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Project Manager - Hunter Class Frigate Program

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
3 February 2021
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About us

At Saab Australia, we’re pioneering Australia’s capability to defend and protect itself with the ongoing development of advanced defence and security technologies. We develop everything from combat, communications and security systems, to mixed reality and cyber security solutions. Over 30 years, we’ve built a proud reputation of driving solutions that keep us ahead of today’s complex challenges and are now seeking our employees of tomorrow to join our thinking edge, as we head toward our next innovative chapter.

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

The role

As part of Saab’s role on the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP), the Project Manager will drive and support the delivery of the Combat Systems capability for the HCFP.

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and manage of the associated Delivery Team schedule, cost, risk and opportunity baseline, including raising of BCRs when required

  • Provide general program management assistance and advice to the Combat System control account managers and other discipline line managers

  • Develop monthly CAM reports including summarised progress, schedule, EVM and R&O data

  • Review and analyse OEM CDRL Project Management deliverables

  • Support the monthly drumbeat cycle of project schedule progress, R&O reviews and EAC updates

  • Support the Quarterly Look Ahead cycle.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary qualification in science, engineering or business, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to motivate and influence individuals and teams to shape and implement business requirements
  • Ability to balance conflicting priorities to deliver against customer and business requirements, with appropriate stakeholder management
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence internal and/or external stakeholders in a way which generates business benefit whilst maintaining key relationships
  • Ability to use and adapt written and verbal communication skills to suit a variety of difference audiences
  • Intermediate MS Office skills, especially in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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

Culture and benefits

We now employ over 500 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience. We offer a fresh and vibrant workplace, with a focus on continuous learning, collaboration and knowledge sharing. By joining Saab, you’ll experience an open minded and supportive organisation, where your health, well-being and work-life balance are emphasised and you’ll have the opportunity to develop a long term 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.