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Project Manager – Maritime

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 18 October 2022

About us

At Saab Australia, we’re pioneering Australia’s defence capability with ongoing development of advanced defence and security technologies. Saab develops everything from combat, communications and security systems, to mixed reality cyber security and deployable health solutions.

For over 30 years, we have built a proud reputation of driving solutions that keep us ahead of today’s complex challenges and we are now seeking our employees-of-tomorrow to join our thinking edge, as we head towards our next innovative chapter.

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

The role

As part of our Maritime group, we are seeking a Project Manager to drive the development of Saab’s combat system solutions across various surface ship, combat system project. This role will be based at our Mawson Lakes HQ.

The successful candidate will:

  • Define and manage the scope of work, including schedule, cost and quality outcomes for the project
  • Develop the project approach to achieve project and corporate outcomes as per contract/project directive
  • Identify opportunities in order to maximise outcomes and assess risk related to the project
  • Preparation and maintenance of project plans, estimates, cost accounts and schedules for the project to meet the objectives set by the contract/project directive
  • Coordinate stakeholder input and partner review to enable endorsement of estimates and submission to customer
  • Lead and present status at steering committee meetings, gate reviews, customer reviews and progress meetings
  • Manage contract variations and scope change
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in an engineering, science or business discipline, with post-graduate qualifications in Project Management desirable
  • Experience in the project management and leadership of systems or capability development projects, whether that be in Defence or an adjacent industry such as IT, resources, transport or manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability to lead staff within a team environment and to foster cooperation within and between teams
  • Demonstrated understanding of planning , scheduling and Earned Value Management Techniques
  • Well-developed problem solving skills and the ability to develop creative and innovative solutions.
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal and customer liaison skills
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work to tight deadlines

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.

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.