Contractor Manager

ASC is Australias only established sovereign submarine company. Our team of leading, submarine platform engineers, trades and professionals are committed to the delivery of an agile and potent submarine capability for the Royal Australian Navy.

About the Opportunity

The Contractor Manager is an operational role, reporting into the Head of Operations Support and will be responsible for ensuring all Contractors working within the Operations function who work on ASC sites are suitably trained, competent and authorised to perform their Scope of Works with the appropriate level of supervision. This role is heavily reliant on the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with the onsite Contractor representatives at all working levels. These relationships will focus on driving improved efficiency & effectiveness of Contractors, identify and drive improvements in both safety, cost and schedule performance. This role will be a key interface between the project management and supply departments and will work closely with the Production and Boat teams within operations to ensure contract scope is clearly identified and performance KPIs are met.

This opportunity is a 12 month fixed term contract, based in Osborne, SA.
About you

We are looking for a highly driven and motivated individual who demonstrates positive cultural behaviours that are consistent with our PRIDE values. Our ideal candidate will have a strategic vision and ability to see the big picture to achieve positive business and customer focused outcomes. As ASC has a very big approach to working collaboratively, the suitable candidate must demonstrate an ability to work in a collaborative manner with local and interstate team members.


Set clear safety expectations with onsite Contractors and Champion the PROTECT value through strong Safety Leadership behaviours
Ensure the Service Provider Contractors remain compliant with Security Policies, Procedures and relevant Legislation
Promote ASCs PRIDE Values through your own behaviours and foster a culture that facilitates high performance
Support the development of contract Scope of Work. Input to be sought from relevant functional departments for example: Engineering, Planning, Scheduling, Production, Facilities and WHS&E
Represent ASC as Key Business Stakeholder, collaborating on Market/Tender Activities for major Service Providers
Ensure impact to the business from Transition of Service Contracts from Incumbent to New Providers is minimized
Ensure Contractors are suitably Trained, Competent and Authorised to perform their Scope of Works
Be accountable for the implementation and execution of the contract and ensuring the right level of supervision has been assigned
Champion Innovation & Lessons Learnt from Service Providers and drive the ASC Business to implement change to capture value.
Assign duties to the Operations Contract Coordinator and Superintendents as appropriate
Be the assigned ASC site representative for Contractors to liaise with
Indirectly supervise Contractors and their performance

Desirable competencies and experiences

Tertiary qualification in engineering, business or other relevant discipline
At least 4 years of experience in operations leadership roles (preferably within defence)
Senior Operational Experience (Heavy Industry and /or Defence)
Establishing and maintaining strong client relationships
Commercial awareness and financial literacy
Contractual development, negotiation and ongoing contract management
Leading high performing operations teams in complex environments
Managing multi-disciplined resources
High level conceptual, analytical and decision making skills with the ability to interpret (both ASC and customer) social, political and operating environments
High level problem solving that materially affects the value, viability and profitability of ASC
Implementation of Learn or continuous improvement methodologies
Ability to influence and lead change

Eligibility and Requirements

The successful candidate must provide ASC with a current National Police Clearance prior as well as be eligible for an Australian Defence Security Clearance, part of this eligibility requirement includes Australian Citizenship. Access protected US Defence Technology will be taken into account in assessing an applicant's suitability for this role.

ASC also requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people. If you are applying for a role atASCplease consider this new requirement when submitting your application. ASC will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.
About our offer

We offer more than just a challenging and rewarding career. We have put together a range of programs, initiatives and benefits that help empower our employees to reach their personal and professional goals to ensure their career with us is both challenging and rewarding.

Staff training and leadership development programs
Additional 2 weeks of leave
Paid parental leave
Salary sacrificing options
Paid defence reservist leave
Flexible working arrangements
Onsite cafeteria & parking
Access to our onsite gym and wellbeing programs
Annual Flu vaccinations and onsite health centre
south australia, SA, AU