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Principal Configuration Management Officer


Adelaide, SA, AU, 5000 WA, AU

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Principal Configuration Management Officer


  • Condensed working week options available
  • A great opportunity to join a business on a path of significant growth
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Flexible location - hybrid working avilable



About the role

As our Principal Configuration Management Officer, you will plan and apply configuration management knowledge competently to deliver complex configuration management solutions for products and services throughout the lifecycle of the Collins Class Submarine Program. Reporting to the Engineering Team Leader - Design and Configuration, you will also provide leadership and advice to colleagues while further developing experience and skills that will ensure best outcomes for the Program.


Responsibilities include:           

  • Participate in the management of plans, processes, and procedures to ensure configuration management integration with all operational areas.
  • Plan, deliver and monitor activities related to configuration management throughout the lifecycle of the program/product, ensuring requirements are delivered to time, quality and cost.
  • Seek and share good practice and knowledge locally, keep up to date with advancements in relevant technical areas and continue to develop skills and capabilities, to continuously improve both own and colleagues' practice and professional development.
  • Conduct technical investigations and analysis to support configuration outputs in areas of engineering change management and configuration audits.
  • Apply knowledge to produce and review technical documentation and solutions in support of configuration Management.
  • Apply sound technical data management practices to ensure accurate and appropriate records are developed and controlled within the PLM system.
  • Support technical information presentation and discussion (including formal reviews) with customers (internal and external).
  • Contribute to succession planning and talent management, including the technical and professional development of team members, to enable a sustainable engineering and technical capability.
  • Lead process improvement within the product lifecycle to deliver continuous improvements in quality, cycle time and asset utilisation.


About you

You've got 8+ years experience in relatable technical/engineering roles and 2+ years experience in configuration management. You possess a good understanding of Configuration Management toolsets such as PL< or MRP systems. You've got proven ability to identify, develop and implement process, procedural and system improvements.



  • Hold or be eligible to hold and maintain an NV1 security clearance
  • Hold a technical vocational qualification (diploma or associate degree) in related discipline or completed certified training in configuration management specialism.
  • Member of a relevant technical body with certification and with a desire for Continuous Professional Development (CPD).



  • Previous Configuration Management experience within Defence or Defence Industry; and
  • Experience using Teamcentrer and IFS



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.
  • 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.


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.


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