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ICT Systems Security Engineer

Date: 08-Apr-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 an ICT Systems Security Engineer to join our Advisory business, based in Canberra


As part of our support to Australian Government departments, your role will be to guide and support them throughout either some or all of a complete project life-cycle; either in acquisition or support/sustainment phases. This role, working in CASG SATCOM SPO Sustainment, will support the re-accreditation of existing SATCOM assets to ensure they are Cyber and ICT security compliant.


As an ICT Systems Security Engineer your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to;


  • Review and update security related project documents.
  • Review and provide comment on security related contract deliverables.
  • Assess security control implementation and design proposed by the Prime Contractor.
  • Conduct security risk analysis.
  • Oversee acceptance-testing activities relating to security.
  • Liaise with the ICT Security Branch to ensure the system will meet security requirements.
  • Participate and contribute to project meetings and security related working groups.
  • Coordinate and facilitate security related workshops; and
  • Other security related engineering activities as directed by the Project Manager and Engineering Manager.


To be successful in this role you will require:


  • Recent Defence CASG acquisition experience delivering and progressing an ACAT I or ACAT II Complex project through industry solicitation stage of the capability lifecycle,
  • Experience in planning, development of artefacts and management of Tender Release, Tender Evaluation, drafting TEWG Report, Source Evaluation Report, Contract Negotiation Directive and Contract Negotiation Report
  • Diploma or equivalent in Project Management discipline
  • Project management experience within a large complex acquisition project, or program of projects
  • ASDEFCON or working within Australian Government Departments experience
  • Developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in building and maintaining stakeholder relations to influence and lead decision makers
  • Technical, commercial, industry and management experience, gained within a Defence environment

Applicants MUST be eligible to obtain an Australian Government security clearance.


In our Advisory Services Division, everything starts with a problem that needs a solution. We act as an independent, technical partner for customers looking to procure defined services and develop specific capabilities. We help them diagnose, rationalise and solve intractable problems by providing analysis, advice and assurance, enabling our customers to make sound decisions about cost, time and performance.


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. 


QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.


We look after our people and have an attractive compensation package which supports all our employees through different stages of their careers, some 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.