Defence Project Management

I take control, I deal with conflict well and I’m calm under pressure. I communicate the short and long term goals well. I act and make decisions. I can motivate individuals to create team momentum. I understand the bottom line  and have worked in CASG. I strive for the perfect product in optimum time. I can communicate up and down the chain. I win over stakeholders and don’t introduce red herrings.

I get on with it and deliver. I’m a Defence Project Manager.


Time 2 – 5 weeks online

Date Available now

Cost Free for veterans


Project management is suited to SNCOs and Officers, or specialists who have strong leadership and managerial skills, enjoy working in a team environment and are goal orientated.


Potential Income: $118,000 – $176,000
Job Stability: Low
Barriers to Entry: Low
Current Employability: High
Future Employability: High
Locations: Canberra
Title(s): Defence Project Manager
Companies: All consultancies and Defence Primes

A Project Manager is responsible for the effective and efficient management of a project. A Project Manager will have the following;

– Work well under pressure and are comfortable with adapting in dynamic environments.

– The ability to shift readily between the “big picture” and the small-but-crucial details, knowing when and what the priority is.

– Build and enhance professional relationship skills needed to develop trust and communication among all of a project’s stakeholders.

– Ability to use various techniques and methods to collate interdependent activities into tasks and sub-tasks that are documented, monitored and controlled.

– Ability to adapt their approach to the context and constraints of each project, knowing that no “one size” can fit all the variety of projects.

– Ability to bring the best out in a team and develop individuals through teaching, and developing training through reviews at project completion.


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  • Procurement and contract management.
  • Promote the principles of risk management as applied to procurement projects, to identify and mitigate risk.
  • Implement effective governance arrangements to monitor provider, supplier and contractor performance against contracted deliverables and outcomes.
  • Implement effective stakeholder engagement and communications strategy for all stages of projects.
  • Represent the organisation in the resolution of complex/sensitive disputes with providers, suppliers and contractors.
  • Prepare the scope and business cases for more ambiguous or complex projects including cost and resource impacts.
  • Monitor the completion of projects and implement effective and rigorous project evaluation methodologies to inform future planning.
  • Develop effective strategies to remedy variances from project plans, and minimise impacts.
  • Manage transitions between project stages and ensure that changes are consistent with organisational goals.
  • Understand and utilise current project management technologies congruent to industry.
  • Understanding of systems engineering methodology.