Job Description

Role Title:  Team Lead, Engineering

Job Band:  M5

Contract Basis: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Lane Cove, Sydney, Australia

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

We’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defence. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Role overview:

The Team Lead manages a team of engineering professionals and undertakes professional engineering work in conjunction with other project team members to ensure that products and systems are well engineered, efficiently developed and perform as intended to meet customer and business requirements.  The Team Lead manages the team and is responsible for both individual and team development to meet the changing needs of the business.  The Team Lead works with internal and external stakeholders in a transdisciplinary manner to ensure that the work of the team and the product being developed and supported meets all customer, project, commercial and contract requirements.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the leadership, morale, output and performance of the team
  • Accountable for the performance and behaviour of all individual team members
  • Develop a vision for the team, outline the associated plan and implement required actions
  • Ensure that sufficient skilled resources are available to achieve business requirements
  • Plan and implement actions to ensure the ongoing professional development of team members
  • Develop the required functional expertise of the team to ensure overall team capability meets current and future business needs
  • Conduct performance reviews of team members using input from others as required
  • Act as the point of escalation for team members to resolve any issues
  • Assess project needs provided by project managers and others, and assign work to team members
  • Approve leave for team members, review expense reports and undertake other resource management administrative tasks and activities as required to manage the team
  • Establish budget requirements and ensure adequate controls and financial management is carried out to deliver the services of the team within the department plan
  • Undertake professional work in the applicable technical area of expertise as required to develop the business, contribute to project delivery and support in-service product
  • Follow company procedures and customer requirements and apply a systems engineering approach and techniques to plan and execute engineering activities to meet cost, quality and schedule objectives.
  • Produce timely project and support deliverables including project and technical documentation of high quality that is clear and concise with content that is sufficient to meet both project and support needs while complying with both company and customer requirements
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally with other teams, other functions, customers, sub-contractors and suppliers in a professional manner that reflects the best attributes and aspirations of Collins Aerospace
  • Actively identify and manage risks and resolve technical problems including those that cross functional domain areas in the best interests of the business
  • Coordinate and facilitate the sharing and capture of knowledge within the team, and with other teams, and conduct lessons learned reviews.  Complete the associated actions to ensure that the team avoids repeating mistakes and is continually improving
  • Develop metrics to assess team performance and customer satisfaction to identify areas of success and areas for improvement
  • Review and approve the work of others, as delegated, to ensure that work performed by the team is of sufficient quality and that the associated quality of work is known
  • Lead and champion the development of new design approaches, techniques and technologies as well as process and quality improvements to support continual improvement.
  • Demonstrate leadership that aligns with the Collins leader behaviour success drivers

Skills and experience:


  • Engineering team leadership experience in a product development and support environment.
  • Demonstrated success leading the development and delivery of complex, high technology products involving software, hardware and integrated systems.
  • Significant experience and expertise in the relevant technical area of the team.
  • Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Australian Security Clearance (security clearance is required).
  • Australian Citizenship is required.
  • Ability to travel to support customer meetings in Australia (flexibility and notice will be given).


  • Formal management training.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in systems engineering.
  • Familiarity with engineering development in an agile and DEVSECOPS environment.
  • Formal training in systems engineering and configuration management.