Expressions of Interest - Future Pilot Opportunities - Special Missions

Date: 21 Mar 2024

Location: Nowra, New South Wales, AU

Company: QinetiQ

Pilot Opportunities with QinetiQ Air Affairs – Expressions of Interest for Future Requirements


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 taking expressions of interest from pilots looking to join our team that support a variety of special missions’ contracts. Our fleet is made up of Lear 30 & Lear 60 Series and Beechcraft KingAir 200 aircraft and is based nationwide.


Our pilots, in supporting a number of special mission’s contracts are usually required to;

  • Be available for on call (short notice 1 – 2 hrs) deployment
  • Pilot an aircraft in support of bushfire mapping, charter or medivac missions
  • Collaborate with your team to plan and deliver the mission
  • Be available for countrywide (and sometimes overseas) travel 


What you will bring;

  • A minimum of 1500 PIC.
  • A current CPL (Ideally ATPL)
  • A current class 1 medical
  • Excellent communication skills


What you will receive;

  • A permanent flying opportunity with ongoing training 
  • A career opportunity within a global defence company
  • A role that will see you take part in unique aviation experiences


To be considered for this role you will need;

  • A willingness to work on call at short notice
  • High levels of awareness and a safety first attitude


You will also need to have;

  • A current ME IPC
  • A valid Part 61 Licence
  • MCC (LearJet Only)


By applying to this EOI you are acknowledging you are joining our talent pool for current and future requirements.


Applications must be made through the careers portal but confidential questions can be sent to Ruth Harrison - Talent Aquisition Specicalist –


Applications will continue to be accepted over the holiday period, however QinetiQ and QinetiQ Air Affairs offices will be closed from the 22nd Dec until 3rd Jan 2024. Any applications made during this time will be replied to as soon as possible after the 15th Jan 2024.


Candidates will need to be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance (LearJet) or have permanent work rights in Australia (KingAir). QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.




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.


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.