SPA Manager Continuing Airworthiness ServicesFairbairn, AUS

We're building a reputation as the place to be in Defence. With strong local management, sound investment and a fresh approach, we're on an exciting trajectory and building unique capability. Leveraging the kind of leading-edge US capabilities and technology most can only imagine our close-knit 800-strong team is busy delivering World-leading innovative and sustainable solutions to safeguard Australia's future. Together we're growing a business where everyone contributes and everyone matters.

Since 2001, Northrop Grumman has delivered Through-Life Support to the Royal Australian Air Force's 34 Squadron located at RAAF Fairbairn in Canberra. The high-performing Northrop Grumman SPA (Special Purpose Aircraft) team is comprised of approximately 50 staff who provide all levels of maintenance, training and logistics support to the fleet of two Boeing BBJ's and three Dassault Falcon 7X's Business Jets.

Your Role:

Reporting to the SPA E&TS Manager, you will manage a team of 7 direct reports and hold responsibility to HQ AMG CAMO. Your role involves overseeing maintenance, engineering, and supply support services to ensure SPA aircraft comply with the correct configuration, meet intended purposes, and maintain continued airworthiness. Leadership of the CAM Services Organisation and managing priorities, processes, and requirements of SPA DASR M CASM are essential components of this exciting career opportunity.

About You

You will have a Bachelor of Engineering or an aircraft maintenance technician qualification, along with additional education acceptable for a DASR Form 4 Continuing Airworthiness Manager. With at least 5 years of relevant work experience, including a minimum of 2 years in the aviation/defence industry in an appropriate position, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead and manage a team. Your strong analytical and reasoning skills, attention to detail, quick thinking, and understanding of aircraft maintenance aspects are crucial.

As a leader, you should be adept at handling challenging conversations and ensuring contract and regulatory requirements are effectively tailored to program needs. Your stakeholder management skills will play a vital role in supporting internal NGAPL, OEM, subcontractor, and AMG SPA CAMO needs. If you are ready for a challenging yet rewarding role in the dynamic defence/aviation industry, this really is a fantastic opportunity.

What we Offer:

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.

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

  • Purchased annual leave

  • Salary packaging including novated car leases

  • Generous paid parental leave

  • Volunteer Leave

  • Health & Wellbeing program

  • Employee Assistance Program

Everyone Matters:

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.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, you must be an Australian Citizen. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role. You will also need to satisfy police checks and employment screening verification.

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.