Project Manager

Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Sydney Ref #5379 27-Jul-2020

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Viasat is a leader in providing practical solutions for difficult communications problems. We bring a unique mix of communications, networking, and security expertise to offer secure networking solutions for satellite and terrestrial communications applications. Viasat continues to grow at a record pace, and a key to our growth and stability has been our flexibility in serving both commercial and military markets. 

As the Project Manager, you will manage large, complex programmes of work primarily in the area of Satellite telecommunications equipment and network design, supply, installation, commissioning, and integration. You have a track record of implementing large complex telecommunications projects including development of programme budgets, establishment of programme plans, process improvement implementation, and stellar customer communication.  You will develop and track key metrics for programme performance, provide analysis and management of the critical paths and events on the programme, and produce high level schedules for both internal and external customers.

Job Responsibilities
Manage large-scale fiber optic networking projects including fiber acquisition, network design, and deployment.
Manage deployment of infrastructure within multiple data centres
Manage deployment of satellite infrastructure
Manage subcontractors for telecommunications infrastructure development.
Conduct cost and risk-benefit analyses to quantitatively support recommendations
Work independently on multiple projects, within a virtual team environment, with competing priorities and tight deadlines. 
Establish and manage project financials and schedules to expectation

5+ years of project management experience with Tier 1 telco and commercial customers managing relationships and complex programmes of work
Business experience in fiber optic metro or long-haul networks; their operation and associated performance and cost models would be an advantage.
Business experience in data centres; their operation and associate performance and cost models would be an advantage.
Satellite experience would be an advantage
Proficiency in MS Project, MPM, Earned value management, cost and schedule analysis
Strong communicator able to work effectively with the multi-discipline Viasat teams
Exceptional customer relationship skills
Excellent teamwork skills
Excellent organisational skills
MPM and Oracle experience
Up to 25% overnight travel required; extended hours as required
Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residence required

Bachelor of Engineering, MBA, or equivalent experience
PMP certification or equivalent

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 25%


Australian Citizenship or Australian Permanent Resident required



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