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Project Manager

Date: 02-Feb-2023

Location: Bristol, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

The Mission Rehearsal (MR) Integrated Delivery Team (IDT) are modernising and transforming QinetiQ’s capabilities across the air ranges. The Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA) runs until 2028 with a clear requirement to transform the Air Ranges by introducing new and modern capabilities for all our Air Ranges Customers.

You will be responsible for the safe delivery of strategically important investment projects as part of the Air Ranges Modernisation (ARM) Programme and reporting into the Programme Manager.


Key Accountabilities:
Development and maintenance of positive engagement with project customers, partners and suppliers. 
Operating in a Safe & Secure manner.  
Embedding a culture in line with QinetiQ's values. 
Delivery of the project outputs, to agreed baseline (customer satisfaction, time, cost, quality, cash and sales). 
Ensuring project members operate in line with QinetiQ processes and Procedures,
Resolving conflicts (including prioritisation calls) within the project and collaborating across QinetiQ. 
Maintenance of forecasts (both financial and resource demand signal) for sales and delivery which reflects the up-to-date expectations for the work. 
Application of governance requirements (including lifecycle, project & independent reviews as appropriate) for foundation sales and delivery work.  
Reporting progress on all accountabilities to programme manager


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
Drive and determination to achieve successful project delivery overcoming problems and issues as they arise and preferably beforehand
Track record of successful delivery of development, build and system integration of complex engineering projects
An understanding of budgeting and resource allocation
Appreciation of the development of products

Experience in leading or supporting the delivery of projects


Essential Personal Qualities and Behavioural Requirements:
Pragmatic and reasonable
Good problem solving abilities
Open, honest and enthusiastic team member
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Able to exercise good commercial judgement
Proven ability to decompose complex issues, to an appropriate level of detail, in a methodical manner
Proven ability to identify, mitigate risks and resolve issues before impact to maintain project timescales and cost
Experience of systems and software engineering disciplines and lifecycle to develop complex products.


Essential Education, Qualifications and Training:
Degree Qualification in a relevant subject. 


Desirable Criteria

Association of Project Management qualification

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.