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Change Manager

BAE Systems

Location: Oaks Estate

Job Type: Full time


  • Perform purposeful work of national significance
  • Support change management for a multi-billion dollar Defence project
  • Enjoy flexible work practices, engaging work and an inclusive culture

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 opportunity for a Change Manager within our Maritime Business working on the Hunter Class project. This role will be responsible for managing key change initiatives for our Shipyard, delivering world-class technical solutions. Preferred location of this role is Osbourne or Adelaide CBD. 12 month fixed term contract.
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:
In this role, you will be responsible for enabling the execution of change management strategies and providing change management support to the Information, Management & Technology (IM&T) function for the Hunter Class project.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with sponsors, project managers and leaders of impacted teams, on IM&T change initiatives, to ensure specific change activities are undertaken that support the sustainable delivery of change
  • Ensuring the change is clearly defined (what) and the value of the change articulated
  • Ensuring all impacted parties are kept informed, engaged, trained and have an understanding of the business benefits and how these are linked to the overall strategy
  • Developing and managing key stakeholder relationships ensuring collaboration
  • Facilitating workshops with stakeholders to develop and implement change management plans focused on maximizing adoption
  • Providing advice to project team members, business stakeholders and senior executives on change management risks or issues
  • Providing regular and meaningful reports on the delivery of change management plans for the project

About you:
As an ideal applicant, you'll have:

  • Demonstrated experience in change management and hands on implementation of change initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience working on technical projects whereby the change is multi-faceted, complex and impacts a wide range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching and supporting leaders through business change
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to operate effectively in ambiguous situations and balance conflicting priorities
  • Ability to problem solve and take initiative with strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Tertiary qualification and/or Certification in PROSCI, APMG and/or previous experience working in the Defence sector and/or with engineering teams would be highly desirable.

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 a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance.
Applications can be addressed to: Sinead Booth – Talent Acquisition Specialist and made online here. Confidential enquiries are welcome via email:
Emailed applications will not be monitored.
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.
If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives via this link.
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