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Project Manager - Defence

Canberra Region
Nova Systems

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  • Long term, secure work packages - 5+ years
  • Australian owned consultancy
  • Strong company culture with excellent employee benefits

Did you know Team Nova is a Major Service Provider to the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) within the Australian Department of Defence? Comprised of Nova Systems, QinetiQ and PwC, Team Nova offers a true sovereign capability committed to growing the capacity of CASG and industry over the coming decade to deliver on the Integrated Investment Program. We've already commenced multiple long-term Integrated Work Packages in the following branches, and we look forward to being involved in many more in the near future.

  • Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Branch (ISREW)
  • Explosive Materiel Branch (EMB)
  • Communication Systems Branch
  • Aerospace Surveillance and Response Branch (ASR)
  • Air Training and Aviation Common System Program Office (ATACSPO)
  • Land Services Division (LSD)

About the opportunity:

We have immediate opportunities for Defence Project Managers to provide support across a number of Defence projects in Canberra. Our Project Managers work across Defence Aerospace, Communications, Maritime and Land programs supporting Government in delivering strategic capability for Australia.

What will you be involved in:

  • Overseeing all aspects of planning and implementation of project deliverables to support project objectives;
  • Development of Operational Concept Documents, Joint Capability Needs Statements, Project Execution Strategies, and other allied documents to support the Government project approval process;
  • Liaising with Project Managers and Engineers on Pre-Gate 2 projects;
  • Development of Government policy in support of acquisition, sustainment, and operation of key Defence capabilities.

What we would like from you:

  • Australian Citizen with potential to gain an AGSVA clearance essential;
  • Project Management qualifications or certification, or equivalent in years of experience;
  • Project Management experience across complex Defence projects;
  • A graduate of the Defence Capability Technology Management Program is highly regarded;
  • PMP or Prince2 certification highly regarded;
  • An understanding of the Defence Capability Lifecycle;
  • Project Pre-Gate 2 experience is desirable;
  • Experience within the CASG or ADF environments highly regarded;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and client management skills;
  • Be a team player with a can-do attitude.

What it's like to work with us:

As a professional services firm, we recognise that it's our people who are our greatest asset. At Nova we work on some pretty interesting, diverse and at times highly complex projects. We ensure employees have the opportunity to work in a unique environment that is fun and down-to-earth, while having the support to perform to the best of their ability in the safest possible manner.

We commit to giving all employees the opportunity to grow their skills, gain valuable experience and develop professionally. Everyone at Nova can expect open, direct communication from their leaders and peers. Everyone at Nova can expect to be rewarded for their efforts.

We commit to providing equal opportunities to all Novan's, and recognise that honesty, fairness, mutual respect and the responsible exercise of power are fundamental to achieving equity for all.

What you get beyond the pay cheque:

With a strong company culture and high retention rate, Nova Group has been recognised as one of "Top 50 best places to work" in Australia. In addition, Nova was recently ranked in the "Top 50 Most Innovative Companies".

  • Flexible working conditions;
  • Access to Defence Health, Travel and Life Insurance;
  • Annual 3-day Conference;
  • Personal and Professional Development Allowance and Leave;
  • Reserve Leave;
  • Loyalty Leave;
  • Purchased Leave;
  • Novated Leasing and Salary Sacrifice;
  • Serious Illness Leave;
  • Nova Employee Share Offer;
  • Mentoring Program;
  • Innovation Program;
  • Do you own a Safari Suit or Kaftan? Sense of humour required!

To apply, please click on the "apply now" button and submit your resume using the "upload resume" function in PDF Format (only).

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please call Serena in Nova's Talent Acquisition Team on (08) 8252 7100.

Nova Group does not accept any recruitment agency solicitations.

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