team enables our programs and functions to deliver exceptional products and services that not just meet but exceed our customer’s expectations. This includes performing audit and assurance activities, supporting process improvements, approving suppliers, managing risk and facilitating best practice across the organisation. They also manage our Quality Management System which provides the framework required to comply with the company’s regulatory, contractual and legislative obligations.

Your Role

As our Aviation Safety Specialist, you will ensure that our Aviation Safety Management System (AvSMS) complies with CASRs, DASRs, and international standards. A key aspect of your role will be overseeing the integration of these standards into our Special Purpose Aircraft (SPA) program, which has been delivering comprehensive support to the Royal Australian Air Force’s 34 Squadron since 2001.

Based at RAAF Fairbairn in Canberra, our SPA team manages maintenance, training, and logistics for a fleet of Boeing BBJs and Dassault Falcon 7Xs Business Jets. Your duties will include managing regulatory compliance, overseeing the AvSMS, conducting safety incident and accident investigations, and driving safety performance improvements across the board.

About You

You are a proactive, detail-oriented professional with demonstrated experience in aviation safety, ideally within the Defence or Aerospace sectors. Proficient in accredited Aviation SMS and incident investigation methodologies such as ICAM, MEDA, or TapRoot, you hold aviation-based engineering or maintenance qualifications and have a thorough understanding of Civil or Defence Aviation Safety Regulations. Skilled at thriving in dynamic and diverse environments, you are a strategic thinker with exceptional risk assessment skills.

Your expertise in managing complex safety programs and implementing best practices significantly boosts both safety and operational excellence. Join us and contribute to maintaining and enhancing safety standards within our prestigious SPA program.

What’s in it for you:

Whatever your role, life stage, or background, you can shape your career here in your way with highly challenging work, great colleagues, and career development, plus a range of flexible benefits and working patterns.

  • Commitment to your Professional Development – further education, leadership development, professional industry memberships, and unlimited access to a range of online training

  • Options for flexible & hybrid work including 9-day fortnight

  • Purchased annual leave

  • Salary packaging including novated car leases

  • Generous paid parental leave

  • Volunteer Leave

  • Health & Wellbeing program

  • Employee Assistance Program

Defining Possible means something different to each one of us. What’s Your Possible?

Doing the Right Thing and Sharing Success are two values underpinning how we behave at Northrop Grumman. Here, everyone matters, and we proudly encourage individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply to join our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, you will need to be an Australian Citizen. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, so your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.