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Project Manager

Brisbane, Queensland Job ID SAS20221406-84038
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Spec, Project Management
Job Location: Australia-Queensland-Brisbane
Job Code: SAS20221406-84038

Located at Eight Mile Plains, with modern offices and high-tech manufacturing facilities, L3Harris is an electronics manufacturing company at the forefront of technological innovation. Our high-quality products are used in the most demanding of applications, primarily in the Defence Sector where we serve customers worldwide. L3Harris is proud of our hard fought for reputation for quality and reliability.

Our strategy for growth requires a driven team that delivers quality design, engineering and manufacturing products in full and on time, instilling every customer with confidence from design to through-life support.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead our flagship ASDEFCON Project which started in January 2022. Due to the sensitive nature of the technology involved it is not possible to put detail in this advert, but should you be successful in getting to interview, you will find an interesting technology project with a substantial budget and a product roadmap that continues well into the future.

As part of the PMO Functional team you will report to the Program Director with the sole responsibility for the successful delivery of this key Project. The Project will include the usual ASDEFCON PM, engineering and ILS requirements with a team built to match the required outputs. You will be responsible for the delivery of the Project but will necessarily work in a partnership with the Project Engineering and ILS Managers to lead and manage the team through the design and delivery process. The PM will have responsibility for the effective management and accurate reporting and forecasting of project resources, project risks and costs. The PM will also have the majority of the responsibility for stakeholder management including the most critical stakeholder – the Customer. With a period of performance of over three years including an opportunity to get in at the start of a project and shape it, this role has the potential for the right PM to make it their own as a full time salaried employee in a Company that is growing.

The successful candidate will have formal project management qualifications and demonstrated experience in delivering in an ASDEFCON environment. The successful candidate will be supported by a Project Controls team but must have a good knowledge of Earned Value Management. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience and good judgement in the usual project support functions such as contracts, A&F and procurement where you will be required to listen to advice, work with the team and make decisions across a variety of challenges. The key responsibilities and selection criteria are listed below:

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure successful and timely delivery of the project requirements in accordance with the Contract and agreed Project Management Plan (PMP).
  • Lead the allocated team in accordance with the PMP and Company policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring and controlling project cost and schedule performance.
  • Actively managing project risks including sponsoring the project risk register which will include clear mitigation plans.
  • Produce project management reports (weekly and monthly updates as well as the usual adhoc status/stand up type of reports).
  • Work closely with the Account Manager on customer satisfaction and growth opportunities.

Selection Criteria

  • Essential
    • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a Project Manager role managing complex projects in the Defence environment.
    • Demonstrated experience of working in ASDEFCON Projects involving engineering design.
    • Demonstrated experience of leading an allocated project team.
    • Demonstrated experience of working with a Commonwealth customer.
    • Demonstrated financial and schedule management experience of multi-million dollar projects.
    • Demonstrated competence in written and verbal communication.
    • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
    • Project Management qualification.
  • Preferable
    • Familiarity with electronic technology projects.
    • Familiarity with manufacturing businesses.
    • Familiarity in working with overseas suppliers and parent companies.
    • Ability to travel interstate to customer and supplier meetings.

Security Requirements

Candidates will be required to obtain and maintain an Australian Government security clearance as a condition of their employment.

Candidates will only be considered for a position at L3 Harris Technologies if they are eligible to hold a security clearance.

A NEGATIVE VETTING LEVEL ONE (NV1) security clearance is required for this position. Candidates must be an Australian citizen and have a checkable background of at least 10 years. A current NV1 security clearance is highly desirable

Further information on security clearance eligibility requirements can be found on the AGSVA website


  • Flexible working options
  • On-site parking
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Health and Wealth Benefits
  • Learning and development
  • Supportive and friendly working environment
  • Global opportunities

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