Asset Manager


Location: Potts Point

Job Type: Full time


We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Why Work For Thales?

At Thales, we’re committed to caring about the whole of you. Creating an environment of trust and empowerment where your contribution is valued, where your well-being counts and you can manage the right work-life balance for you. We believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. We’re always open to discussing your individual needs, just let us know what works for you.

Developing Your Career:

We’re committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you’ll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.

About Us:

Thales Above Water Systems (AWS) has been a trusted partner to the Royal Australian Navy, demonstrating unwavering commitment and support. Our dedication is evident in our close collaboration with the Navy, where we deliver dependable sustainment, integration, and lifecycle management services. Thales has also proudly safeguarded critical Australian maritime facilities, such as the Captain Cook Graving Dock, the nation's largest dry dock, providing essential docking and sustainment services.

Our Opportunity:

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Asset Manager to join our team in Garden Island, Sydney. As an integral part of DORSC (Dock Operating & Reticulated Services Contract) program, you will be responsible for managing all operational and maintenance aspects of a group of critical assets. Your role will involve developing and coordinating a strategic asset management framework, analysing life cycle costs, providing recommendations for asset performance improvement, and ensuring compliance with ISO55000 Asset Management accreditation.

Responsibilities include;

  • Developing methodologies for tracking asset lifecycle, inventory, locations, costs, reliability, and return on investment.

  • Leading cross-functional coordination activities to maintain an accurate and complete asset information database.

  • Managing the application of the asset management system to optimize reliability, maintenance, and sparing to reduce costs and increase availability.

  • Developing and approving strategic asset management plans and ensuring compliance

  • Providing engineering governance to the DORSC program.

  • Driving innovation and business improvements.

  • Leading, empowering, coaching, and mentoring the asset management team.

  • Championing and enhancing a strong safety culture across Garden Island.

  • Ensuring on-site project activities, processes, and systems comply with relevant legislation.

How about you?

  • A tertiary qualification in Engineering or a relevant field.

  • Senior management experience and skills in Asset Management/Maintenance Operations, ideally within the industrial and/or utility services industry.

  • Demonstrated leadership and relationship management experience within a matrix organization, leading multi-discipline technical teams.

  • Membership (preferred) of Asset Management Council (CPAM or CSAM level).

  • Experience managing life cycle costs, reliability, and risk.

  • The ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders to deliver in a complex, matrix environment.

  • Strong change leadership and management skills, risk management, and mitigation skills.

As part of our commitment, we offer:

  • Work on a site with the million-dollar view

  • Leading leave policies

  • Bonus and Medical Insurance

  • On-site parking and subsidised transport options

  • Growth and Development opportunities

  • Study Assistance

  • Employee discounts

  • Gym Membership (Fitness passport)

And now the fine Print!

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more on how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

You’ve got this!