First listed on: 24 September 2021
Unmanned Aerial Systems Management Unit Chief Engineer 


Executive Level 1
$106,074 - $119,651 (plus super)
Enoggera – QLD

The Role
The Unmanned Aerial Systems Management Unit (UASMU) within Army Aviation Systems Branch has an exciting opportunity for a motivated Engineer to play a critical role in support of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) capability. The UASMU Chief Engineer will work directly to the UASMU Director, is a part of the executive leadership team and is based in Brisbane – Gallipoli Barracks.

In this dynamic role, you will be required to support the sustainment of UAS platforms, and have the opportunity to influence the Defence UAS strategic direction. This is a unique and exceptional opportunity to contribute to ADF’s growing demand of non-Type Certified UAS. You will work in an integrated workforce consisting of Australian Defence Force, Australian Public Service and industry personnel; providing you with opportunities to build collaborative relationships across Defence and industry. This role will contribute to broader Executive management functions and offers an opportunity to develop transferable leadership, stakeholder engagement and strategic development skills. Defence will provide significant development and training opportunities to enhance your career in Defence and the broader Australian Public Service. Successful candidates will have access to flexible working arrangements and a great work-life balance. We also offer a competitive salary, paid leave, and superannuation.

About our Team
UASMU is a lead organisation with a decade of experience in supporting Army UAS operations. The next generation of technology will require innovative sustainment arrangements to ensure the effective support to Army’s operational needs. The Australian Army currently operates a variety tactical and small UAS. The team is preparing for the introduction into service of several new and exciting fleets of product lines in the next two years, where program growth technology change will be frequent.

UASMU supports career development through a comprehensive professional development program, encouraging employees to build both leadership and technical skills and harnesses continuous improvement ideas and innovations.

Our Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in managing a diverse team, technical governance and assurance, risk management, and leading change.

They will possess excellent analytic and critical thinking skills and enjoy problem solving and challenges. The candidate will be able to work under pressure with great resilience, focused to goals and attention to details.

The candidate will be leading and working within a versatile team, which will require them to adapt to the needs, tasks and responsibilities within each product. They will be expected to be proactive in identifying engineering requirements and efficiencies with limited guidance, whilst working autonomously towards team outcomes.

Application Closing Date: 07 October 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference: CASG/04319/21 on


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