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Project Support Consultant (Commercial)

Date: 18-Feb-2021

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 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.

We are currently looking for a Project Support Consultant (Commercial) to join our Major Service Provider (MSP) team, based in Canberra. This is a project support role with a commercial flavour to it.

In this role you will be responsible for devising and setting up systems to facilitate the transition of the Materiel Sustainment Agreement (MSA) and Product Schedule (PdS) to the System Program Office (SPO), including performance benchmarks and reporting processes.  You will also be responsible for identifying, monitoring and managing risks, issues and opportunities for SPO specific to sustainment of the platform’s capability, culminating in the delivery of a Sustainment Risk Management Plan and Integrated Risk Assessment. This is an ideal opportunity for future progression into a Project Management role.


To be successful in the role of Project Support Consultant (Commercial you will need to bring with you:

  • Recent commercial management experience within Defence acquisition or sustainment.
  • Experience developing and implementing effective systems
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in building and maintaining stakeholder relations
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, multi task and work under pressure
  • Strong initiative and ability to engage with and influence stakeholders
  • You need to hold an active or activation-ready security clearance at NV1 or above


Applications will close no later than Sunday 14th March 2021.


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.  


We look after our people and have an attractive compensation package which supports all our employees through different stages of their careerssome of these include:

  • Individual Professional Development Allocation
  • Flexible Working
  • Salary Continuance (Income Protection)
  • Loyalty Leave
  • Leave Purchase
  • Up to 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Study Leave (Up to 5 days paid leave per year)
  • Performance based rewards
  • Salary Sacrifice and Novated Leasing
  • Referral bonuses
  • Dress for your day


A full list of our employee benefits and further information can be found here 

*eligibility requirements apply



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.