R&D Project Manager at Advanced Navigation

Research and Development, Full-Time, Sydney, AU sydney full-time
Posted 19 days ago

Advanced Navigation is the global leader in navigation systems for air, land and sea. Our products are developed and manufactured in Australia and our main HQ is located in Sydney with offices around the world. With over 68 of the top 100 largest companies as customers, and a broad range of technologies, we are truly changing the way we navigate globally.

Our ever growing team has world class expertise in the fields of inertial navigation, global navigation satellite systems, sensors, acoustics, AI, and RF technologies. 

Click below to find out a little more about us:

Reporting to the Director of R&D, the R&D Project Manager will be responsible for managing and leading complex projects involving multi-disciplinary teams with a strong high tech quotient in a rapidly-evolving industry. This role will suit a technically-minded individual with a strong interest in robotics, autonomy, advanced manufacturing or sensors who enjoys translating research and ideas into reality and keeping design teams well-organised and working to the right priorities.  

Main duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage time, cost and scope of R&D projects to ensure their successful completion, including transition to manufacturing.
  • These will be a mix of internal projects aimed at improving manufacturing processes and sustaining engineering, and new product development projects as per roadmap.  
  • Manage stakeholder expectations and hold the team accountable for project goals 
  • Track project and team performance against schedules
  • Lead multidisciplinary project teams with diverse skill sets, including hardware, software, firmware and manufacturing engineering disciplines.
  • Regular and concise project progress reporting.
  • Help improve and document processes and procedures used by the R&D team
  • Required Skills & Experience:

  • Tertiary engineering qualification (Bachelor degree or higher), with a major in Mechatronics/Hardware/Computer Systems/Software or similar.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in a project or team management role, ideally one with both hardware and software elements.
  • Experience with advanced manufacturing methods will be well regarded
  • Defence industry experience will be well regarded.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills to stay in top of a fast-moving design team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to work with the big picture without losing grip of the details
  • What are some of the benefits you will have access to?

    You'll have access to industry-leading products with diverse applications within some of the most interesting and exciting projects worldwide. We’re growing a team of inspired, smart, and driven individuals from all sorts of backgrounds. With great opportunities for growth and variety, we strive to help each employee carve out the path that’s right for them.

    Apart from the above you will be doing your life's best work in a large, fun office in central Sydney close to all public transportation and have access to barista made coffee, at our cafe below, to keep you going throughout the day.