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Project Manager

Date: 07-May-2022

Location: AU-multiple (Multiple LI posti, Australia – multiple, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

Are you ready to be part of a game-changing team, leading the development of tomorrow’s technology? When you join QinetiQ, you’ll work alongside some of the industry’s most brilliant minds. We offer generous benefits to support you throughout each stage of your career, including industry-leading flexibility and generous performance rewards.


We are currently looking for a Project Manager to join our Engineering Services business, based in Perth, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane or Adelaide for an initial contract period of 12 months. This role will support the delivery and enhancement of Army MakerSpace services. The primary focus will be to plan, manage and review the project scope concentrating on Time, Cost, Quality, Resource, Communication, Risk, Procurement and Integration Management.


As a Project Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide estimates for project planning, bids and tenders;
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans (e.g. safety management, risk management, communications, configuration management, etc), budgets and schedules against configured baselines;
  • Identify required project resources (includes human, material and facilities);
  • Implement and adhere to all relevant policies and procedures, including but not limited to the Project Management policies and processes under the QinetiQ Project Management Framework;
  • Manage and prioritise project deliverables in line with project plan;
  • Manage coordination of project team and work group partners (both internal and external) to execute project delivery and where required resolve cross functional issues at project level;
  • Manage project scope and change control and escalate issues where required;
  • Ensure management, communication and leadership practices in the line of business generates a high level of employee engagement, a performance culture and aligns with QinetiQ staff competency requirements; and
  • Work closely with the Commercial team and People & Capability team in the planning and execution of commercial, procurement, export compliance, insurance and people requirements, and relationship management.


To be successful in the role of Project Manager you will require a Diploma or equivalent in the Project Management discipline and;

  • Project management experience within a large complex project, or program of projects;
  • Developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in building and maintaining stakeholder relations to influence and lead decision makers;
  • Technical, commercial, industry and management experience, gained within a Defence environment;
  • Prior experience leading and managing a diverse, matrixed and geographically dispersed team of people across a range of engineering, technical, Military, ILS and PM disciplines
  • Ability to solicit, support and coordinate efforts of a diverse team of technical and functional experts; and
  • Domain experience in defence or defence related industry at middle management level or equivalent.


Applicants MUST be eligible to obtain an Australian Government security clearance. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates


Working alongside world-leading defence scientists our Integrated Engineering Services division offers multi-disciplinary professional engineering services supported by in-house manufacturing capabilities, to solve challenging engineering problems for our Defence Science and Technology clients.


Life at QinetiQ


Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work, we value integrity, collaboration and performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market. We celebrate our differences and incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do. At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed. Some of our benefits include:

•  Individual Professional development allowance

•  Flexible work

•  Leave purchase

•  Loyalty leave

•  Individual and company performance bonuses

•  Complimentary salary continuance insurance

•  Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back


A full list of our employee benefits can be found here:




As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work,  meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.