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Project Manager – EPA Strategic Management Services

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
2 July 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, the Project Manager – EPA Strategic Management Services is responsible for managing services required to support overall Enterprise Partnering Agreement (EPA) combat management system program management as outlined in the Strategic Management Services (SMS) tasking order.  

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Define, manage and take ownership of the EPA SMS scope of work, including schedule, cost and quality outcomes. 
  • Establish, maintain and report on the Saab aspects of the combined Saab/CoA Program Management office.
  • Prepare, monitor and revise project plans, estimates, cost accounts and schedules meet the objectives of the SMS.
  • Prepare reports and present status to the Saab management team, including monthly finance statusing, forecasts, and steering committees.
  • Prepare the Contract Status Report and support the EPA Lead to present at customer reviews and meetings including System Reviews and Progress Meetings.
  • Manage Contract Variations and scope change.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Maintain the company resource data reflecting the number and types of resources required to complete the SMS and the timeframes in which they are required.

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office, 9 day fortnight and part time (0.7 FTE minimum) will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Science, Engineering or in a Business discipline.
  •  Demonstrable understanding of best practice Project Management.
  • Experience in the leadership of systems and software intensive projects.
  • Experience in Cost Schedule System Reporting (CSSR) or related Earned Value Management system.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor and provide guidance to team members.

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 600 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.

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.