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Project Manager - Research & Technology Innovation Program

BAE Systems

Location: Tonsley

Job Type: Full time


  • Perform purposeful work of national significance
  • Project Manager Conductor of research and innovation ensuring harmony & producing a symphony of success
  • 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 an exciting and unique opportunity as a Project Manager within our Maritime Australia Research & Technology Innovation Program based in Tonsley, SA.

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 Project Manager within our Maritime Australia Research & Technology Innovation Program, you will apply your experience and skills to plan, execute and deliver diverse, innovative and world breaking concept projects. Collaborating with multiple stakeholders to test concepts, develop prototypes and simulate the behaviour to validate and embed into real-world applications.
Concept projects provide extensive advantage across Maritime to continuously improve current state, efficiencies, safety, productivity and quality. By collaborating with Industry Partners & Universities you will contribute to innovative solutions and be on the forefront of their delivery into a maritime production & sustainment environment.
In more specific terms you will:

  • Apply effective Project Management principles to initiate, plan, execute and deliver projects through proactive team collaboration and leadership
  • Determine the scope & drive needs analysis requirements to ensure concept meets strategic objectives of the Business, Customers and Stakeholders
  • Proactive engagement and management of R&T Technical / Engineering teams
  • Identify and proactively manage project opportunities and risks and develop mitigation strategies for pursuit throughout contract phases.

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

  • Demonstrated experience in Project Management 101 fundamentals or technical engineering
  • Ability to determine, dissect and construct the scope set the schedule and timeline ascertain what is viable and what needs to be eliminated
  • Experience in major defence or engineering projects
  • Ability to partner with and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to obtain the necessary deliverables
  • Proven track record of successful project delivery in terms of cost, schedule and performance
  • Familiar with using and Developing PLM tools such as Windchill or other ERP tools
  • An existing Australian Defence Security Clearance or the ability to meet the application requirements.

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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