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P-8 Contract Manager

Department of Defence

APS Level 6

$80,669.00 - $92,150.00 (plus super)

Edinburgh, SA


The Surveillance and Response Systems Program Office (SRSPO) ensures the availability and performance of highly complex surveillance and response aircraft and related systems for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). This includes the new P-8A Poseidon aircraft fleet. We are also the sustainment managers for the P-3 (EW) aircraft fleet and the Aeronautical Life Support Equipment (ALSE) that is used on all air vehicles operated by the RAAF, Navy and Army.


In the near future we will support the Triton, an unmanned high altitude long endurance aircraft. At SRSPO we are passionate about working with our stakeholders and industry partners to ensure that the necessary acquisition, sustainment and regulatory requirements are fulfilled so that these critical aviation capabilities can achieve the Department of Defence’s strategic and operational objectives. We are also passionate about providing an inclusive, team based workplace that supports flexible work arrangements and employee wellbeing.


As a Contract Manager at SRSPO you will have the opportunity to diversify your experience across sustainment and acquisition activities and a range of aviation capabilities. We are seeking a very capable Contract Manager with strong stakeholder engagement skills to join a team which directly supports the sustainment of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft fleet (P-8). The P-8 is sustained through a Cooperative Program arrangement with the US Navy and commercial arrangements with Australian Industry for the provision of local sustainment services.


In this role you will be responsible for a providing a range of contract management functions to ensure the performance of the P-8 In-service Support Contract (ISSC). You may also perform procurement and budget management activities related to the US Navy’s provision of P-8 sustainment services to Australia. In the near future the position will be responsible for managing the ISSC’s successor, the P-8 through Life Support Contract. You will also assist SRSPO’s Commercial specialist to implement and manage SRSPO’s commercial strategies and governance framework.


Application Closing Date: 30 August 2019


For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/03072/19 on

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Date Posted
15 Aug 2019
14 Oct 2019
Edinburgh SA 5111
Reference Code
Federal Government
Pay Description
$80,669.00 - $92,150.00 (plus super)

Job Type
Full Time
Contract Type
Work Mode
Standard/Business Hours
Work Authorisation
Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident

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