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Junior Project Manager

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (AU)
Closing date
18 Feb 2022
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Job Details

The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.  We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.  We do this using our unique set of solutions, expertise and experience.

You will be involved in shaping, mobilising, planning and leading critical projects for key National Security, Defence and Telecommunications.

Role Summary

We’re looking to hire a junior project professional in to our project delivery team focusing on a diverse and ever-changing portfolio of projects within our National Security and Defence business areas based in Canberra.

As a junior project manager, you will be accountable for the management of lower risk projects (measured by complexity and value) and/or a portfolio of smaller projects spanning consulting, systems and product integration and software development.  You may also be supporting more senior project or programme managers delivering specific project work-packages and/or supporting day-to-day project delivery tasks.

 Role Responsibilities

 • Responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of projects within the portfolio
• Monitoring and reporting operational budgets, project profitability, staffing requirements, project resources, in-flight project change and inter-project dependencies and project risk
• Act as a point of contact for clients with day to day accountability for the service/solution being provided.
• Co-ordinate and grow relationships with key customer stakeholders and actively manages the client and sponsors expectations.
• Provide accurate cost and revenue forecasts at Project board reviews
• Assist in the development and review of proposals and bids for clients and projects within the business area
• Demonstrate excellent influencing skills and fully manages difficult situations with clients, take ownership of customer satisfaction.
• Co-ordination of project closures, lessons learned, knowledge capture and next-step actions across the portfolio of projects, so that plans and business cases can be established for the next iteration of business change.

Essential Requirements

 • Working towards or holding professional PM certification (e.g. PMP)

• Have minimum 1-3 years of formal Project Management/PMO experience ideally within a professional services or software/technology based industry
• Clear communications skills and must feel comfortable presenting in front of Customers on a professional level
• Able to multitask and handle multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to a fast pace environment
• Hold and maintain Australian government security clearance at NV2
• Available to travel interstate when required

Life at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence 

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance wellbeing.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Division overview: Government

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Government contracts are an area we have many decades of experience in. Our Government business unit houses four of our critical client groups: UK National Security, Global National Security, defence and central government. Government and key infrastructure networks are critical targets to defend as the effects of these networks being breached can be devastating.

As a member of the Government business unit, you will defend the connected world and ensure the protection of nations. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Launched in 2022, Digital Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, and has a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses around the world from advanced threats.

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