Job Description

  • Oversee multiple sites / defence construction project
  • Leadership project delivery role
  • Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communication system upgrade

About you

You will have extensive construction management project delivery experience with the ability to maintain a complex multiple site/facility program in terms of scope, cost, schedule and risk. Your project management experience within the construction industry will enable you to act calm under pressure and have the foresight to problem solve, maintain strong networks and stakeholder communication, control conflicting priorities, cost and schedules, and also succeed in a high-pressure environment with strict deadlines.


You enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and lead by example, supporting a remote based team of reports.


About the role

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager Acquisition you will be accountable for the establishment and coordination of site, facility and infrastructure works at the Contractor Support Facility (CSF), the two Network Management Facilities (NMFs) and the eight transmit and receive sites for the Australian Defence Force High Frequency Communication System upgrade. You will also be responsible for the transport, integration and commissioning of a portable node capability prior to migration to an Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communication System (EDHFCS) capability.


You will have management oversight and integration across multiple work packages nationally to construct and implement the system upgrade on various defence sites.


You will be responsible for the successful management of various subcontractors ensuring the scope of work is completed accurately as per the project plan, and that the safety and welfare of sites is at the forefront.


This position is based at Keswick, SA in our project office, and will require regular site travel across Australia.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Australian Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain Defence Security Clearance as per AGSVA requirements
  • Significant experience managing construction site or allied projects, preferably in remote or multiple locations
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, project management or relevant field
  • Recognised project management qualifications or accreditations
  • Experience in project / program management within a complex environment
  • Proven leadership experience, managing a team of project professionals

Your future at Babcock – what we offer you

  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility;
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver.


Who we are
Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:

  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.

So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain an appropriate level of Defence Security Clearance for the role, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.

Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.

Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


SF Job Req #55658