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Senior Project Controller

Date: 10-Jan-2023

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title: Senior Project Controller (REF: 11133)
Location: Boscombe Down (BCEE)

Company: QinetiQ


QinetiQ is currently offering an exciting opportunity to become a Project Controller within the Air & Space part of the business. This is an amazing opportunity to come into the business from a range of backgrounds including project controls or administration, to pursue a long-standing career within a leading global defence organisation. With the chance to take part in a hands-on training, you’ll get an engaging understanding of the fantastic culture that’s synonymous with QinetiQ. You’ll gain practical experience and insights from working directly with various members of the project controls team.


After a period of training you’ll have the opportunity to progress within a hybrid working model which offers a fantastic work-life balance, whilst pursuing an exciting and varied career. You’ll work across projects of varying complexity, expense and timeframes meaning no one day may look the same.


There is an opportunity for training and development with the ideal candidate having an excellent attitude to learning & enthusiastic approach, with aspirations for a career and development within project controls.



What will I be doing?


Developing your skills and experience you will be responsible for providing the delivery of management, planning, documentation and processes for various projects within the business.


You will be responsible for:


  • Supporting with day-to-day management and control of purchasing, planning, documentation, processing, scheduling, forecasting and reporting within various projects
  • Introductory leadership skills leading to a range of small team leadership through task management, with eventual coaching and mentoring and/or Line Management if desired by the candidate
  • Providing project support to IDTs and other large and complex strategic programmes
  • Delivering project control tasks within assigned team; using MS Project, lifecycle briefcase, project reporting, invoicing and other project document creation and management.
  • Delivering project finance; debtors and cash collection, calculation of accruals, collation of cost journals and facility costs.




What do I need?


You’ll need experience in some of the following areas. The criteria would be desirable, but not essential:


  • A degree of relevant certification would be highly desirable e.g:
  • Project controls Competency Framework (Foundation) or
  • APMP Introductory Certificate
  • Years’ experience working within a relevant field. There’s flexible consideration to relevant experience, ranging from:
  • project controls exposure/experience
  • senior project controls positions
  • administrative experience
  • Operational administration/Stakeholder engagement experience
  • scheduling/reporting/forecasting experience
  • management-based backgrounds with a methodological mind-set



  • Up-to-date experience using systems such as (MSP) Microsoft Project, PPM, Epic Flow or SAP would be highly desirable
  • Experience of managing a team of professionals
  • Ability to prioritise activities to manage workload and pressure effectively 
  • Awareness of the project lifecycle & sales processes would also be highly desirable criteria



Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive 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. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.