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Saab Global

Senior Project Manager(s)

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 1 July 2024

The role

As part of our Naval Combat Systems group, the Senior Project Manager will lead a major and/or complex project involving multiple internal and external stakeholders. This includes the day-to-day management of the assigned Project Management Team and interaction with other groups within Saab and the end customer.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the outcome of the project, including cost, schedule, scope, quality, customer satisfaction and any other project objectives as defined in the Contract/Project Directive.

The main focus of this role will be to manage the delivery and execution of EPA assigned tasks for the Hunter and Hobart Class Ships.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Definition, management, and ownership of the scope of work, including schedule, cost and quality outcomes for the project (typically complex engineering change projects for Warships)
  • Provide leadership, direction and delegation to the Project Management Team, as required.
  • Develop and mentor Junior and Developing PMs
  • Development of 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, cost accounts and schedules for the project to meet the objectives set by the Contract/Project Directive.
  • Assess risk related to the project.

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office and 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a project management role, preferably Naval or Defence projects.
  • Sound understanding of best practice Project Management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the lifecycle of system development projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead staff within a team environment and to foster cooperation within and between teams.
  • Demonstrated understanding of planning and Earned Value Management.
  • Proven ability in internal and external customer liaison.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants will be required to hold an Australian Defence Security Clearance to NV1 level or have the ability to gain one.

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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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.