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Project Controls - multiple roles

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 28 July 2024

The roles

Saab Naval Combat Systems is seeking interest from Project Controls team members to join their growing team within Saab where you can get exposure to a range of projects with a focus on Naval Combat Systems.

The Project Controls Manager will lead the project controls function and provide subject matter expertise in a maritime defence environment. This includes the development, deployment and compliance of project control tools, systems, training, implementation, and follow-up to ensure proper utilisation. They will also manage daily tasking of a project controls team.

The Senior Project Planner and Controllers and Project Planner and Controller will provide advice, guidance, cost and schedule baseline maintenance including reporting of project cost and schedule status. The Senior PPC will mentor other Project Planner and Controllers, Project Managers, CAMs and Task Managers in the area of project planning, monitoring and control.

Further, the successful candidates will:

  • Establish and maintain fully integrated schedule and cost baselines for a program 
  • Develop and maintain work breakdown budgets, incorporating earned value management best practises
  • Develop and implement cost control and forecasting methods and planning and scheduling practices
  • Provide SME in support of internal, external reviews and audits
  • Assist in the development of program master schedules and Cobra master programs
  • Assist in the generation of customer deliverables 

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office and 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • PCM role: Demonstrated leadership acumen, with the ability to guide, coach and mentor the project controls team toward outstanding outcomes for the business
  • Extensive experience as a project planner and controller for projects of medium to high complexity within a Defence environment is highly desirable
  • Experience in an earned value (EV) defence project environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and an effective understanding of project performance measurement using earned value to AS4817 and the Defence Supplement
  • Knowledge and understanding of Project Management processes e.g. PMBOK
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using project management software e.g. Open Plan Professional and Microsoft Project

As a defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants will be required to hold an Australian Defence Security Clearance to NV1 level or have the ability to gain one.

Please note that interviews may be held before the closing date. As a result, we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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 providing professional services within combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to 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!

Culture and benefits

We employ over 1000 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.

As a valued team member of Saab Australia, you’ll access a variety of perks and benefits to support you and your family including:

  • 6 weeks paid leave each year
  • 13% Superannuation
  • Free Income Protection Insurance
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to the Saab shares matching scheme
  • Access to MySaab; our online store offering everything from cash back at hundreds of stores to discounts from exclusive partners

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Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter in support of your application. You may contact our careers team at for a copy of the full position description. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and in exceptional circumstances, the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. We encourage applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

By submitting an application to Saab, you consent to undertaking workforce screening activities including, but not limited to:  reference checks, Australian Federal Police check, verification of working rights and qualifications, sanctions screening and a pre-employment medical declaration.

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.