First listed on: 06 August 2020
Combat System Director 

Executive Level 2
$118,376 - $142,087 (plus super)
Dudley Park, SA

The Role

Deliver a Combat System (CS) to the Mission System (MS) Director in line with the defined functional accountability. This includes managing and adjusting integration requirements to ensure the CS works seamlessly within the broader MS.

  • Develop, maintain and measure performance against a CS Strategy and plan to ensure Program Strategic Objectives are met via iterative development and integration of the CS.
  • Manage CS budget to ensure capability realisation IAW the Operating Cash Flow and Operating Support Intent through a cost model reported to the Business Director.
  • Manage CS risks, issues and mitigations via reporting to Program Management Director.
  • Manage the CS component of design program using the ‘triumvirate’ of the Design Management Meeting, Design Integrate Project Teams and Points of Contact, working closely with Functional and Project Directors to support coherent delivery of the capability.
  • Manage contracts referring to the Business Director and MS Director for guidance and approval on contract changes.

About The Team

The Australian Government is laying the foundations for a nationwide naval shipbuilding enterprise to support the implementation of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan. The Plan outlines the Australian Government’s vision for the Australian naval shipbuilding enterprise and the significant investment required in coming decades. Submarines are a unique Defence capability and play an essential role in supporting Australia's maritime security, and your work within the program, by engaging with Navy and Industry suppliers will ensure that Navy has an enduring and potent Submarine capability.

In addition to being involved in building Australia’s future naval fleet, at FSP, you will enjoy Australian Public Service conditions which include an attractive salary package and flexible, family-friendly working arrangements. Our staff have access to flexible working hours with opportunities for part-time and home-based work. Defence provides a superannuation contribution of 15.4 per cent, higher than most industries, with the opportunity for you to make additional personal contributions.

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Our Ideal Candidate

We seek an outcome focused Project Director with extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge of project management in a highly complex, large scale program and functional experience with Combat Systems in a Maritime environment. A collaborative approach to stakeholder engagement, with flexibility to respond to the changing context and shifting priorities of the program are crucial. Dynamic leadership will provide direction and empowerment, ensuring your people understand and execute their role in alignment with Program Strategic Objectives within the context of Defence strategic direction.

Application Closing Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/03391/20 on


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