Senior Subcontract Officer

Job Type:Full Time
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  • Apply your talent where it counts
  • A leadership role that will shape and design the supply chain process
  • Location Edinburgh Parks, SA

We've come a long way in over 65 years of operation in Australia. On top of a strong underlying business, having been selected to deliver the next generation of advanced anti-submarine warships, the JORN Phase 6 radar upgrade and sustainment program and as a tier 1 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program partner, the future is bright for our more than 4,000 employees.

In terms of our culture, it's inclusive and safety focused. We call it an ‘everyone culture'. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of every employee are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. It also means providing a family friendly, flexible and supportive place to work.

Apply your talent where it counts as a Senior Subcontract Officer in our JORN Phase 6 team based in Edinburgh Parks, South Australia.

About the Opportunity

As a result of the growth within our business, we are seeking a seasoned Senior Subcontract Officer for our JORN Phase 6 team.

As the Senior Subcontract Officer, you will be responsible leading and mentoring the team to manage major subcontracts through all aspects of the contract lifecycle.

In terms of specific responsibilities, you will:

  • Support the Procurement and Subcontract Manager in all aspects of the contract lifecycle
  • Negotiate and administer subcontracts, stakeholder management and associated reporting
  • Draft contract documents including statements of work, schedules, and contract correspondence.
  • Coordinate and support the resolution of contractual issues and disputes
  • Proactively manage the performance of subcontractors against contract obligations and strategic performance measures
  • Identify key issues, risks and suggestions for improvement across the subcontract supply chain and for the program
  • Identify, cost, monitor and manage emerging risks appropriately
  • Facilitate and manage working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Generate and maintain subcontract management plans

About you

As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you'll have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a contract management and administration role
  • The ability to write effectively for various audiences, including the ability to report succinctly and accurately
  • The ability to research, critically analyse, interpret and report upon contractual matters
  • An understanding of liabilities, indemnities and insurances
  • Good commercial and business acumen

Whilst not essential, a degree in engineering, legal or commercial discipline is highly regarded and a professional procurement qualification or accreditation is desirable.

As a defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 1 security clearance.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Further information regarding clearances is available at:

Applications should be addressed to: Polly Buerano, Talent Acquisition Specialist.

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for these opportunities. An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits. We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

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