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Principal Systems Safety Engineer



Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

QinetiQ employs more than 8500 people in more than 50 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.

QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

The team at QinetiQ are anticipating a number of roles that we will be recruiting for, and as such, we are seeking a Principal Systems Safety Engineer to join our Advisory division, based in Brisbane.

As a Principal Systems Safety Engineer, you will be supporting complex Defence projects.

Your responsibilities will include;

  • Focus on system safety (e.g. look for ways to improve system safety; assist and prepare for Reliability Program, System Safety Working Group, etc and assist with safety initiatives)
  • Managing the system safety aspects for UAS platforms
  • Provide oversight and guidance to UAS acquisition projects via leadership of a UAS System Safety Integrated Project Team
  • Provide advice and guidance on system safety engineering analysis techniques, processes, and software assurance necessary for design and implementation
  • Conduct reviews of system safety contract deliverables, as well as sustainment and acquisition documentation
  • Mentor and develop engineering staff on system safety
  • Conducting system safety and capability risk assessments
  • Improving and enhancing UAS system safety and associated processes

To be the successful in the position of Principal Systems Safety Engineer, you will need to bring with you;

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience as a system safety engineer for aviation products
  • Previous aviation experience
  • Experience with aviation regulations
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Supporting continuous improvement and cultural initiatives
  • Completed or willing to complete the DASA and CASG system safety courses
  • Completed all training courses to effectively execute the position and to hold the required Engineering Authority

Applicants MUST hold a minimum NV1 Australian Government Security Clearance

Looking for an Employer with Benefits?

At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career. You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Individual professional development fund
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program and loyalty leave
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back
  • Relaxed dress code

A full list of our employee benefits and further information can be found here: https://www.qinetiq.com/en-au/careers/benefits

For any further detail, or if you want to chat further - please reach out to me directly at wguest@qinetiq.com.au



As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers' advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people.

QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification