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Future Submarine Program - Cost Modellers

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Who We Are:

Downer Defence Systems provides a broad range of professional and managed services, asset sustainment and estate upkeep services to the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Defence Force and other government agencies.

Position Summary:

Downer Defence are currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Cost Modellers to support work in the Future Submarine Program (FSP). The FSP has been created with the intent of providing Australia with a regionally superior submarine capability, which will be built, operated and sustained by Australia. The positions will be Adelaide based and the expected date for the commencement of work is November 1st, 2020.

Responsibilities Of The Role:

  • Input to Ministerial Advice and Cabinet Submissions seeking government decisions on costing and budgets;
  • Presentation of Cost Modelling to independent reviewers and high-level decision-makers;
  • Articulation of the economic impact of the FSP across the full range of design and acquisition strategies under consideration;
  • Continued benchmarking to inform both the development of performance improvement arrangements in long-term partnering agreements, and to inform the use of productivity factors in cost forecasts;
  • Review and update of the current program cost management strategy, covering all aspects of cost control, including the management and analysis of risk provisions by prime contractors and CoA;
  • Reviewing and setting budgets, target costs, reserves and contingencies, and developing an understanding of program affordability;
  • Facilitating input and the analysis of various components of the FSP joint cost model; and
  • Mentoring and coaching of the APS Cost Modelling team.


Candidates must be Australian citizens with a minimum NV1 security clearance or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance prior to commencement of engagement. Applicants residing outside of Australia or non-citizens will not be considered.


To register your interest hit "Apply now" or contact Jason at for more details. 

(Please note: Downer does not accept applications via email)

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