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Subcontract Delivery Manager

Industry Sector: Construction inc Facilities Management
Job Function: Project Management
Position Type: Permanent
Location: Adelaide - Metro
Closing Date: 25/02/2019
Ref. No.: 121630

• Global $3.6 Billion, 12yr Australian Defence force naval shipbuilding project
• German engineering and manufacturing company establishing in Australia
• Opportunity to get in at the start and make your mark!

Our client Lürssen is a family owned company with over 140 years of shipbuilding expertise, and a global leader in design and construction of ships for commercial and defence purposes. In May 2017, in pursuit of the SEA 1180 contract and regional export opportunities, Lürssen founded a subsidiary company, Lürssen Australia. The company will support Australia’s national sovereign shipbuilding strategy and operates from the Australian Marine Complex in Adelaide, South Australia.
The SDM manages the relationship with specified subcontractors during the execution phase of the subcontract and is the primary point of contact with the subcontractor for all matters (e.g. contractual, technical, quality). He develops strong and productive relationships with subcontractor and with the project team to ensure that the subcontract requirements can be effectively delivered at minimum, and that on completion, the subcontract is formally closed after all outstanding actions and issues have been concluded.

The role will be based in Adelaide and later in Perth.

Tasks and responsibilities:
• Coordinates internal stakeholders to establish necessary processes to underpin successful achievement of the Project and Technical/Product requirements.
• Ensures that agreed delivery schedules with the Subcontractor (supported by sound resource management plans) are met, using key performance measurements to assure conforming de-liveries and to identify improvements and ensuring that he/she provides timely, clear and cor-rect guidance and advice to subcontractors where required.
• Establishes and chairs regular progress and senior review meetings with the subcontractors to monitor their progress, risks and issues. Proactively manage the subcontractor(s) and ensure that a no surprise culture is embedded from the start so that mitigating actions can be taken quickly to avoid potential delay to delivery.
• Prepares regular progress reports in a timely manner for the senior leadership team ensuring that all information is accurate and that all risks have mitigating actions identified. Progress reports are compiled and aligned with the Business reporting cycle.
• Needs a strong understanding of contract management requiring to be first point of contact for all contractual differences and resolves any minor matters that do not need escalation through to sourcing and/or contract management.
• Actively manages the claims.
• Elaborates and updates the corresponding EVM reporting on a monthly basis.

• Engineering Degree or Master in Business Administration degree.
• Practical experience on project management and EVM.
• Strong and long-lasting (5 years+) experience in Sub-project and subcontract management.
• Good communication skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
• Strong negotiation skills.
• Decision making and problem solving.

Please apply online or contact Ivan Vujicic for a confidential discussion.

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For further information regarding this position please contact Ivan Vujicic at or by phoning on +61 8 9481 2424

Please quote reference number: 121630 in all correspondence.

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