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Lead Project Scheduler

Babcock Australasia

Location: Henderson

Job Type: Full time


  • Significant Defence Projects

  • Supportive collaborative team

  • Opportunity for career advancement

Ref SF#50112

About the role

The Lead Scheduler is responsible for the oversight of schedule development and maintenance of Integrated Project Master Schedules (IMS), Annual Work Schedule (AWS), Key Date Schedules (KDS), Ship Maintenance Availability Master Plan (SMAMP) and the schedule reports for program and project controls.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support development and maintenance of the schedule architecture, processes, procedures, and scheduling ‘rules’ to ensure cohesive, integrated, and consistent schedules within the program and across all AIP’s;

  • Work closely with Platform, Combat, Delivery & Program Controls team from early planning to production and close-out in line with Client and delivery expectations;

  • Support Program, Project, and Production Managers with the review of contingency and risk;

  • Provide schedule progress reports to Program delivery and control teams to support project oversight and corrective actions as necessary;

  • Identify, communicate, and resolve scheduling conflicts, delays, issues, and risks on the program and project levels, and support the use of schedule risk analysis tools such as Monte Carlo Simulation;

  • Ensure project schedules are developed as per approved maintenance work lists (MWL), Technical Repair Specifications (TRS), subcontractor input, and with appropriate milestones, task breakdown, sequence logic, calendars, resources and complete set of associated codes and attributes; and

  • Produce and maintain critical path analysis and key event/milestones plan.

About you


  • Considerable experience in a similar role;

  • Advanced skills in Primavera P6;

  • Intermediate skills in Excel and other Microsoft Suite programs;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to work as an effective team member; and

  • Strong ethics and integrity.


  • Experience with other scheduling software (Open Plan Professional, Acumen Fuse, Primavera Risk Analyser);

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management and systems; and

  • Intermediate in Power Query and Power BI for data analysis and visualisation.

Essential Compliance Requirements

  • Must either hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance; and

  • Construction Induction Card (White Card).

What we offer you

Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;

We offer flexible working arrangements where possible to help employees find the right balance between work and home life;

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 be Rewarded 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 we Recognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day.

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 1,600 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.

This position will work within our subsidiary Naval Ship Management (NSM), which provides asset management solutions to the Australian maritime sector. Working closely with supply chain partners, NSM provides cost-effective and responsive solutions that optimise the availability, capability, and seaworthiness of critical maritime assets. NSM supports assets across the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet – most notably the Anzac Class Frigates as a member of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) and the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), LHD Landing Craft (LLC) and associated assets as the Asset Class Prime Contractor.

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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