Defence Capability and Acquisition Programs, WA - Downer Defence Services

Location: Canberra Posted Date: March 25, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 568975 Careermine Job Id: 1839296
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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.

Downer Defence Systems, combining the footprint and capability of Downer and Spotless, is one of the only integrated services companies that has a whole of Defence Capability Life Cycle offering and mindset. Our Sovereign Industry Capability delivers to the needs of Defence, National Security organisations, the major Primes and other government agencies.

As an ADM Top 10 Defence Contractor, we are a proven and trusted long-term partner, committed to diversity and inclusiveness and to growing Australia's Defence industry with the participation of Small to Medium Enterprises.


Downer Defence Systems seek experienced Defence Project, Capability and Acquisition specialists in Western Australia (WA) as we enhance our support to Defence programs (current and future) across project management, warfighter/ platform capability and acquisition, costing/analytics, ILS, project scheduling, risk and governance best practice methodologies, etc. Initial preference will be given to individuals with a Defence LAND OR MARITIME projects background.

Positions Required

Downer Defence Systems is currently seeking experienced individuals with one or more of the following skill sets:
  • Project capability and acquisition management - including scheduling, planning, Capability LifeCycle (CLC) and project sustainment (including costing)
  • Contents management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • ILS and Asset Management/etc
  • Configuration management
  • Maintenance scheduling, management
  • Maritime (Navy) experience
  • RAM/ Maritime Systems Engineering
  • Commercial and procurement management

Experience/Skills Sought

Successful candidates will ideally possess the following:
    • Qualifications/certifications in respective disciplines.
    • Experience and familiarity with Defence projects, acquisition activities and capability planning.
    • Experience and familiarity with the Defence Capability Life Cycle.
    • Technical knowledge of military systems.

About You

    • An experienced project professional who is looking to develop their career in a prominent professional services business.
    • Understanding & practical experience working within major/ minor Defence projects, quality assurance, business improvement and risk management process and practices to deliver effective client solutions and outcomes.
    • Experience in building trusted & valued relationships with project team members, customers & partners.
    • Ideally hold a security clearance of NV1 or greater (or the ability to obtain security clearance).

What We Offer

    • A diverse and challenging work environment.
    • A growing business where opportunities are great.
    • A great team where you are empowered to lead.
    • Referral bonuses.
    • Leave Purchases.
    • Access to monthly Professional Development Sessions (including specialist forums).


Candidates must be Australian citizens and hold a minimum Australian Government NV1 Security Clearance prior to commencement of engagement. Applicants residing outside of Australia or non-citizens will not be considered.

To apply please click " Apply For This Job " or contact Chris @ 0437 243 994 for further details.