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Project Manager - Commercial Ship Repairs

BAE Systems Australia - Perth, WA

Source: uWorkin


  • Apply your talent in our Commercial business
  • Utilise your Marine Engineering expertise in Ship systems
  • Enjoy flexibility and interesting work within our strong team culture

Apply your talent where it counts as a Project Manager – Commercial Ship Repairs in our team located at our Henderson facility.

Despite COVID-19, we have a strong pipeline of job opportunities and we are still hiring. Many of our people are now safely working from home. Of course some roles can’t be done from home and in those cases, we’re operating with an increased focus on health and safety on-site. We’re finding new ways of working in response to COVID-19 and our workforce is still delivering the best capability for Australia.

Hear about our Return to Site Plan here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZO2QeP6r_Q

About the Opportunity

Our Commercial Ship repair business is growing, we are now looking for an additional Project Manager to join the team at our Henderson facility. You will be responsible for Project Managing the maintenance, repairs, refits / upgrades and conversions to a wide array of vessels. You will manage the full lifecycle of a project, from tendering through to delivery.

Ideally you will have experience within marine engineering and a good understanding of ship systems.

In terms of specific responsibilities, you will:

  • Manage tenders, through to production work activities and deliver the Ship back to the customer with all tasks completed on/or before schedule date, within budget
  • Maintain key stakeholder communications/engagement by attending and leading Project Meetings
  • Review and agree the Scope of work and Schedule, Responsible for Project Kick-off Meeting/PRR with exit criteria to be achieved prior to Project commencement
  • Responsible for the development of the Project Schedule, managing resource requirements to meet schedule
  • Communicate risks/issues to Commercial Repairs team and engage in schedule and cost reviews associated with additional scope with key stakeholders
  • Actively manage employees on a day to day basis and formally through the Performance development review process for direct reports
  • Lead the team in ensuring that safety is at the forefront of every plan and action we take.

About you

As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you’ll have:

  • Relevant and demonstrated Project Management experience through the full lifecycle, ideally in a maritime/ marine environment
  • Qualifications / experience within Marine engineering will be highly regarded, coupled with a PM qualification
  • A motivational leader who will mentor and develop a team in order to meet customer expectations
  • Can balance conflicting priorities to deliver against customer and business requirements, with appropriate stakeholder management
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence internal and external stakeholders in a way which generates business benefit whilst maintaining key relationships
  • Eligible to obtain baseline clearance

About us

BAE Systems’ advanced defence technology solutions protect people and national security, keeping critical information and infrastructure secure. For more than 65 years we have searched for new ways to provide our customers in Australia with a competitive edge across air, land, sea, cyber, space and electronic domains. 

In terms of our culture, it’s safety focused and inclusive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our more than 4,100 employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. It also means providing a safe, family friendly, flexible and supportive place to work. Join us.


Although this is part of our Commercial business you would be working across a defence facility, therefore eligibility to obtain a Baseline Defence security clearance is required for this role. Applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance. 

Further information regarding clearances is available at: https://careers.au.baesystems.com/opportunity.html

Applications should be addressed to: Julie Lane and made online here.

Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are very welcome via email: Julie.lane@baesystems.com

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Veterans for these opportunities. An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits. We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here: https://tinyurl.com/Work180BAE-Systems-Australia

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

To learn about other employment opportunities at BAE Systems, please visit: www.baesystemscareers.com.au

BAE Systems Australia will never request money from you during the recruitment process. Please be aware of scam messages asking for money for an administration fee, visa or similar. If you receive such a message please report it to Scam Watch www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam.

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