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Program Controller and Planner

Country/Region:  Au
City:  Adelaide

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 1000 talented people, and we are on a path for continued growth and expansion. While we will continue to operate in sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation and engineering consultancy, we are on a journey to become a leading provider of Defence High Frequency communications in Australasia.


Key to the success of Babcock is our people, and our team is proud to be involved with the continuation and growth of the following programs:


  • Providing emergency medical and search and rescue aviation services through our Aviation and Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land business; and
  • Enhancing our Defence High Frequency Communications capability to extend beyond the United Kingdom, and New Zealand into the Australian market.


About the Role

As we enter a period of significant organisational growth, we are seeking a Controller and Planner to join our team to support the mobilisation of a new program for our Australian operations. Working in close partnership with the Major Programs Director, and the Senior Program Manager, you will support the process of establishing, implementing and maintaining an integrated performance measurement baseline (PMB); an earned value management system (EVMS); and contract master schedule (CMS) for the program.  



  • Establish and maintain of an integrated PMB for the program in terms of cost and schedule that supports Integrated Baseline Reviews.
  • Establish and maintain an EVMS that complies with the requirements defined in AS 4817, the Defence Supplement to AS 4817, and the approved EVM Plan.
  • Establish and maintain an integrated CMS that incorporates information from our subcontractors and complies with DEF(AUST) 5664A – Work Breakdown Structures for Defence Material Projects
  • Establish and maintain the program WBS dictionary, Responsibility Assignment Matrix, and Cost Accounts.
  • Provide schedule analysis including resource and critical path analysis. 
  • Review cost and schedule health (Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis) to ensure adherence to governance policies.
  • Support CA Managers with cost account status reporting, variance analysis and forecasts.


About You

The successful candidate will have experience in applying principles, concepts, practices and standards of scheduling and EVM principles, in particular, Critical Path and Baseline Control and ideally possess the following:



  • Tertiary qualifications in project management, accounting, or similar discipline. Preferably with CPA/CA status;
  • Intermediate to advanced skills and experience in the use of MS Office and other relevant software packages and applications (MS Project, Deltek Open Plan Professional, Deltek Cobra, etc.);
  • Experience as a cost controller and/or modeller with strong analytical and problem solving skills; and
  • Ability to prepare, analyse, and interpret complex reports and management information.




Babcock welcomes applications from candidates with all backgrounds, and experiences, however, due to the defence orientation of the role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain a Baseline Security Clearance, as defined by the AGSVA guidelines



Your future at Babcock – what we offer you


What sets us apart at Babcock?

  • We offer an agile work environment which provides you the opportunity to work onsite and remotely – to support this and enable you to work from home safely and efficiently we will provide you with a kit that includes laptop, mobile phone, monitor, keyboard, mouse and docking station.
  • Babcock offers a supportive and engaging environment where you can drive change and grow your career;
  • We promote and foster training and development;
  • Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety and environment, and diversity;
  • The opportunity to be a part of something BIG!


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