Project Manager

Date: 22 May 2023

Location: Adelaide, South Australia, 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.

QinetiQ is developing at an incredible pace year on year and we’re not slowing down!


We are currently looking for a Project Manager to join our Engineering Services Business, based on site at DST in Edinburgh, South Australia for exciting new project work. As part of our support to our clients, your role as Project Manager will be embedded within our customer’s organisation, where you will be responsible for the project delivery in a scientific Research and Development environment. This is a great opportunity for a Project Manager with strong leadership skills and experience leading technical or research and development projects. We are looking for someone who will quickly develop/foster stakeholder relationships to deliver an exciting project for our customer.


As a Project Manager your role will include but not limited to:

  • Defining scope to deliver the required R&D outcomes
  • Preparing project plans and managing delivery in accordance with approved plans.
  • Development of project schedules, management and tracking of performance in accordance with the project schedule
  • Providing regular reporting to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Identification of risks and issues and effectively managing to closure
  • Managing the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) budgets 
  • Coordinate stakeholders across multiple enterprises and industry  


To be successful in the role of Project Manager you will require:

  • Diploma or equivalent in Project Management discipline
  • Senior level project management experience within a large complex project, or program of projects
  • Commercial Contract Management experience ideally within Australian Government Departments
  • 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


Candidates MUST hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance (NV1). QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.


Looking for an Employer with Benefits?

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
  • Purchased leave program & loyalty leave
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back
  • Relaxed dress code


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



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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.