Asset Performance and Optimisation 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 Asset Performance and Optimisation Manager is responsible for developing and evolving the Asset Management capability and capacity including reliability and asset lifecycle practices, processes, procedures, systems, and resources to provide safe, effective and efficient Asset Management services. This will ensure the Asset Management objectives, i.e. LHD Assets capability, reliability and availability are achieved while the Total Cost of Ownership is optimized.

  • Proactively seek to understand NSM’s strategic intent and direction, statutory and business requirements, and evolving customer needs
  • Lead and coordinate the development, implementation, and improvement of a robust Asset Management System in line with the ISO 55001 requirements
  • Build and nurture collaborative relationships with the NSM staff, LHD Enterprise staff and OEMs
  • Promote and act as a role model for a performance driven and cohesive culture that delivers value for money outcomes to the Commonwealth
  • Provide professional advice and technical recommendations as Subject Matter Expert to the LHD Enterprise
  • Liaise with the Logistics Support Analysis Environment (LSAe) Consortia to lead and coordinate the seamless implementation of the LSAe program
  • Evolve and improve the Asset Management capability and capacity within the LHD Asset Class Prime Contractor Support Contract
  • Support the Program Director in the liaison and coordination with the Commonwealth to best achieve operational requirements whilst preserving asset management program integrity
  • Lead and contribute to a “Safety First” culture through HSE leadership and participation creating an environment where employees can openly discuss HSE concerns without fear of retribution

About you


  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as Asset Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology or Project Management
  • Experience in a field relevant to the sustainment of Naval Assets
  • Eligibility of or Membership of the Asset Management Council, Engineers Australia, or similar recognised body
  • Eligibility for senior professional accreditation(s) such as Certified Senior Practitioner / Fellow in Asset Management (CSAM / CFAM), Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) or relevant equivalent accreditation
  • Proven record of development, management, and compliance of an asset management system in accordance with ISO 55001
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills, including those skills required to work effectively within a matrix organisation
  • A proven collaboration leader
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated Financial management capability with respect to Asset Management and business unit performance
  • Must either hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance to Negative Vetting-1 level
  • MUST be an Australian Citizen


  • Recognised project management or engineering qualifications or accreditations
  • Previous experience with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and/or the Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG)

Essential Compliance Requirements

  • No restrictions to access to AEO or FOUO level or to ITAR controlled material