Deputy Director - Futures
The key duties of the position include The EL 1 Deputy Director Futures - Materiel Assurance, reporting to the Director of the Naval Material Seaworthiness Assurance Agency holds a pivotal role in designing and conducting surveillance and assurance activities across all Navy project and acquisition programs. This position oversights a small team tasked to conduct and report on surveillance activities assessing conformance to Navy policy relating to the early stages of capability definition through to acquisition and delivery. This includes Navy acquisition projects, continuous ship building and future submarine programs.
Deputy Director Futures with the support of three staff contributes to project meetings (attended by a range of senior stakeholders), gives materiel advice and undertakes continuous risk based surveillance of Navy future project activities. The position is required to lead, undertake and achieve complex to very complex surveillance and assurance activities. The position incumbent is required to display an in-depth knowledge and understanding of compliance frameworks and legislation as it affects naval materiel and futures programs.
There will be a need to develop processes and strategies to undertake these assurance activities whilst engaging professionally with stakeholders during surveillance activities to obtain and provide assessments against identified materiel seaworthiness risks. The position must have an extensive understanding and ability to comply with changing legislation whilst developing collaborative stakeholder engagement. This position is located at Campbell Park, Canberra.
This role requires the occupant to undertake the following responsibilities: Provide leadership to the Materiel Assurance Futures team to achieve materiel seaworthiness assurance outcomes through the development of mission system risk profiles, as directed by the Director NMSwAA Develop, review and revise business rules as necessary to ensure NMSwAA meets current policy and/or legislation in relation to the assurance of materiel seaworthiness. Ensure the effective development, conduct and reporting of surveillance activities relating to Navy acquisition programs. Identify and recommend improvements to Navy materiel seaworthiness policy to ensure continuous improvements in mitigating seaworthiness risks.
This role requires the occupant to have the following capabilities: Highly developed verbal and written communication skills to logically convey thoughts and ideas. Strong communication skills to influence key stakeholders in order to achieve effective strategic outcomes. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to lead, manage, guide and develop staff effectively.