Defence Opportunities, Australia

  • Multiple positions across Procurement and Project Management 
  • Procurement Specialists with a commercial writing focus Melbourne or Canberra
  • Mid-level Project Managers with a focus on technology Canberra based

As we move into 2020, we have some exciting new opportunities within Defence in both Melbourne and Canberra. We have opportunities for Project Management and Procurement professionals offering variety, challenge & learning as you collaborate with colleagues & clients to develop solutions & influence change.

ArcBlue Defence is a specialist business unit focusing on Australian Defence procurement, project management and contracting.

Become part of the #ArcBlueCrew to access support from the wide ArcBlue network, leverage our tools and methodologies and work within a collaborative and authentic culture. We look for solutions-focused professionals who align with our culture and values. 

About the Opportunities

We have live opportunities in the Defence Sector and are inviting you to apply for our Project Management and Procurement opportunities. These roles not suitable? Don’t worry; you can register your interest with us for other opportunities by sending your resume to deborah.hein@arcblue.com.au.

3 x Project Management Opportunities, Canberra

Multiple opportunities for Project Managers in Canberra. These exciting opportunities support key project delivery with a communications and ICT system focus, working with a range of key stakeholders and the Project Lead. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide strategic business advice to Defence Sector management
  • Design & develop business improvement strategies
  • Lead commercial arrangement strategies & contracting methods in complex projects
  • Project management

Key Requirements

  • Defence Sector experience strongly preferred but not essential
  • Baseline Security clearance with the ability to obtain Negative Vet 1 security clearance essential
  • To meet Commonwealth security requirements, candidates must be Australian Citizens
  • Must be a qualified practitioner with specific qualifications or industry training
  • Experience with major capital acquisition projects or complex ICT
  • Experience using online document management systems (Objective)
  • Positive attitude with enthusiasm, team orientation & strong commercial acumen
  • Ability to work on simultaneous multiple projects
  • Must excel in collaboration, facilitation & stakeholder management
  • Deep respect for public probity & ethical standards

5 x Procurement Specialist Opportunities – Melbourne and Canberra

These procurement opportunities will see you supporting stages in the end to end acquisition process including drafting of procurement documentation, conducting risk assessments, producing evaluation reports and working through the negotiation process and seeking approval of submissions.

Specific roles include: 

  • Drafting strategic procurement documentation for tendering and contracts 
  • Drafting commercial and procurement documents including risk assessments, market engagement documentation, evaluation plans and reports and outcome reports 

Key requirements

  • Procurement and Contract Management experience in a public sector environment
  • Defence Sector experience strongly preferred 
  • Experience with ASDEFCON suite of tendering & contracting templates preferred
  • Baseline Security clearance with the ability to obtain Negative Vet 1 security clearance essential
  • To meet Commonwealth security requirements, candidates must be Australian Citizens
  • Must be a qualified practitioner with specific qualifications or industry training
  • Experience producing high-quality procurement documentation 
  • Experience with major capital acquisition projects 
  • Strong technical skills in procurement or related fields
  • Positive attitude with enthusiasm, team orientation & strong commercial acumen
  • Ability to work on simultaneous multiple projects
  • Must excel in collaboration, facilitation & stakeholder management
  • Deep respect for public probity & ethical standards

Our Offer to You

  • The ArcBlue team brings a reputable passion & professionalism to client engagements
  • A range of exciting major projects, leveraging extensive national corporate memory
  • Opportunities to join our small and uniquely collaborative culture on a full time or part time basis
  • Employee or contracting opportunities, salaried or pre-approved day rates
  • Possibility to contribute to & gain experience from a variety of projects
  • Ongoing national opportunities

About ArcBlue Defence

ArcBlue Defence is led by Deborah Hein and Steve Gillis. We are a panellist on the new Defence Support Services (DSS) Panel for the Department of Defence Capability, Acquisition & Sustainment Group (CASG), who have the challenge of purchasing $200bn of new military equipment for the ADF over the next ten years.

If you are interested in working in Defence procurement and contracting and don’t know much about it please go to Defence Procurement and familiarise yourself with how Defence does business, it will assist you in determining if Defence procurement is for you.  If you’ve not worked in the Defence environment for some time please take a moment to update yourself to the contemporary practices that Defence have implemented over the past few years.

CASG is seeking more support from industry & has committed to supplementing a percentage of its consulting needs from SME sized consultancy firms on the new DSS Panel, through the Major Service Providers. This has been deemed critical to help achieve the First Principles Review recommendations, & to help drive better value for money with more sustainable outcomes.

ArcBlue Defence has a direct commercial relationship with the four MSP’s

KEY  | Downer  | Jacobs |  NOVA

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the above criteria. For further information regarding these positions please email georgia.reeks@arcblue.com.au and deborah.hein@arcblue.com.auFor a confidential discussion please feel free to reach out to Deborah on 0431 372 976 during business hours.

Previous applicants need not apply – thank you.

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