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Saab Global

Project Manager - Support Services

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 9 August 2024

The role

Reporting to the Naval Combat Systems Sustainment Manager, the Project Manager - Support Services will ensure Saab’s contractual Upkeep services are being delivered to the Enterprise Partnering Agreement (EPA), Part D Contract requirements. This includes the necessary oversight of the products being supported in accordance with the AusCMS Support Plan and the approved Support Services Management Plan (SSMP). The scope of support services includes:

  • Operating Support
  • Engineering Support
  • Maintenance Support
  • Supply Support
  • Training Support

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Project Management responsibilities to ensure compliance to the EPA Contract Part D scope, including task management, financial management, risk management and performance management
  • Provide leadership to the Support Service team within the scope of the contracted service including operating, engineering, supply and maintenance management
  • Coordinate concurrent Part D activities to ensure enterprise efficiencies are realised and value for money outcomes are achieved
  • Pursue and introduce Part D (Upkeep Services) opportunities to EPA tasking D0001 including upkeep scope within broader EPA offerings
  • Interface directly with the Commonwealth’s Maritime Integrated Warfare Systems (MIWS) branch
  • Contribute to the combined Services Performance Reviews and deliver regular reports
  • Monitor and maintain the EPA Support Services program resource profile.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary qualification within project management, operations or business
  • 10+ years’ experience with defence industry support services and processes consistent with ASDEFCON Support
  • Knowledge of RAN combat system operational needs and performance, including subsystems such as Combat Management Systems, radars and sensors
  • Detailed understanding of the ASDEFCON (Support) suite including the Conditions of Contract and Statement of Work including Contract Service Requirement List (CSRL) and Contract Data Requirement List (CDRL)
  • Management of maintenance and warehousing and distribution services (including the Electronic Supply Chain Manual (ESCM))
  • Sub-contract management for provision of services
  • Working with ITAR requirements.

As a defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and be able to obtain and retain a NV1 security clearance.

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!

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.