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Program Managers - Maritime

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
31 January 2022
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About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose.

The role

As part of our Maritime group and reporting to the Program Director, the Program Manager(s) are responsible for the delivery of major contract outcomes related to Saab’s combat system enterprise and also have the supervisory responsibility of project managers and systems engineering managers for their program to deliver individual project outcomes in a coordinated, programmatic manner.

Further, the successful candidate(s) will:

  • Generate and maintain a master schedule of project milestones with assignment of key roles against projects within their program
  • Monitor and review the execution of projects/tasks, and coordinate activities to achieve the master schedule and individual cost and schedule outcomes
  • Maintain financial oversight of the program area, including budgeting, forecasting and management reporting of financial outcomes
  • Be responsible for revenue, gross margin and cash flow management of the portfolio of projects
  • Assess and capture follow-on business to achieve order intake targets for the program
  • Develop and implement resourcing plans to deliver program outcomes whilst actively managing performance of all direct reports
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in an engineering, technical or business discipline
  • Extensive experience in systems oriented projects with management / supervisory responsibilities
  • Practical experience and theoretical understanding of project management fundamentals
  • Demonstrated negotiation and interrelationship skills with ability to achieve effective outcomes in a multi-disciplined, multi-party environment
  • Demonstrated management and leadership/team building skills, with a track record of mentoring emerging leaders
  • Problem solving skills and a demonstrated ability to develop quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action in emergencies
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work to tight deadlines
  • Strong competency in customer relations, stakeholder management and development of new business

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an NV1 clearance.

Culture and benefits

We employ over 550 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience.

By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

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Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.