Logistics Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

About the Company:

We launch rockets! It’s a pretty cool industry and we are at the heart of it.

Equatorial Launch Australia’s (ELA) mission is and aspires to be the pre-eminent multi-user commercial Space Launch company, providing world-class Launch services supporting testing, launch and recovery of space vehicles and payloads flown to and from all space orbits.

The Executive Chairman and Group CEO leads a seriously professional and highly qualified leadership team who are trusted leaders in the development of the space industry in Australia and globally. Our team’s experience and capability spans across aerospace, commercial enterprise, regulation, asset development, and complex project management along with space strategy and systems engineering.

ELA owns and operates the Arnhem Space Centre (ASC), a multi-user commercial spaceport in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia at 12° S. ELA were contracted by NASA to launch Australia’s first commercial rockets to space from our site in June and July 2022. We are heading into the next phase of our development and we have some bold plans for the future where we will be conducting around 50 orbital space launches every year.


What type of company is ELA:

We are a world and Australian industry leader in our field, but we are still relatively small and in scale up mode.

We pride ourselves on being relaxed professionals and want the industry and all who deal with us to say, “wow these guys are really good!”.

We don’t care about your background, or personal situation, but we care about you, and it is compulsory for you to be good at what you do and to have fun while you’re doing it.

Two of the things we don’t want are: precious people who say “that’s not my job”, or people who say “that’s my responsibility, get out of it”. We value teamwork, respect and a ‘can do’ attitude couple with a desire for excellence.



Job Description

ELA is a true scale-up business on our way to being the world’s premier multi-user Commercial Space Launch company.

The ELA Logistics Manager reports to GM ASC. Working closely with Site Operations, Construction and Launch Operations, you’ll lead the planning and implementation of our logistics strategy across the business. You’ll coordinate shipments from domestic and international logistics providers as well as scope, tender and manage these contracts. You’ll be expediting high value and critical deliveries that are essential to the success of our clients’ launches.

On any given day you could be coordinating safe and efficient launch vehicle shipments from across the globe, managing import and compliance regulations to support our customers, tracking on-site fuel inventory and our next delivery of liquid oxygen.


You will ideally possess the following experience and attributes:

  • Broad experience across all areas of transport and logistics, including offloading and storage
  • Experience managing customs and compliance for import, handling and transport of dangerous and restricted (ITAR) goods
  • International shipping experience – North America, Europe and Asia
  • Experience with fuels, cryogenic liquids, general freight, and rockets!
  • Supplier engagement and management
  • +10 years in logistics for heavy engineering, Defence or similar
  • Remote area experience
  • You don’t know the phrase “that’s not my job” and are a real “can do “ person. You’re fun and casual but very good at what you do.
  • You will be hardworking and a team player, looking to become part of a vibrant and supportive team. You are comfortable engaging with people both internally and externally and will have a strong technical grounding to support hitting the ground running as well as the opportunity for further growth in your career.
  • Fundamentally, you will have a great attitude, strong aptitude and want to fit in with ELA.

Additional Information

Next Steps:

To apply, submit your Cover Letter, detailing why you want to work for ELA and how you meet the requirements of this position and your CV outlining your work history.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.

Equatorial Launch Australia is passionate about creating a culture that values inclusion and diversity, where all our people are treated fairly and respectfully.

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