Project Support Officer

Edinburgh Parks
March 28, 2024
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We’re building a reputation as the place to be in Defence. With strong local management, sound investment and a fresh approach, we’re on an exciting trajectory and building unique capability.  Leveraging the kind of leading edge US capabilities and technology most can only imagine, our close-knit 800 strong team is busy delivering World-leading solutions to safeguard Australia’s future. And, together, we’re growing a business where everyone contributes and everyone matters.

Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) provides real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) over vast ocean and coastal regions. The aircraft can fly for more than 24 hours at a time, at an altitude above 55,000 feet and an operational range of 8,200 nautical miles. Australia is a cooperative program partner in the Triton program which consists of the US Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Northrop Grumman.

Your Role

As our Project Support Officer for the Triton Program, each day is an opportunity to contribute significantly to our project’s success. You’ll be responsible for organising and maintaining crucial project documentation, making it clear and accessible for all team members. Handling meeting coordination, you’ll set the stage for effective discussions and strategic planning. Your expertise in developing project plans and schedules will be essential in keeping us on course and aligned with the program’s strategic objectives.

Your role goes beyond routine tasks. You’ll proactively identify and manage project risks and issues, ensuring we’re always prepared for the unforeseen. Clear and effective communication is key in your role – you’re the vital link between our team and stakeholders, fostering understanding and collaboration. Managing resources, overseeing budgets, and ensuring compliance are also part of your responsibilities. In this role, you’ll do more than follow processes; you’ll be instrumental in propelling our project towards its goals, making a direct impact under the leadership of the Deputy Program Manager.

As this role is supporting the program across multiple sites, we are open to considering the Project Support Officer being based in Tindal, Northern Territory or Edinburgh, South Australia.

About You

We’re seeking someone with project support experience, preferably in the defence sector, who is proficient in Microsoft Office and possesses strong communication and organisational skills. A diploma or equivalent qualification in project management would be advantageous, but not essential. What’s most important is your capability to excel in a fast-paced environment, applying both diligence and creativity in your work. You won’t just be carrying out tasks; you’ll be a central figure in a team dedicated to achieving excellence in every endeavour. Your ability to manage complex project details and effectively collaborate with a diverse team is crucial to our shared success.

Furthermore, your capability to obtain and maintain an AGSVA security clearance is essential. This role is an opportunity for someone who is not just looking for a job but a chance to be a key player in a vital, fast-paced project.

What we Offer:

Whatever your role, life stage or background, you can shape your career here in your way with highly challenging work, great colleagues and career development, plus a range of flexible benefits and working patterns.

  • Professional Development – further education, leadership development, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training
  • Options for flexible & hybrid work including 9 day fortnight
  • Purchased annual leave
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Volunteer Leave
  • Health & Wellbeing program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Everyone Matters

Doing the Right Thing and Sharing Success are two values underpinning how we behave at Northrop Grumman. Here, everyone matters and we proudly encourage individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply to join our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, you must be an Australian Citizen. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role. You will also need to satisfy pre-employment drug & alcohol testing, police checks and employment screening verification.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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