Various Project Manager roles

Project Managers

Various roles and locations

We are looking for Project Managers to join us to help ensure projects are delivered to schedule, within budget and to the highest standard.


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QinetiQ is growing – and it’s an exciting time to join us. We need talented Project, Programme and Portfolio Managers to join us across the UK to help us to deliver on our mission to protect lives and secure the vital interests of our customers.

You’ll be joining a diverse, inclusive employer that’s proud to provide a collaborative, open working environment. With our flexible approach, you’ll enjoy the work-life balance that suits you best, thanks to remote and hybrid working practices. As a Corporate Member of the Association for Project Managers (APM) and previous sponsor of the APM Annual Conference, we fully support professional membership and qualifications in parallel to on the job learning. You’ll also be part of a business that was named the Most Admired Aerospace & Defence Company in 2021.

We currently have Project, Programme and Portfolio Management opportunities across our sites in Bristol, Farnborough, Lincoln, and Malvern. If you’re interested in joining us – now or in the future – we’d love to hear from you.  If your skills fit one of our opportunities, we’ll be in contact. If we don’t have a role that’s right for you at the moment, we’ll keep your CV on file for possible opportunities in the future.

What do our Project, Programme and Portfolio Managers do?

Project Management is at the heart of everything we do within QinetiQ. The expertise of our Project, Programme and Portfolio Managers is essential to the successful delivery of our customer commitments and we empower them to run some of the UK’s the most critical defence and security projects. Day-to-day, as a QinetiQ Project, Programme or Portfolio Manager, you will lead diverse project teams comprising members across a wide range disciplines including technical, project management office, commercial and finance to solve our customer’s problems. As a QinetiQ Project Management professional you are accountable for ensuring the project meets its objectives and will be fully supported by experienced business leaders throughout all phases of delivery.

Varied career paths are a part of life at QinetiQ. You could specialise in a particular domain, or lead projects across the business. With increasing demand for Project, Programme and Portfolio Managers across our international business, overseas opportunities are also a possibility. Secondments and other international working arrangements may be available with our subsidiaries in Australia, the USA, Canada, several European countries and the Middle East.  

New to Project Management?

In your first role or have some experience in Project Management? Returning from a career break or feel you have transferable skills from another professional role? Your talents may be a good match for our team. We recruit Project Management professionals at all levels and have an on-boarding process that will provide you with the essential Project Management knowledge you need. We also invest in our Project Management community and will support you to complete professional qualifications which align with your current and future career aspirations.

Opportunities for mid-career Project Management professionals

If you’re a mid-career professional working in industry or the armed forces, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your expertise across the wide range of project types and methodologies we use – from pure research, to consultancy, through to product and service delivery. Whatever your specialism or background, you can expect ongoing development to help you excel and advance. This includes expert training and mentoring, with increased emphasis on self-development and on-the-job training.

Opportunities for highly experienced Project Management professionals

As a senior Project Manager or Programme Manager, you can expect targeted training and mentoring to develop specific project management skills to help you progress to programme or complex portfolio management, for example. If you have senior management potential, we’ll spot and nurture it. You will also have the opportunity to mentor, coach and develop others in the organisation and we will support your development as a leader in our business. 

Our offering to you 

QinetiQ offers varied, rewarding and interesting careers across a range of locations in the UK and overseas.

We have a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

We explore multiple domains of application - Air, Space, Land and Maritime throughout the life cycle - from concept through development and operation to disposal.

We have practitioners at all levels up to and including internationally recognised individuals. Our blended approach to learning means you’ll have access to formal training, mentoring, assisted self-development and on the job training.

Excel, and your potential will be spotted. Our continuing professional development covers all career stages and levels of seniority.

With our Adaptive approach, you can work the way you want – flexibly, on-site, remotely or via hybrid working. 

Why we’re different

Our people. Our employees make the critical difference to customers by providing unique answers which combine technical expertise, deep domain knowledge and rigorous independent thinking.  

Our independence. QinetiQ is not a manufacturer, and we stand apart from the supply chain. It’s our rigorous independent thinking that helps our customers achieve their goals.

Our breadth of capability. Our customers face challenges that define the modern world. They know we are uniquely placed to understand these issues and work with them to ensure the success of their mission or reach their objectives.

Our relationships with customers. Our prized possession is trust. Customers around the world rely on the drive and dedication of our people to help them meet their goals – often in environments where there is no second chance for failure.

Our partnerships. We use partnerships and alliances to accelerate compelling business development strategies and sustainable earnings growth. By licensing our intellectual property we reduce implementation and sales risk, and speed up time-to-market by using third party sales channels.

Please be aware that many roles within QinetiQ will be subject to both security and export control restrictions so candidate should be prepared to go through the Government Vetting process.  For further information, please review: United Kingdom Security Vetting - GOV.UK (

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