Job Description

Lead a team to success! Fantastic opportunity to support the Royal Australian Navy A key role in the delivery of our LHD contract


About the role

The Program Controls Manager has overall responsibility for implementing and managing program wide control procedures and leading operational tasks in the areas of cost, document, and schedule control to meet Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD) program performance objectives and associated reporting. Responsibilities could include:

Lead a group that delivers accurate scheduling, contract administration and cost management services to internal users in a timely and efficient manner, meeting, or exceeding program performance targets; Implement and maintain Plans, Procedures and Processes as necessary to provide robust Program Control outputs and documentation; Participate in the application of Earned Value (EV) principles to individual and collective tasks.  Interpret and flow down Commonwealth EV policy to the ACPC program and assist NSM’s suppliers in the flow down principles to other contributors.  Manage the application of EV principles to ‘other contributors’ such as subcontractors; Create and lead a balanced team to undertake program operations including the implementation and compliance with NSM and CoA requirements; Promote and act as a role model for a performance driven and cohesive Enterprise culture delivering value for money outcomes for Commonwealth of Australia Lead the Program Controls team and manage recruitment, performance, training, and career development of Program Controls personnel.


Ideally you will have:


Australian Citizen with current Defence security clearance (or ability to obtain); Extensive Program / Project management experience within an Engineering Organisation; Demonstrable experience with Program Controls in a large, complex organisation; Practical ability to utilise critical project management concepts (e.g., Network Scheduling, EVM, program planning, risk analysis, change management and configuration management); Experience in the implementation of EVM based Project Control systems; Previous experience working in a Defence environment, ideally in a Maritime environment; Experience designing and producing reports to identify critical performance trends and recommending actions based on trend analysis.; Nil restrictions to access to AEO or FOUO level or to ITAR controlled material.


What we offer you


Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more; We offer flexible working arrangements where possible to help employees find the right balance between work and home life; 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.


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 1,600 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.


This position will work within our subsidiary Naval Ship Management (NSM), which provides asset management solutions to the Australian maritime sector. Working closely with supply chain partners, NSM provides cost-effective and responsive solutions that optimise the availability, capability, and seaworthiness of critical maritime assets. NSM supports assets across the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet – most notably the Anzac Class Frigates as a member of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) and the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), LHD Landing Craft (LLC) and associated assets as the Asset Class Prime Contractor.


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/NV1 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, it is a requirement that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to be appointed to this role.  Please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.


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