Job Details
  • Reference398820A_1663737938
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted4 days ago
  • ConsultantSharrane Martin

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 Project Support Officer on a contract for 24 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

Scope of Task:

  • This proposal seeks to engage an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Discipline Specialist to fulfil one (1) LNIC Interim Battle Management System (iBMS) Project Support Officer position.
  • The Commonwealth requires the services of a LNIC iBMS Project Support Officer to support the iBMS Project Manager to deliver the project within a tight timeframe.
  • The position is primarily a project support role with responsibility for assisting the iBMS Project Manager to manage multiple lines of effort to realise project outcomes. The role will require engagement with a range of stakeholders, both Defence and industry (Systems Integrator and vendors), and development of project management artefacts to capture planned activities, track progress, and articulate risks. The candidate will be expected to manage other contractors working on the lines of effort mentioned above, as well as provide project advice to iBMS Project Manager and other senior stakeholders.
  • The duration of this contract is expected to be from 31 October 2022 to 30 October 2024. The Commonwealth may seek to extend the contract by up to two (2) x 6 month periods.
  • It is expected that the majority of services delivered under this contract will be at the LNIC facility in Symonston, ACT. Some interstate travel may be required to support project stakeholder acquisition and sustainment activities, working groups, as well as field trials or exercises. International travel may be required to support Army engagement priorities.
  • A three (3) month period of probation is imposed as a condition of engagement for all new contractors.


  • The contractor engaged under this RFQTS will be engaged on a time and materials basis of payment. Notwithstanding, the following tasks and required skills to achieve them for the duration of this engagement are:
    • Provide efficient support to the iBMS Project Manager to manage delivery of the iBMS project in accordance with Board priorities.
    • Maintain project management artefacts over the course of the engagement. As a minimum these will include:
      • project overview summaries ('dashboards');
      • a project management plan;
      • a communications plan;
      • risk register;
      • Intellectual Property Register (IP);and
      • Request for Information (RFI) Register.
    • Support iBMS Project Manager communications with internal and external stakeholders. This includes managing a communications plan to inform all stakeholders of the value of a systems approach and coordinating briefings and other events.
    • Support Management of the iBMS group mailbox on behalf of Project Manager.
    • Provide administrative support to the Project Manager as required.
    • Provide project, research and secretariat services associated with the project as it progresses through the stages of the project life cycle
    • Conduct research tasks and collate information as required by the Project Manager.
    • Provide secretariat support for meetings and negotiations as allocated in Tasking Guidance
    • Assist the Project Manager in managing the Project Management Office (PMO) management processes.
    • Store all relevant information in accordance with (IAW) information management directions.
    • Collate, synthesise and publish research outputs IAW the project management requirement
    • Draft reports and review general PMO management reports
    • Maintain detailed awareness of schedules and other considerations of dependent projects through stakeholder engagement.
    • Liaise with various stakeholders both internally and externally in order to gather information as and when required to complete tasks.
    • Be prepared to support Systems Engineering Design Reviews and trials of iBMS as directed by Project Manager.
    • Other tasks directed by iBMS Project Manager.

Specified Personnel:

  • This RFQTS is for one Key Person to be employed for the duration of the contract. Shared services or multiple contractor proposals to fulfil the deliverables of this RFQTS will not be considered.
  • The Key Person will report directly to the iBMS Project Manager in order to achieve the required deliverables.
  • An arrangement where the Key Person requires direct support from their parent company to achieve the deliverables is not suitable to meet the required deliverables of this contract
  • A delayed commencement date may be considered. The available commencement date of the Key Person is to be identified in the RFQTS submission.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Quotations will be evaluated against the following criteria:
    • Panel Member's proposed approach to the delivery of the Services.
    • Panel Member's knowledge of the critical requirements of the Services to be provided.
    • Panel Member's previous or similar experience.
    • The experience and qualifications of the Key Persons to be used by the Panel Member for the provision of the Services.
    • Panel Member's costing estimates and pricing structure.

  • The Commonwealth will accept up to a maximum of two nominated individuals per Service Provider. Should a Service Provider have multiple suitable candidates, submission should be restricted to the strongest two candidates only.

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 Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.