Job Description

Strategically enhance institutional reputation and relationships with government stakeholders Provide advice on government policy and regulatory initiatives Based in Adelaide or Canberra


About you

You come with an excellent understanding of government and parliamentary processes, public policy development and strong experience in managing relationships with key government stakeholders.  Coupled with your strong connections with members of parliament and government departments you love building and managing relationships that will see Babcock well positioned and prepared for the future.


A hunger for success, with innovative thinking will see you creating value and developing solutions that stand out from the crowd. This along with your strong communication and negotiation skills, will see you successful in role.


About the role

The Government Relations Manager is responsible for developing, maintaining and realising the benefits of effective relationships with local, state and federal government stakeholders to ensure delivery of our strategy across Australasia. They will be responsible for the development and implementation of Babcock’s government engagement strategy with the aim of developing mutually beneficial partnerships with government stakeholders to strengthen those relationships, maximise opportunities and enhance the organisation’s reputation.


The Government Relations Manager will play a key role in the implementation of Babcock’s Australasia influence and engagement activity in the public policy area to enhance the visibility of Babcock’s agenda at the local, regional, national and global level. This role is important to supporting Babcock’s growth ambitions and enhancing the business brand and reputation in the region. The role works with colleagues in Australasia and Babcock Internationally to ensure an aligned approach.


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. To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team 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 Baseline Security Clearance, 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.



The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority. To comply with public health orders or our customer requirements, some roles within the business will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to gain access to sites. Please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.


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