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Project Manager - Submarines

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 8 January 2023

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 Submarines group, the Project Manager will provide leadership of complex, software intensive, systems integration projects for submarines. This includes the day-to-day management of the assigned project team and interaction with other groups within Saab and the end customer. The Project Manager is responsible for the outcomes of the project, including cost, schedule, scope, quality, customer satisfaction and any other project objectives as defined in the Contract/Project Directive.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Define, manage, and take ownership of the scope of work, including schedule, cost and quality outcomes for the project.
  • Provide leadership, direction and delegation to the project team, as required.
  • Develop the project approach to achieve project and corporate outcomes as per Contract/Project Directive, including identification of opportunity in order to maximise outcomes.
  • Prepare, monitor and revise project plans, estimates, control accounts and schedules for the project to meet the objectives set by the Contract/Project Directive.
  • Actively identify and manage, on an ongoing basis, risks and opportunities related to the project.
  • Lead and present status at Steering Committee Meetings, Gate Reviews, Customer Reviews and Progress Meetings.
  • Manage contract variations and scope change.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge on the use of the solution.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with stakeholders.

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office, 9 day fortnight and part time (0.8 FTE minimum) will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Extensive experience in managing Defence system development projects, ideally with a large software content.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Science, Project Management or a Business discipline.
  • Well-developed communication skills (both written and oral) and numeracy skills.
  • Ability and desire to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Well-developed problem solving skills and the ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to complex problems.

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 700 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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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.

Note: This role is subject to an extended advertising period and shortlisted candidates will be contacted from 9 January 2023.

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.