Chief Design Engineer - Aviation

Sigma Search have been engaged to support an international aviation solutions organisation in their search for a Chief Design Engineer for their Special Missions division.

Reporting to the General Manager for the division, this is a pivotal role responsible for the development and management of all technical aspects of the Special Missions Design Engineering group.

The Chief Design Engineer will support the management and performance management of the Design Engineering team from a technical perspective and ensure departmental activity meets all regulatory, legislative, company, and design requirements and standards.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting and promoting the Design Engineering departments technical abilities.
  • Developing and updating systems and procedures in accordance with National Airworthiness Authority, ISO and Australian Standards, and company requirements.
  • Ensuring optimum engineering and projects functions delivery.
  • Provision of technical expertise and performing high-value and high-quality Design Engineering tasks.
  • Improving levels of customer support and helping to deliver projects on-time and to budget.


Experience and qualifications required:

  • Engineering degree qualified with management experience/training desirable.
  • Extensive Design Engineering experience in aircraft industry, including knowledge of CASA and DASA regulations and requirements.
  • Hold CPEng (desirable).
  • Eligible for RPEQ accreditation (desirable).
  • CASA 21M authorised person and or equivalent design authority under an alternate recognised regulatory authority, i.e. NZ CAA Pt 146, ADF DASR, or EASA essential, with other delegations desirable.
  • Experience in both avionics and structures is desirable however not essential.
  • Eligibility to gain ADF clearance.
  • Project Management and Subcontractor Management experience.


On offer is the unique opportunity to join a true market leader in a pivotal position driving the success of the department.




04/11/2019 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Engineering
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