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Explosive Ordnance Engineer - MSP

Date: 05-Mar-2023

Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in 50 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!


This is an exciting phase in our history and we are looking for talented Explosive Ordnance Engineer based in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane, to join our Major Service Provider (MSP) Division as we embark on our next phase of growth.

You’ll share our values of Performance, Collaboration and Integrity, and our purpose to protect the safety and security of our nation. Joining our talented team, you will be part of a diverse and inclusive environment with an enviable culture which inspires our people to deliver their best work.


Our MSP Division, is part of a large and well respected consortium of independent, technical management partners, which include Nova Systems and PwC: supported by a range of specialist SMEs.  The MSP portfolio covers the CASG Maritime, Land, Air and Joint Domains, employing over 800 individual management consultants in partnership with our Defence Clients. This long standing arrangement enables us to provide development pathways for our employees and hugely diverse opportunities in terms of role, specialisation or location.  From contributing to the design specification of a new weapon system, establishing sustainment processes for critical defence materiel or working closely with the World’s most advanced Defence manufacturers, there are opportunities and long term careers for motivated team players.       


We share and support Defence’s commitment to growing and improving Australia’s military capability.  We do this by delivering large, long term, integrated work packages across the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG). 

In doing so we work closely with both uniformed and public service staff to help plan and undertake the acquisition and support of advanced military systems and equipment through the provision of rigorous analysis, advice and assurance; we relish solving the unique and challenging problems this work entails.  


About the Role



This is a fantastic opportunity to join QinetiQ’s diverse and experienced team, assisting Defence with the acquisition and sustainment of the latest guided and non-guided Explosive Ordnance for the Australian Defence Force, across the Aerospace, Land and Maritime domains. 


Our unique in-house training program, targeted placements and ongoing support from our Principal Consultants, will provide you with accelerated learning and enable you to quickly integrate into one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of Defence.


As Explosive Ordnance Engineer, your responsibilities may include:

  • The CASG Engineering Processes and Management Plans & documents (SEMP, V&V etc)
  • CASG Capability Life Cycle & requirements for each Gate
  • Explosive Ordnance Engineering Management and Operations/handling
  • Utilising your knowledge of Explosive Munitions 
  • Developing system engineering requirements for EO
  • Test and Evaluation of EO products
  • Certification of EO process & artifacts
  • Providing engineering input into briefs and presentations
  • Identifying engineering risks
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Management (Sponsors & Stakeholders)


 To be successful in the role of Explosive Ordnance Engineer, you will need the following:

  • Relevant Engineering or Chemical Science degree 
  • CASG experience (this could be waivered for technical knowledge of EO, in above or below the line industry)


Applicants MUST be eligible to obtain an Australian Government security clearance. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates


Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Denise Cole, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner via email; 


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:


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.