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Date: 09-May-2023

Location: Bristol, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: Scheduler (14605)

Location: Farnborough, Malvern or Bristol

Company: QinetiQ



About the Role:


Are you a Scheduler looking for a new challenge with the opportunity to work on a range of simple and complex projects? This hands on role will focus on scheduling competencies and stake holder engagement within a wider PMO team. With an adaptive working model, you’ll be able to be based at one of our main offices at either Bristol, Farnborough or Malvern and you’ll have flexibility in working from home.



You’ll have the opportunity to get your teeth stuck into large, highly complex projects with frequent change, delivering high value scheduling. You’ll be engaging with senior stakeholders and programme managers as well as working within simple projects with a much quicker turn-around. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced and ever changing environment on multiple projects across various areas of the business.



What will I be doing:


You’ll be responsible for the delivery of a varied spectrum of complex and high value scheduling and planning competencies across assigned projects within the Cyber & Information area of the business. You’ll support in Identify major milestones, decision points, project life-cycle and other project events to help to troubleshoot and monitor potential scheduling problems. Using your understanding of how to work with key stakeholders, you’ll monitor and control the project through the various phases of the project lifecycle;


  • Develop and maintain project schedules and running regular health checks supported by Acumen Fuse


  • Supporting in the implementation of the change control process in accordance with the UKI PMO Strategy and QinetiQ Operating Framework


  • Troubleshoot and monitor potential scheduling problems


  • Provide monthly update reporting for the project including critical path analysis and manpower/resource reporting and forecasting
  • Support Project Controls with monthly project reporting
  • Support development of junior schedulers by providing shadowing and training opportunities
  • Champion Best Practice and apply lessons learned within the team, with programme and project teams and other key delivery partners




What do I need:


You’ll need experience in some of the following areas;


  • 2 years’ or more experience in a project scheduler role
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply a variety of schedule analysis and optimisation techniques (such as Critical Path analysis, schedule variance)
  • Understand schedule performance tools and techniques, such as Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • MS Project or P6 experience required
  • Good IT skills using Microsoft software i.e. Excel, Word
  • Project management qualification; APM membership or PRINCE desirable
  • Programme or Project Controls Qualification – Practitioner or equivalent



Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum. Please visit the UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: Guidance for Applicants page via the GOV.UK website.

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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.