Job Details
  • Reference402797A_1672699385
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a Benefits Manager on a contract for 22 months.

Position Overview

The Benefits Manager is required to assist and quality control the identification and planning of benefits as activities and capability effects are recognised in accordance with a Program structure and industry best practice. The Benefits Manager will set the source and benefits measurement framework which will be measured in conjunction with the SO1 Capability Development through regular benefits audits. The Benefits Manager will also work with SO1 Capability Sustainment to confirm the realisation of benefits or adjustments that are required. They will prepare reports for relevant committees, user forums, and government briefings. The Benefits Manager will also be responsible for periodically reviewing the prioritisation and benefits framework to ensure currency and drawing any macro observations of benefits trends. This cycle, managed by the Benefits Manager, will support rapid, agile, and continual feedback to ensure the future tranches address the needs and gaps of the current force and are implemented. The Benefits Manager works to the SO1 Capability Assessment.

The following describes the duty statement and requirements of the Benefits Manager:

  • Be conversant in relevant strategic guidance specific to the Land C4 Program.
  • Understanding of the Land C4 Capability System (major component parts) that would enable a broad outline of benefits. These component parts are the department Information Environment, Battle Management System, Battlefield telecommunications Network and Tactical Communications Network.
  • Ability to refine the land C4 approach to benefits through the integration of capability benefits planning and realisation into our business processes.
  • Be able to clearly identify outputs, outcomes and benefits for the Program as it undertakes approved activities. In the department context these benefits are generally identified as Program outcomes that provide:
    • new capability effects - the application of a capability in the environment and for the period for which it was designed (effectiveness)
    • improved capability effects (effectiveness)
    • a decrease in resources, cost, time or effort required to deliver a capability outcome or operational effect (efficiency)
  • Advise on how to measure the achievement of benefits. Noting that KPIs, metrics and measurements quantify the level of required capability, preparedness and performance, while benefits describe why that is of value.
  • Conduct user engagement as required in order to refine requirements and understand user perspectives.
  • Support the development of artefacts for progression of capability options. Including Benefits management plans and aligning committee documentation language to generate consistent messaging on outcomes and benefits being sought by the Program.
  • Consult and coordinate with key staff within Land C4 to ensure alignment of overall LC4 Capability Program knowledge.
  • Support a continuous improvement culture within the Program through recommendation of changes to processes and procedures that enable more effective and efficient progression of outcomes.
  • Guide the process of prioritising tasks and investment, aligned to the benefit the organisation seeks to achieve.

Skillset and Experience Requirements

The following essential skills, experience and attributes are sought for Level 3 Benefits Manager:

Skills and experience required:

  • Demonstrated ability to engage with department's stakeholders including ADF, APS and contractors.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce documentation to support department processes.
  • Ability to understand business processes and build supporting information tools and processes.
  • Ability to interpret and apply strategic guidance into capability narratives, specific to 'benefits to be realised'.

The following desirable skills and backgrounds are sought for Level 3 personnel (to different levels depending on the specific tasks):

  • Additional qualifications or practical experience outside of their immediate field of expertise. Additional skills in project/program management, systems engineering, communications, business management, or information technology backgrounds are valued. These will assist in translating user needs, participating in vendor led discussions and developing options such as addressing schedule, cost and quality analysis for acquisition and sustainment investment decisions.
  • Understanding of Joint and domain-specific staff processes within operational and tactical level headquarters. This offers potential for increased effectiveness through ADF engagement and the translation of requirements and priorities for product sustainment and LC4 Program acquisition.
  • Knowledge or experience working in the Defence Capability Lifecycle process, governance structures, and committee processes.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.