Asset Performance and Optimisation Manager

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around AU$9.5 billion in 2018/19, we help customers improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within our four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 850 talented people. Operating across aviation, marine, oil and gas, mining and construction, cyber security, defence, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy, we support our customers’ technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements.

A global solution being delivered locally.

Naval Ship Management (NSM) is a Joint Venture between Babcock and UGL and currently has an exciting newly created opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Asset Performance and Optimisation Manager to join NSM based in Sydney.

The Asset Performance and Optimisation Manager is responsible for the delivery of Asset Management services, with a focus on asset performance and optimisation activities, required to meet the requirements of the LHD Asset Class Principal Contractor (ACPC) Support Contract that optimises the delivery of long-term material seaworthy warships and associated support infrastructure to the Commonwealth. Duties are conducted within the constraints of the available budget while supporting the collective strategic objectives of the participant stakeholders.


Key responsibilities for this position include:

Asset Management

  • Develop, integrate and maintain the Asset Management System

  • Ensure the Asset Management System is maintained to a level necessary to comply with relevant ISO 5500 Standards and meet the desired asset outcomes including costs, availability and long-term through-life performance capability;

  • Develop, deliver, and update Management Plans and associated documentation as required

  • Champion the development and implementation of the Asset Management Training Plan for the enterprise to ensure a robust and effective Asset Management culture is developed and maintained

  • Maintain an Asset Management competency framework across LHD ACPC;

  • Ensure NSM holds the appropriate level of expertise, competency and delegation (both NSM’s and the customer’s) to deliver Asset Management services;

  • Maintain, promote and enforce standards and procedures for control and quality;

  • Ensure that Asset Management services are reported and delivered in accordance with the documented requirements

  • Responsibility for the quality, safety and timeliness of Asset Management services; including those provided by 3rd parties.

Asset Performance and Optimisation

  • Management responsibility for Asset Performance and Optimisation personnel within the team;

  • Analyse, interrogate, manipulate and report asset data in accordance with Program and Defence reporting requirements.

  • Monitor LHD Assets operational and support performance.

  • Lead on operational and support modelling.

  • Provide cost data, analysis, modelling, forecasting and reporting through a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model.

  • Seek to continually reduce the overall cost of ownership through optimisation activities while maintaining the required levels of capability and availability;

  • Lead the preparation of business cases for Commonwealth consideration of options to manage asset optimisation outcomes.


About You

This role will align with an experienced degree qualified Asset Management professional that ideally has a proven track record of delivery within a complex marine engineering environment and possess excellent interpersonal and analytical skills. Additionally you will be a confident team player that has a passion for identifying and driving improvement activities and enjoys working within a team environment but can also work autonomously as required. You will have exceptional time management and organisational experience coupled with an ability to prioritise, plan and organise your workload and timeframes with a strong attention to detail. The successful candidate will have high-level computer skills and a proven ability to adapt and learn new systems and processes quickly. Previous experience with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and/or the Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) will be highly regarded.

About Us

In return NSM offers a supportive and engaging environment where you have the opportunity to drive change and the autonomy to deliver operational excellence and best practice within a global organisation that has an enviable reputation for delivering excellence. Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety and environment and diversity so if you would like to be part of an exciting and engaged team, then please register your interest via the ‘Apply Now” button below

Applicants must be eligible for an Australian Defence Security Clearance.


Job no: GKAP91450

Location: Garden Island - NSW

Closing Date: Thursday, 26 September 2019