Project Manager Operations

Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Location: Redbank

Job Type: Full time


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As a Project Manager Operations, you will be responsible for the production elements of the Boxer CRV vehicle finalisation at the Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE).

The Project Manager Operations will collaborate with onsite and international stakeholders, as well as with development, program, project, production and material teams. The focus of your role will be to ensure the compliant, controlled and on schedule delivery of Boxer vehicles from MILVEHCOE to the Commonwealth of Australian (COA).

As a Project Manager Operations, you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Manage the development and execution of Production Planning tasks and associated activities as required, to complete vehicle finalisation at MILVEHCOE in accordance with the approved Contract Master Schedule (CMS);
  • Issue, prioritise and monitor work packages for rework & vehicle completion;
  • Reporting of production status vs project, production and delivery schedules;
  • Leading cross functional project & production team meetings and drive focused outcomes and activities;
  • Monitor and manage all production vehicle completion project related risks;
  • Coordinate and support the development of our local manufacturing capability including transfer of knowledge and technology from Germany to Australia; and
  • Develop and maintain high quality working relationships with the international Rheinmetall project and production teams.

About your new team

The Project Manager Operations role reports through to the Senior Project Manager Operations and works alongside three other PMO’s. The PMO team forms part of the greater Operations, Planning and Control division and works closely with the Production Planning team and the Production Engineering team. This role will be based at our Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank.

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 Engineering (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Process) or relevant discipline;
  • Previous experience in Project Management, as well as a Production / Process Engineering role (preferably Automotive);
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of complex vehicle Production systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence outcomes across complex global matrix organisations;
  • Natural ability to build networks across cultures and across disciplines;
  • Natural problem solver, able to troubleshoot production problems with very high attention to detail;
  • Experience utilising Root Cause Analysis tools to identify root causes and prevent reoccurrence;
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to travel internationally and interstate, when required; and
  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance (must hold Australian Citizenship).

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;
  • Access to exclusive employee discounts with over 400 retailers in Australia to help reduce cost of living;
  • On-site subsidised café with themed days and multiple dietary options;
  • Long weekends every second week with a 9 day working fortnight;
  • Flexible working practices;
  • Opportunity to work on major projects within our Vehicle Systems (Logistic, Tactical Wheeled, Tactical Tracked), Electronic Solutions, Weapon & Ammunition Divisions;
  • Generous internal incentive and referral program;
  • Genuine career development and progression opportunities;
  • Extensive Employee Assistance Program to support overall health and wellbeing; and
  • We are proud to be recognised as an Endorsed Employer for All 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.

If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives via our Work180 profile at

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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: 15th of April 2023

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


For further information about this opportunity, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team at and quote REF#AU01358

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