Base Chief Engineer


Who we are 

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.

Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,000 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements. To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team are proud to be a part of involve:

  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


About the role

An opportunity exists for an experienced Base Chief Engineer to join our Aviation & Critical Services team in Adelaide.  This role is in support of the State Rescue Helicopter Service in the provision of Emergency Medical Services and Police Services to the South Australian Government.

Working Monday to Friday with occasional on-call requirements, you will be responsible for local oversight and management of day to day airworthiness matters and be responsible for the co-ordination and planning of maintenance one (1) EC130 and three (3) Bell 412 & helicopters.

About You

To be considered for this role, it’s essential that you have:

  • CASA B1.3 licence with Bell 412 Aircraft type rating including PT6-3 and Arriel 2 (E15 and E1, E4, E5 and/or E7 exclusions removed is desirable).
  • Extensive maintenance experience on the Bell 412 Aircraft.
  • Demonstrated ability to forecast, plan and execute maintenance activities within contracted allowances.
  • Experience in leading a technical team and delegating tasks and responsibility appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage aircraft support/role equipment.
  • Well-developed influencing skills with the ability to resolve conflict.
  • Professional presentation and the ability to be represent Babcock to the client.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Previous experience working in a 24/7 EMS/SAR operations is desirable.

Your future at Babcock – what we offer you

What sets us apart at Babcock?

  • Babcock offers a supportive and engaging environment where you can drive change and grow your career;
  • We promote and foster training and development;
  • Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety and environment, and diversity;
  • The opportunity to be a part of something BIG!

So if you would like to be part of the Babcock team, then please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

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Job no: IZDO02578

Location: Adelaide Aviation Base

Closing Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021