Assistant production manager

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around AU$9.5 billion in 2018/19, we help customers improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within our four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 1000 talented people. Operating across aviation, marine, oil and gas, mining and construction, cyber security, defence, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy, we support our customers’ technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements.

A global solution being delivered locally.

Naval Ship Management (NSM) is a Joint Venture between Babcock and UGL and currently has an exciting newly created opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Assistant Production Manager to join our Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) program based in Garden Island NSW.

The role of the Assistant Production Manager (APM) is to support the Production Manager in safely delivering External Maintenance Availabilities (EMA) / Maintenance Window of Opportunity (MWO) and Defect Rectification Periods (DRP) on NSM contracted defence platforms. The APM will be responsible for overall subcontractor performance at Project level and will provide leadership to the Subcontractor Coordinators ensuring improvement initiatives are developed and recognised.

The Assistant Production Manager has a range of duties that include bit not limited to:

  • Lead the HSE drive for a “Safety First” Culture on Project

  • Mentor, Manage and provide leadership to Subcontractor Coordinators

  • Engagement of subcontractors to support the project requirements

  • Ensure Subcontractor task allocation is aligned to the NSM Procurement Policy

  • Assist in the evaluation of subcontractors’ variation claims and review estimates for emergent works ensuring Value for Money (VFM)

  • Provide continuous subcontractor data and performance reviews to all stakeholders

  • Management of Problem Identification Reports (PIR’s)

  • Identification and implementation of site service requirements for assigned projects

  • Identification and Management of Project Support Service Requirements for each assigned project

  • Develop a mobilisation plan. material requirements and project management plans for each assigned project

  • Identification of Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)/ Customer Furnished Equipment (CFE) delivery schedule

  • Manage Task Progress Completion Certificate (TPCC) process, including stakeholder requirements

  • Act as focal point in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with all stakeholders through each stage of the project

  • Provide information to the Production Manager for Integrated Project Team (IPT) meetings to ensure the impact of change and subsequent risks/benefits are understood and can be agreed, managed and communicated through each stage of the project

  • Review and approval of Purchase Orders up to the delegated value

  • Chair daily meetings for assigned projects

About You

This role will align with an experienced technical Supervisor or Manager that has a proven track record of delivery within a complex defence or technical engineering environment. You will ideally have supporting trade qualifications within a mechanical or electrical discipline and this will be supported by leadership and project management experience and/or qualifications. Additionally you have an excellent interpersonal, communications and stakeholder’s engagement skillset. You will be a confident team player that has a passion for identifying and driving change and enjoys working within a team environment but can also work autonomously as required. You will have exceptional time management and organisational experience coupled with an ability to prioritise, plan and organise your workload and timeframes with a strong attention to detail. Ideally, the successful candidate will have naval or defence experience and exposure to AMPS systems.

About us:

In return NSM offers a supportive and engaging environment where you have the opportunity to drive change and the autonomy to deliver operational excellence and best practice within a global organisation that has an enviable reputation for delivering excellence. Central to Babcock’s and NSM’s core values are those of health, safety and environment and diversity so if you would like to be part of an exciting and engaged team, then please register your interest via the ‘Apply Now” button below

Applicants must be eligible for an Australian Defence Security Clearance.

Babcock International Group


Posted: 04 December 2019

Location:  Campbelltown, NSW