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Job ID
594503
Job Type
Full Time - Permanent
Location
Cairns
Categories
Information Technology, Project Management
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E. Australia Standard Time
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As Australia’s multi-disciplinary advisory and business partner of choice for clients in Defence, government and infrastructure, Downer Professional Services deliver complex things that matter. It's not always an easy task, but anything worthwhile seldom is. Great things are rarely accomplished alone. We’re building something remarkable. Now we just need you.

The Pacific Patrol Boat Systems Program Officer (PPBSPO) has a requirement to engage Configuration Officer (CO) to support the PPBSPO Engineering Manager.  

This role requires extensive experience in the utilisation and management of configuration management tools, preferably from a Defence maritime environment, to support activities that lead to high quality management of maritime configuration baselines.

The CO will be the lead configuration control subject matter expert within PPBSPO and responsible for the provision of configuration management advice to achieve outcomes in a dynamic and evolving Support System.

You will be expected to develop and maintain close working relationships with all relevant internal and external stakeholders including:

Internal

  • Pacific Maritime Security Program;
  • PPBSPO Engineering Section including handover to future APS6 Configuration Officer;
  • PPBSPO Sustainment Section; and
  • PPBSPO Director and Commercial Section.

External

  • PPBSPO In-service Support Contractor (PPBSPO ISSC);
  • Naval Materiel Seaworthiness Assurance Agency (NMSwAA);
  • Navy Technical Bureau, and Configuration Management Assurance Group Staff – Technical Support Network; and,
  • Directorate of Navy Engineering Policy, Publications & Programs.

 

The Configuration Officer will be required to:

  • Lead and manage maintenance of the PPBSPO Configuration Management Plan, associated Engineering Quality Management System (QMS) Plans and Work Instructions;
  • Support PPBSPO compliance with the intent of Defence Seaworthiness Management System (DSwMS), particularly the configuration aspects of:

i)         compliance of engineering change management activities with PPBSPO Plans and Procedures; and

ii)        compliance of the engineering change management program with the intent of DSwMS by the ISSC;

  • Assure PPBSPO Technical Support Network configuration management compliance;
  • Provide subject matter expert advice and effectively act as an Engineering Configuration Subject Matter Expert;
  • Provide Configuration Management services to the PPBSPO Sustainment Section; and
  • Provide specialist Configuration Management advice and directly support the Principal Engineer in his conduct of Design Acceptance Authority Representative activities in support of PPBSPO products.

Experience and Qualifications required:

  • Experience and qualifications in Technical - Configuration Management. The ability to provide subject matter expert advice and effectively act as a Level 2 Practitioner as required;
  • Effective communication and ability to write, engage, persuade and achieve effective outcomes at the executive level;
  • Contract Management acumen; and
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft applications including MS Word and Excel. Able to produce consistent documents based on agreed templates and ensure strict formats produced to a defined standard.

While some parts of this task may be delivered remotely (subject to agreement) the ability to delivered services in Cairns is preferred.

The Configuration Officer is required to complete mandatory Campus training courses during week one of engagement and provide OQE of successful completion.

You will need a minimum BASELINE level security clearance.

Deliverables:

  • Lead and manage maintenance of the PPBSPO Configuration Management Plan, associated Engineering Quality Management System (QMS) Plans and Work Instructions;
  • Support PPBSPO compliance with the intent of Defence Seaworthiness Management System (DSwMS), particularly the configuration aspects of:
  1. compliance of engineering change management activities with PPBSPO Plans and  procedures; and
  2.  compliance of the engineering change management program with the intent of DSwMS by the ISSC;
  • Assure PPBSPO Technical Support Network configuration management compliance;
  • Provide subject matter expert advice and effectively act as an Engineering Configuration Subject Matter Expert;
  • Provide Configuration Management services to the PPBSPO Sustainment Section; and
  • Provide specialist Configuration Management advice and directly support the Principal Engineer in his conduct of Design Acceptance Authority Representative activities in support of PPBSPO products.

 About Downer Professional Services 

Downer Professional Services is part of the Downer Defence business and are committed to providing fully integrated professional services and managed solutions primarily to the Australian Government. The combined footprint of Downer Professional Services and Spotless, makes Downer Defence one of the only sovereign, integrated services companies that has a whole of Defence Capability Lifecycle offering mindset. We are part of Downer Group, the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.  

Downer Professional Services is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. Accordingly, we encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including First Nations People and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 


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