Trade Controls Specialist

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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.

About the role

Due to an internal promotion NSM are seeking an experienced professional o compliment the growing team. Based in Henderson and reporting to the Trade Controls Manager, the Trade Controls Specialist will provide subject matter expertise to all business units and Programs to enable compliance across all company Trade Controlled activities, including future business opportunities and initiatives.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • End to end management, including application, compliance and resolution of all NSM requirements with regards to Trade Controls, and influencing required changes where appropriate;
  • Ensure all Program, Project and support functions strictly comply with the requirements of the U.S. (ITAR, EAR), U.K., Australian and all other applicable Trade Control law and regulations;
  • Responsible for maintaining details of all current U.S. Agreements (e.g. TAA’s) to which NSM is a party, sublicensee or approved recipient in a central repository regularly updated and readily available to all relevant parties if required;
  • Co-ordinate license applications to the relevant authorities and entities;
  • Support all internal stakeholders by evaluating NSM’s compliance with Trade Controls and assist the business units with the implementation of corrective actions, where required;
  • Work within the governance frameworks in place for NSM to ensure compliance with the IT security obligations for all Trade Controls;

About you:


  • Tertiary qualifications in a related field (law, business, policy, economics);
  • Excellent knowledge of national and international Trade Controls/Export Controls law and regulation;
  • Exemplary communication skills with an ability to build positive working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet stringent deadlines;
  • A proactive approach to continuous improvement and change management; and
  • Ability to empower, educate and influence others to achieve optimal performance and compliance in the relevant area of expertise


  • Legal qualifications at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.

Essential Compliance Requirements

  • Must either hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance; and
  • Must be eligible to access US ITAR and EAR controlled equipment and information.