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Senior Project Planner and Controller

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 9 December 2022

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 Senior Project Planner and Controller will provide advice and guidance to task managers, Control Account Managers (CAMs) and project managers in the areas of project planning, project monitoring and control, cost and schedule baseline maintenance and reporting of project cost and schedule status.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Establish maintain the project Contract Work Breakdown Structure (CWBS), CBWS index and CWBS dictionaries
  • Develop cost performance reports and analyse cost performance data
  • Establish and maintain a Project Master Schedule
  • Assist with the development of project budgets and in the selection of appropriate earned value techniques
  • Ensure that planning and scheduling, budgeting, accounting, analysis and reporting activities are fully integrated
  • Co-ordinate with the contract administrator the preparation of contract change proposals and the implementation of contract amendments
  • Produce corrective action reports for CAM analysis

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Three to five years on projects of medium to high complexity
  • Project performance measurement using earned value to AS4817 and the defence supplement
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management processes (e.g. PMBOK)
  • Experience in developing reports using MS Excel 2016 data model capability and PowerBI
  • Project management software - preferably Open Plan Professional or Microsoft Project
  • Cost management software – preferably COBRA
  • Proven analytical skills relating to costs and scheduling performance and reporting.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills

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