Program Manager

Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Location: Redbank

Job Type: Full time


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Reporting to the Program Director L400-2, the Program Manager L400-2 Turreted Variants is responsible for Program Management of each of the turreted vehicle variants through to System Acceptance Audit. Where turreted variants are delivered by Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) this scope is delivered via Project Managers as direct reports.

The Program Manager L400-2 Turreted Variants ensures all deliverables are planned and delivered on schedule and to the requisite standard; inclusive of Mandated System Reviews, Data Items and respective hardware.

As Program Manager L400-2 Turreted Variants, you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Develop and update the Contract Master Schedule in accordance with the AUSDEFCON Complex contracting model for all Turreted Variants deliverables;
  • Manage Rheinmetall Entity and Sub-Contractor contracts to effect delivery of the Turreted Variants;
  • Manage and execute the RDA Turreted Variants scope of delivery;
  • Establish, maintain and manage Turreted Variants Risks and Issues;
  • Review, monitor and report the project performance;
  • Oversight of all Turreted Variants Mandated System Reviews;
  • Ensure team resources are correctly applied and used efficiently;
  • Manage and coordinate the interface between the various Entities;
  • Liaise with the Commonwealth of Australia and other stakeholders;
  • May be required to lead development of scope changes through to bid, negotiation and CCP implementation;
  • Present to stakeholders reports on the progress as well as challenges and remediation plans when necessary; and
  • Support the development of Technology Transfer Plans across the Rheinmetall Entities.

About your new team

This is a rare chance to become part of the international LAND400 Phase 2 Project Management team being based in Brisbane and working collaboratively together with colleagues in Europe to deliver a great capability to the Australian Army.

Find Your Why at Rheinmetall

Our values of Safety, Partnership, Openness, Respect and Trust (SPORT) supports our team members to create a workplace environment where our employees value each other, live up to their promises, communicate openly and work safely every day.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Project Management, Engineering or a related discipline;
  • Formal certifications in Project Management (Prince2, PMP or CPMP);
  • Substantial experience in Project/Program Management, preferably within the Defence Industry;
  • Experience in managing projects and project resources including subcontractors and multiple service providers using PM methodologies;
  • Operational knowledge and capability of the Microsoft Office Professional;
  • Must currently hold or be eligible to gain the NV1 Australian Security Clearance; and
  • Ability to travel internationally and interstate, when required.

What we offer you

  • Work as part of a team with real purpose in what we do
  • Attractive remuneration packages with salary sacrificing and novated leases
  • On-site subsidised café with themed days multiple options
  • Long weekends every second week with a 9 day working fortnight
  • Flexible working practices
  • Generous internal incentive and referral program
  • Genuine career development and progression opportunities
  • Extensive Employee Assistance Program to support overall health and wellbeing
  • We are proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180

Our inclusive culture

Rheinmetall fosters a culture of equality, fairness, diversity and inclusion for all our employees and provides a safe and secure work environment where everyone can feel comfortable and supported to bring their unique self to work every day.

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Next steps

Apply now!

Preferred candidates will be required to complete background checks including pre-employment verifications and national police checks.

Applications close: 8th February 2023

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.


For further information about this opportunity, please contact RDA Talent Acquisition Team at and quote REF#AU01250.

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