Future Pilot Opportunities - Tactical Missions

Date: 7 Jul 2024

Location: Nowra, New South Wales, AU

Company: QinetiQ

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, part of the QinetiQ Group 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 pilots with experience of tactical military flying for upcoming opportunities within our Learjet operations supporting the Australian Defence Force.


Having experience of fast jet operations within a military environment is essential to this role, as you will bring with you significant knowledge of tactical military flying.

This role will see you develop your flying skills in a multi-crew environment, where you will provide training support to the Australian Defence Force. This support takes the form of target towing and tactical flight missions, supporting the Joint Adversarial Training and Testing Services (JATTS) program.


What you will bring;

  • A Current CPL
  • At least 500 hrs PIC experience
  • Experience of Tactical and Low Level flying within a military environment
  • A current, re-activatable or eligibility for, a Defence Security Clearance to NV1
  • A current class 1 medical


What you will receive;

  • Training to become type rated on the Learjet aircraft (training is provided in the USA)
  • An opportunity to fly in a very unique environment
  • A great team environment supporting the Australian Defence Force
  • The best fixed wing flying role outside the military


Some things you will need to consider prior to starting the role;

  • You will be required to gain a current Multi Crew Cooperation certificate
  • You will need to provide a current IPC
  • You will require an ASIC
  • You will be on regular deployment as part of the role with the home base at Nowra.


These positions are based out of our site at Nowra and you will be required to live in the area. You will have experience of current or recent fighter aircraft such as the F-18, F-18 Super Hornet, F-35, F111, Typhoon, F-16, Hawk or similar.


QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.


Applications must be made through the careers portal but confidential questions can be sent to Ruth Harrison - Talent Aquisition Specicalist – rlharrison@AirAffairs.com.au


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. 




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. 


QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks for all preferred candidates