RCD Consulting


Ongoing PM Vacancy – DSS Level 3

This duty statement is an example of the skills and responsibilities expected at DSS Level 3 – Project Management. If you believe you have the requisite skills, please apply for this role and we’ll get in touch with you.


  • Leading, planning, developing, and delivering a gamut of project support, project control, and business management functions and activities.
  • Coordinating monthly reporting using the Project Performance Review Information Platform (PPRIP).
  • Heading the Integrated Project Risk Management Team to efficiently create, record, categorise, and report on project risks using the Predict! Risk management system.
  • Management of external project data and information, e.g., Tender responses, Request For Information responses.
  • Delivering professional and policy advice concerning intricate project work and contributing to the project’s strategic planning, management, governance, and reporting.
  • Producing and supervising management reports.
  • Assisting with complex procurement activities and Contract Management, including:
    • Reviewing solicitation documentation and accompanying information.
    • Aiding in the evaluation of industry responses to market approaches.
    • Direct participation in the contract management of all designated projects.
  • Having a proficient understanding of the ASDEFCON suite of contracts.
  • Achieving project outcomes that adhere to relevant legislative, policy, and regulatory frameworks as well as Defence quality and configuration management systems.
  • Overseeing and coordinating the project’s schedule and risk procedure.
  • Managing project data and information via Defence systems like Objective, Capability One, PPRIP, and Predict.
  • Supporting the management of project risks, issues, communications, and scope.
  • Drafting and prepping briefs, intricate correspondence, reports, and submissions for board/committee review regarding project status.
  • Preparing project documentation including:
    • Integrated Project Management Plan
    • Business Case
    • Project Execution Strategy
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Finance Management Plan
    • CDRL responses
    • Contract Change Proposals (CCPs)
    • Support to gate submission documentation
    • Operational Concept Document
    • Test and Evaluation Master Plan
    • Systems Engineering Master Plan
    • Technical Control Plan
    • Project Certification Plan
  • Managing standard business management functions to ensure the project team’s continual efficient administration.
  • Overseeing the project finance tracker, which monitors the approved Government project budget, anticipated expenditure, and actual costs.
  • Coordinating and monitoring Budget Estimates (BE) and Additional Estimates (AE) processes.


  • Previous or current role in Project Support, Project Management, or a similar capacity.
  • Team collaboration, applying established standards, procedures, and practices to manage project finances.
  • Building and sustaining stakeholder relationships, efficient communication, and negotiation.
  • Demonstrated business acumen with a knack for cultivating effective business relationships.
  • Experience in a Defence CASG project environment.
  • Comprehensive grasp of Defence processes and structure.
  • Thorough understanding of the One Defence Capability System.
  • A basic understanding of Defence project finances and their correlation with Defence Finance Group processes, such as the Budget and Output Reporting Information System (BORIS).
  • Knowledge of the application of project management practices within intricate Defence acquisition projects.
  • Experience in pre-acquisition project activities, including design, development, and tender evaluations.


  • Postgraduate qualifications or equivalent experience in project management and/or systems engineering.
  • Diploma of Project Management.
  • Diploma of Procurement & Contracting.
  • Recognised project management qualifications such as PMP, PRINCE2, AgilePM, or Scrum.

Job Requirements


Project Management Services and Support

Skill Level:

DSS Level 3

Clearance Level Required:

Baseline, NV1, NV2, PV, Unspecified



ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, Unspecified

Remote Work?


Evaluation criteria response required for submission?