Nov 09, 2023

Program Controls Manager, WAMA

  • Babcock
  • Rockingham WA 6168, Australia

Job Description

  • Implement and manage program wide control procedures
  • Defence industry – WAMA Alliance
  • Significant program performance and reporting role

About you

You will be a competent and experienced program controls manager, with relevant project experience contributing to leadership, strategy and delivery of a complex sustainment organisation, preferably within Defence and/ or maritime disciplines.


You will be an exceptional leader with negotiation and communication skills that are second to none. You will promote a strong and balanced organisational culture driven by clear and cohesive engagement.


About the role

Reporting to the Program Delivery Director WAMA (Warship Asset Management Agreement), you will have overall responsibility for implementing and managing program wide control procedures for Babcock within the WAMA Alliance, and lead operational tasks in the areas of cost, schedule and document control in order to meet program performance objectives and all associated reporting.


You will promote a performance driven and cohesive Alliance culture, delivering value for money outcomes and develop and implement further business strategy in pivotal areas of our business.


Your leadership skills will see you engage and foster a continuous improvement culture whilst delivering accurate budgetary and financial reporting, meeting or exceeding the Alliance targets.


This role is based in Henderson, Western Australia.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Australian Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain Defence Security Clearance as per AGSVA requirements
  • Extensive recent and relevant experience in a program control / project management role within a large complex (preferably sustainment) organisation
  • Demonstrated capability in leading transformational change and risk-based decision making
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Navy Technical Support Network preferred
  • White Card (Construction Induction Card)

Your future at Babcock – what we offer you

  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility;
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver.

Who we are
Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:

  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.

So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

To learn more about us visit


We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain an appropriate level of Defence Security Clearance for the role, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.


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