BMT • AUS - Adelaide, AUS - Brisbane

Project Engineering Manager

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Work for a global high-end design house and technical consulting firm solving complex real-world problems.

We Design. We Guide. We Protect. We Sustain. We Train. We Transform

Learn more about your next company - (Welcome to BMT)

BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science, and risk management consultancy with a reputation for excellence. We're driven by a belief that things can always be better, safer, greener, and more efficient. We provide our customers with the capability, capacity, and confidence to enable them to make the right decisions at the right time by drawing upon the expertise of over 1,300 professionals located in UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia Pacific, and the Americas.

Delivering independent, complex design and consultancy capabilities for over 37 years, we pride ourselves on being equipped to support our customers to tackle the most complex design and systems issues, and challenges, which enables the industry to deliver safer, cleaner, and more fuel-efficient shipping for the future. We draw upon a wide range of experience and expertise to provide high-quality, high value products and services across the maritime sector. The group's assets are held in beneficial ownership for employees.

Your next exciting job opportunity:

We are seeking expressions of interest from highly skilled and motivated Engineering Project Managers for our Engineering projects in Brisbane or Adelaide. Your primary responsibility will be to oversee and manage projects within the Defence maritime sector. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the successful delivery of projects, adhering to strict deadlines, budget constraints, and quality standards.

In this role you will be able to:

  • Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, objectives, deliverables, timelines, and resource allocation. Identify critical milestones and dependencies and establish a clear project roadmap.
  • Support the Engineering Tasks required to complete assigned projects using your strong Engineering background in the Maritime domain.
  • Effectively engage and manage stakeholders at all levels, including defence authorities, naval personnel, contractors, and suppliers. Maintain strong relationships and ensure effective communication channels are established and maintained throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Identify and assess potential risks and develop strategies to mitigate them. Proactively monitor risks throughout the project and implement appropriate contingency plans to minimize their impact on project outcomes.
  • Develop and manage project budgets, ensuring optimal utilization of resources while maintaining cost control. Coordinate with procurement teams to ensure timely acquisition of necessary equipment and materials.
  • Monitor project progress, track milestones, and adjust schedules as required. Anticipate potential delays or obstacles and implement corrective actions to keep the project on track.
  • Establish quality standards and ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and specifications. Implement quality control measures, conduct regular inspections, and address any non-conformities promptly.
  • Prepare and deliver regular project status reports, progress updates, and presentations to key stakeholders. Maintain accurate project documentation, including meeting minutes, change requests, and other project-related records.
  • Provide effective leadership to project teams, fostering a collaborative and positive work environment. Delegate tasks, monitor performance, and provide guidance and support as needed.

Relevant Education, Experience, and Skills:


  • Extensive experience in Project Management, specifically within the Defence maritime sector

  • Tertiary qualifications in Project Management and Engineering

  • Extensive Experience in Systems Engineering or other relatable Engineering Field

  • In-depth knowledge of defence maritime systems, equipment, technologies and engineering frameworks

  • Proven ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools.

  • Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality results.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to navigate through changing project requirements and priorities.

  • AGSVA Security Clearance - NV1 and above

Our Benefits:

Our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive. We value your contribution by offering the following benefits –

  • Competitive salary offering
  • A performance-related bonus scheme based on personal, and company performance.
  • Access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), comprising confidential health, legal and financial advice on a 24/7 basis.
  • Learning and Development opportunities to support you in achieving your business and personal objectives and releasing your full potential.
  • We are passionate about driving culture to embed sustainability into the core of our business.
  • We are a workplace that values diversity and individual talents.

BMT genuinely believe everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for you! we are interested in speaking to skilled talent with ADF capabilities regardless of where your located within Australia, We have offices located in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth and offer flexible work arrangements including work from home and hybrid.

Our Values:

We believe that an organisation can only be number one in its market if everyone in it works together as one. How we behave is just as important as what we do and BMT has a strong set of values that are embedded into the foundation for all our activities. Trust I Innovation I Passion I Respect I Collaboration

Notice to Recruitment Agency & Related Services:

Please note BMT receive job applications exclusively via our ATS system only. BMT do not warrant or agree to any unsolicited CVs submitted via any contact method including physical hard copies left with any employee at BMT or within our operational teams. We will not progress CVs shared on a speculative basis by email, and you accept our right to pursue such candidates with no obligation to third-party terms and conditions or liability to a fee.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing budget - £250 per annum
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

66% Male, 28% Female

Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Professional Services

Professional Services

Industry awards 2023

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