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Project Engineering Manager

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Date: 03-Dec-2022

Location: NSW, AU

Company: Babcock

Project Engineering Manager


  • Accountable for the delivery of key projects across the full capability delivery lifecycle
  • Join our team of maritime sustainment experts!
  • Based in Garden Island


About the role


Reporting to the Engineering Change Manager, the Project Engineering Manager is responsible for all technical and engineering aspects of their assigned projects within the SEA2048 Phase 6 program of works. The Project Engineering Manager will have engineering domain knowledge related to the project systems under their management. The role forms part of the Project Engineering capability with the NSM Engineering Organisation and operates in a matrix management structure. 

Responsibilities include:


  • Support project team members to manage issues and control risk;
  • Manage technical and engineering scope, time, cost and quality of assigned projects;
  • Support the management of any non-technical dependencies across the project team and with other project stakeholders;
  • Plan, schedule and execute projects with the relevant stakeholders and sub-contractors through the Systems Engineering lifecycle (as defined for the SEA2048 Phase 6 project);
  • Establish and maintain enduring relationships with project stakeholders, sub-contractors and suppliers in a complex management environment;
  • Evaluate and get agreement on any changes that materially impact the scope, quality budget, or schedule of the project;
  • Sub-contractor and supply chain vendor performance management;
  • Produce and manage performance reports;
  • Establish, deliver and maintain the plan, schedule and dependencies / relationships between the SEA2048 Phase 6 team and internal departments;
  • Lead and support strategic change management and business improvement initiatives, as required



About you


Essential requirements:


  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering;
  • Recognised qualifications in Project Management or equivalent work experience;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in a similar system engineering type projects for at least five years;
  • A sound understanding of project management and commercial processes across the project lifecycle;
  • Demonstrate superior project administration and communication skills
  • Must either hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance to Negative Vetting-1 level;




  • Previous experience with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and / or the Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG);
  • Excellent negotiation skills, including those skills required to work effectively within a matrix organisation; and
  • Proven record of management and compliance within an engineering governance structure



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.


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.


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 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, 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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