Senior Cost/Schedule Analyst

BAE Systems

Location: Osborne

Job Type: Full time


  • All Systems GO! Be part of the next generation of defence capability delivery
  • Driving continuous improvement & shaping shipbuilding way into the future
  • Enjoy flexibility, engaging work and a culture that embraces diversity and open-mindedness

At BAE Systemswe are all systems go as we continue to drive innovation and seek passionate and talented people to join our business. We currently have an exciting opportunity as a Senior Cost / Schedule Analyst within our Maritime Australia based in Adelaide, SA

What this opportunity will mean for you:

  • Purposeful work where your efforts are recognized in an environment where you can thrive
  • Joining an organisation that is passionate about developing some of the most impressive careers in the world
  • Industry-leading flexibility options to unlock the talent and diversity of every individual
  • Unique opportunities to contribute to programs of national significance whilst growing your skills
  • A strong safety culture, inclusive teams and work to be proud of, underpinned by a compelling set of values

Your new role:
As the Senior Cost / Schedule Analyst you will be responsible for delivering the controls and scheduling process for our Supply Chain department supporting our Hunter Class Frigate Program. As we start to ramp up operations this will be a fantastic time to start enabling us and our customer to have full visibility of the project and ensure we are setup for success.
The Hunter Class Frigate is being designed for maximum versatility and flexibility in operational roles, from humanitarian and disaster relief operations to high-intensity warfare. You will be able to make a difference, with varied responsibilities in a changing environment.
As a Senior Cost / Schedule Analyst you will:

  • Manage the project cost & schedule baseline and ongoing control
  • Support the integration and delivery of the overall project schedule and cost account performance
  • Provide expert assistance to the project team in the use of the cost & schedule tools incl. Primavera and Cobra.
  • Coordinate current Work Package and Cost Account (EVM) Earned Value Management techniques
  • Run month-end EVM process (status, forecasting, EAC, variance analysis & corrective actions)
  • Assist with monthly reporting drumbeat for Senior Management and the customer

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

  • Demonstrated cost analysis or project controls experience using Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar
  • Ability to build & manage relationships, proactive, organised with outstanding professionalism
  • Analysis & problem solving skills including the ability to identify key risks and issues and provide practical solutions for their resolution.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and negotiate with stakeholders to achieve project objectives.
  • Strong Excel skills manipulating data & P6 Primavera highly desirable if proficient in Cobra
  • Must be eligible to apply for Australian Defence Security Clearance

Research shows that some candidates hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don't meet 100% of the criteria. So, if this opportunity excites you and you have the right foundational experience and qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Whether it be for this role or another, your skills and competencies are of interest to us.

As 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:

Applications should be addressed to: Monique Marshall and made online here. Confidential enquiries are welcome via email:

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Our culture
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment where our people can thrive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation.

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