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Saab Global

Project Planner and Controller

Melbourne, Australia
Closing date: 11 December 2023

The role

As part of our Deployable Health & Infrastructure group, the Project Planner & Controller will provide advice and guidance to Saab Task Managers, CAMs and Project Managers in the areas of project planning, project monitoring & control, cost and schedule baseline maintenance and reporting of project cost and schedule status. While working on projects, this position requires the capability to define the planning, monitoring and controlling process, investigate and implement process improvement, and where possible, process automation.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide guidance in the development of the project WBS.
  • Plan and establish the project schedule baseline.
  • Plan and establish the project cost baseline.
  • Monitor and control the project’s cost performance (monthly).
  • Plan and establish the projects cash flow profile
  • Maintain current reports for both cost and schedule performance reporting.
  • Investigate and develop improved reporting formats.
  • Produce corrective action reports for CAM analysis.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Knowledge of Project Performance Measurement using Earned Value Management.
  • A background in the application of the fundamentals of Project Planning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in using project management software eg. Open Plan Professional™, Microsoft Projectâ.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in using cost management software eg. COBRA™.
  • Exposure to System Engineering processes.
  • Experience working in an Earned Value Management / Defence project environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven Analytical skills relating to costs and scheduling performance and reporting.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an NV1 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 900 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.

Note: This role is subject to an extended advertising period and shortlisted candidates will be contacted from 15 January 2024.

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.