Engineering Lead, AIR Hub

Melbourne, Australia
HEW 9 - $120,802 - $127,939 plus super
10 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Aerostructures Innovation Research Hub (AIR Hub)
  • Full time position until end of Dec 2023 at our Hawthorn campus 
  • HEW 9 - $120,802 - $127,939 plus super

About the Role 

We are seeking an outstanding Engineering Lead to take part in the Aerostructures Innovation Research Hub (AIR Hub), which is a world-class collaboration between Australian aerospace industry leaders and research partners. Led by Swinburne University of Technology, the AIR Hub drives transformation of the aerospace sector in Australia by reinforcing the Australia’s pre-eminent position in advanced composites manufacturing for civil aerospace projects and accelerate development of composites manufacturing for integrated structures and airframes in eVTOL urban passenger, cargo and aeromedical air vehicles. 

As the Engineering Lead, AIR Hub you will undertake applied engineering work in the fields of:

  • Advanced composites,
  • Intelligent manufacturing processes,
  • Design and digitalization in aerospace structures.

You will play a key role in supporting the delivery of demonstrator projects applying research to real world aerospace challenges and will help to showcase automated composites manufacturing and, through digitalisation, model-based engineering and design and development process improvement for industry partners. You will also play a key role in ensuring the delivery of best practice engineering.

In this dynamic role, you will support the research and experimentation / testing on specific products and deliverables and utilise your expertise in the latest tools and systems for digitalisation as well as knowledge of the aerospace industry, its materials and manufacturing processes.  You will also support work that is being undertaken by the Industry 4.0 Testlab and the various industry partners. It is expected the incumbent will collaborate effectively with industry partners, research partners and the wider Swinburne team to ensure the delivery of the demonstrator project and develop excellent relationships across the AIR Hub supply chain including service, material, and equipment suppliers. This role will report to the Project Leader of the Clean AIR stream.

About You  

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 

  • Highly developed engineering skillset and project experience with proven success on technical development and build projects.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to work and communicate effectively with industry collaborators and research partners.
  • Highly developed engineering skillset and project experience with proven success on technical development and build projects.
  • Experience and proven ability to collaborate with industry on applied projects in the aerospace or advanced composite manufacturing sectors.
  • Ability to publish research outcomes; or produce other intellectual outputs such as patents


  • A Bachelor (Hons) degree or Master’s Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Materials or Manufacturing Engineering, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

About Swinburne

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position. 

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Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday 26 March 2023, 11.00pm 

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact inclusion@swin.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

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