Project Manager

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About us

Naval Ship Management (Australia) Pty Ltd (NSM) is a leading provider of asset management solutions to the Australian maritime sector. Utilising a team of highly skilled professionals strategically located across Australia in conjunction with a robust, agile and scalable international supply chain, NSM provides cost-effective, responsive and customer-focused solutions that optimise the availability and capability of our customers’ critical assets.

Established in 2012, as a Joint Venture between Babcock Pty Ltd and UGL Ltd, we now support assets across the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet - most notably the Anzac Class Frigates as a member of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) and the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), LHD Landing Craft (LLC) and associated assets. Our services include: Engineering Support Services; Maintenance Support Services; Ship Repair, Refit and Refurbishment; Supply Chain Management and Procurement and Logistics.

At NSM, we embrace a culture that fosters corporate diversity and workplace innovation with a strong focus on safety. Where possible, we enjoy flexible working arrangements, helping us find the right balance between our lives at work and at home. Safety is paramount in our industry, and we are committed to protecting the safety of our people, clients, supply chain and our communities. We also recognise that it’s our people who are our greatest asset. We are committed to giving all employees the opportunity to grow their skills, gain valuable experience, develop professionally and work on exciting diverse projects.

About the role

The EMP (external maintenance periods) Project Manager will provide leadership, planning and oversight throughout the project lifecycle. Working with the NSM Production Manager and External stakeholders the EMP Project Manager will be accountable for financial, schedule and quality outcomes to ensure the External Maintenance Periods (EMP) are planned and executed to deliver the project Objectives within the stipulated constraints and available resources.

The EMP Project Manager will lead the Integrated Project Team and act as the point of contact for project reporting to external stakeholders as delegated in the project RACI including but not limited to weekly progress reporting, Stage Gate delivery and Project Executive Board reporting. Assist with all procurement and purchases of goods and services;

The EMP Project Manager is accountable to the Program Manager for the quality and effectiveness of the project management services being provided by the Integrated Project Team (IPT).

Accountabilities will include:

  • Lead IPT in accordance with the PMO RACI for all designated EMP’s
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with Key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide support in the development and integrity of the EMP Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Accountable for the agreed Baseline position of the EMP Integrated IMS.
  • Exercise financial control of projects, within delegated authority, to provide accurate cost forecasts and project delivery within agreed budgets.
  • Provide project impact assessments for proposed changes to approved project scope.
  • Manage the Key Date Schedule (KDS) and engage stakeholders to ensure the successful planning and execution of the EMP.
  • Responsible for Project Health reports as required to internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to a “Safety First” culture through demonstrating “felt leadership” and participation in HSE initiatives

About you


  • Formal project management qualification or ability to demonstrate equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead complex maritime projects delivered through IPT’s and deliver ‘best practice’ outcomes
  • Well-developed communication and negotiation skills
  • Well-developed financial and commercial acumen
  • Well-developed project management, time management and organisational skills
  • Proven ability to make robust judgements coupled with superior problem-solving skills
  • Ability to motivate and mentor in order to meet customer expectations
  • Ability to effectively manage conflict
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office suite
  • Must either hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance


  • Technical knowledge of warship major platform systems
  • Wide range of experience, knowledge and networking in the Defence Industry
  • Previous experience delivering sustainment activities within the defence environment

Essential Compliance Requirements

  • Eligible for access to International Traffic in Arms Regulated (ITAR) data
  • Construction Induction Card (White Card)