Aviation Operations Controller

Date: 19 Sep 2023

Location: Nowra, New South Wales, AU

Company: QinetiQ

Aviation Operations Controller 


QinetiQ employs more than 8000 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.


Headquartered in Nowra, New South Wales, QinetiQ Air Affairs provides targets and training services, and electronic warfare capabilities to the Australian Defence Force, in addition to aerial surveillance and reconnaissance in support of government firefighting efforts. Air Affairs owns and operates a fleet of special mission aircraft and maintains an advanced manufacturing and engineering facility providing design, manufacture and certification operations.

We are looking for a number of Aviation Operations Controllers/Crew Controllers.


As an experienced aviation professional we are looking for you to join our team in Nowra as a crew controller supporting our defence and government missions.


As an Aviation Operations / Crew Controller in this small team you will be responsible for the safe delivery of our various contracts and will be supporting our crew and pilots by:


  • Overseeing the operation of our fleet of aircraft
  • Allocating resources based on need and availability
  • Understanding crew rosters and compliance with flight and duty times
  • Liaise with port resources such as fuel and landing slots
  • Co-ordinate emergency responses when required
  • Organising travel and accommodation for crew

What you will bring;


  • A passion for aviation and commitment to a safety first environment
  • Experience from General Aviation, Charter Operations, Defence or Commercial Aviation
  • A willingness to do shift work, both onsite and from home
  • An ability to solve complex problems and manage short notice changes or disruptions
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with the Office Suite of programs
  • Experience with LEON or other flight operations software (Ideal)

What you will receive;


  • A chance to develop your skills in an environment supporting a unique defence capability
  • Ongoing training and support
  • A career opportunity within a global defence company

To be considered for this role you will need;

  • Strong fault finding skills and a wiliness to learn
  • To be an Australian Citizen and willing to gain NV1 defence security clearance

Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Ruth Harrison – Talent Acquisition Specialist 07 3031 0233 or email rlharrison@qinetiq.com.au




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 through our annual incentive scheme. We’ll invest in your professional development with support such as a professional development allowance and access to LinkedIn Learning and we’ll provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.  

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 and police checks, for all preferred candidates.