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Senior Project Manager - Aviation Technical Training

BAE Systems

Location: Wagga Wagga

Job Type: Full time


  • Perform purposeful work of national significance
  • Sensational opportunity, contributing to defence capability with a mix of strategy, operations and working directly with customer stakeholders
  • Enjoy flexible work practices, engaging work and an inclusive culture where we strive to make every individual feel valued

At BAE Systems we are recognised for delivering projects of global and national significance to our customers and with this we are known for developing some of the most impressive careers.
We currently have a unique opportunity as a Senior Project Manager - Aviation Technical training within our Aerospace Line of Business based in Wagga Wagga, NSW.
Relocation assistance will be provided for the right talent.

What this opportunity will mean for you?

  • Performing purposeful work where your efforts are recognized in an environment enabling you to thrive
  • World class career opportunities, as our biggest project is YOU! Your success is our success
  • Accessibility to flexible working arrangements that will provide you with balance and a lifestyle that fosters wellbeing
  • Access to our competitive employee benefits program that are designed to better support you: Employee Benefits
  • Being part of a workplace culture that is safe, inclusive and takes pride in their company values

Your new role:
As the Senior Project Manager - Aviation Technical Training (ATT) you will report into the Aerospace – Head of Operational Excellence and be responsible for providing initial employment training for Australian Defence Force avionics/electrical, mechanical, structures and armament technicians as well as providing training for critical operational support functions, such as aircraft life support and ground support technicians and post initial employment training.
You will be managing our operations at Wagga Wagga, offering our customer innovative, efficient and adaptable training solutions that meet the requirements of both the ADF Systems Approach to Defence Learning and the Australian Skills Quality Authority for Registered Training Organisations.
Your team of over 100, is responsible for training over 1000 ADF personnel each year across 30 courses.
In more specific terms you will:

  • Align business operations and training, defining the 'why and how' that drives solution success, business value, and advocating best practices that create frictionless customer experiences.

  • Be the Lead and project owner for ATT management activities, manage the team to successfully execute the contract

  • Have full management of operations including: staff management, coaching, development, motivation, productivity, resourcing and succession planning

  • Manage project quality, cost and schedule

  • Own the engagement with the ADF customer and stakeholders to manage and exceed capability, performance & change expectations or requirements.

  • Identify project risks and opportunities and develop mitigation strategies for pursuit throughout the project life and monitor and report on the status of risks and opportunities

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

  • A relevant degree qualification and/or extensive experience in project management and operational management within an engineering or training organisation
  • Substantial experience in the development and delivery of technical services, where these may be complex in nature.
  • Proven capability of managing significant value sustainment projects
  • Ability to motivate and coach individuals/teams across a number of business areas, to shape and implement business success
  • Capability to negotiate and influence internal and/or external stakeholders in a way which generates mutual business benefit whilst maintaining key relationships
  • An existing Australian Defence Security Clearance or the ability to meet the application requirements.
  • Eligibility to be cleared for International Traffic In Arms (ITAR) regulations

We believe in hiring for potential so if this role resonates with you, but you don't meet all the required criteria, we would still love to hear from you!

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.
Further information regarding clearances is available at:
Applications can be addressed to: Monique Marshall – Talent Acquisition and made online here. Confidential enquiries are welcome via email:

Our Culture:
You will be joining a culture that truly cares about your wellbeing. Diversity and inclusion is at the top of our agenda. We are striving to create an inclusive culture where the voices and talents of every individual are valued and everyone has a sense of belonging.
We welcome applications from all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, age, or other lived experience.
We are also proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180
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