APS 6 – Contract Manager Job at Australian Government Department of Defence – in Garden Island NSW

$83,928 – $95,873 (plus Super)

Garden Island – NSW

The Role

The APS6 Contract Manager is accountable under broad direction to perform and achieve complex contract management work within an integrated workforce. They are accountable to ensure they have knowledge of and compliance with legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements.

An APS6 Contract Manager will work independently with the opportunity for reasonable autonomy and accountability for the achievement of outcomes of their work. They will exercise both initiative and judgement in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures. They will provide detailed contract management technical, professional and policy advice in relation to complex work and contribute to strategic planning, program and project management and policy development.

They will have a considerable level of stakeholder engagement and will liaise with stakeholders in relation to complex or difficult issues. They will be required to identify, anticipate and respond to stakeholders’ needs and expectations to achieve work unit and Defence outcomes. They will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development.

About our Team

The Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment and Commercial Auxiliary Systems Program Office (AORCASPO) is part of the Major Surface Ships Branch (MSS) within Maritime Systems Division (MSD) under the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG). We are a diverse workforce which includes Australian Defence Force personnel, Australian Public Servants and Defence Industry Partners.

The AORCASPO sustains a range of maritime capability, from the new replenishment oilers (AORs) to auxiliary commercial vessels. AOR HMS Ships Supply & Stalwart were built by Spanish shipbuilding company, Navantia. The vessels carry fuel, dry cargo, water, food, ammunition, equipment and spare parts in operational support for the deployed naval or combat forces operating far from the port on the high seas. In addition to replenishment, the ships can be used to combat against environmental pollution at sea, provide logistics support for the armed forces, and to support humanitarian operations and relief operations following a natural disaster. The auxiliary commercial vessels include maritime aviation and navigation training vessels, a border force protection cutter, as well as submarine search and rescue capabilities.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will be a team player with excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills and the ability to liaise with a broad range of stakeholders, including contractors, APS and ADF members. You will also have highly developed written communication skills. You will be someone who genuinely fosters a curiosity for innovative possibilities and an enthusiasm to learn and drive change in order to gain efficiencies. You will display an ability to learn rapidly and adapt quickly to changing complex situations and uncertainty. Finally, you will be comfortable and confident taking ownership of outcomes and leading tasks to completion and success.

This is a desk-based position involving computer use and working with others towards shared goals in a collaborative team environment. If you require further information please call the contact officer listed on the front of this Information Pack.

About the Company

Company: Australian Government Department of Defence –

Company Location:  Garden Island NSW

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