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Program Manager

Country/Region:  Ne
City:  Auckland

About the role

Our Engineering Services section partners with the Royal New Zealand Navy to provide complete engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the entire RNZN fleet.  Reporting to the Engineering Manager, this role manages a portfolio of Engineering Change projects (ECP) ensuring delivery is to schedule, quality and budget.


Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide subject matter expertise, ensuring the portfolio is effectively planned, scheduled, finances managed and stakeholders kept up to date.Lead a team of project managers responsible for the delivery of the ECP portfolio, including all routine reporting, risk management and resource planning.  
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships across engineering services, ECP stakeholders and the RNZN.
  • Management and reporting on the ECP’s, specifically forecasts, budgets and accurate cost reporting. Develop business cases where appropriate.
  • Identify, develop and manage improvement opportunities across the MEST


About you

You will have experience with project and business governance and project and portfolio management. You have demonstrated success in project management, preferably delivering engineering configuration change projects. You have a track record of delivering and managing business unit performance improvements and have the ability to create and sustain efficient business processes. Your authentic and inspirational leadership style, along with exceptional verbal and written communication skills and advanced skills in MS Office will be highly valued.  You also bring your experience in the creation of business unit process, procedures and strategies and have the ability to drive change and cultivate a culture of continuous improvement. Engineering degree or equivalent as well as knowledge of naval operations, engineering principles, security requirements and regulatory frameworks are desirable but not essential.


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, the successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.

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, MOJ, security check, qualifications and right to work.

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