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Project Manager

Date: 18-Jan-2023

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 Project Managers to join our Advisory Business located in Canberra, ACT to liaise and coordinate on various Projects in Defence.


Our ISC team is embedded as a Strategic Partner to Joint Integrated Capabilities Branch and the new Defence Space Command, providing capability development, project management and engineering services. Using a Shared Services approach to support hub & node delivery of project services to our client under a long-term contract, our team operates in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The principles of continuous improvement and flexible delivery underpin our offering and enable the team to rapidly adapt to accommodate the evolving needs of our client.


As the Project Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop artefacts to support program activities
  • Undertake Program Management activities
  • Represent Projects at Defence and Government Forums
  • Provide advice and guidance to decision makers


To be successful in the role of Project Manager you will need to bring with you:


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications as related to Project Management (or equivalent experience)
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of One Defence Capability System/ CLC processes
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills across all levels, with the ability to build strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills (Defence writing)
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Experience working in Capability Development (desirable)


Candidates MUST hold or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance - NV1


Advisory Services

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. QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards. We look after our people 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. Our salary and benefits package is designed to make sure we support our diverse group of employees through the different stages of their life and careers.


*Some of our benefits include:

  • Annual professional development allocation and study leave
  • Flexible working options that suit you
  • Leave purchase scheme to balance what’s important to you
  • Loyalty leave,  earn extra days of annual leave up to an additional 10 days per year
  • Performance bonus awards for individual and company success
  • Salary continuance Insurance, protecting you financially during times of ill health
  • Cultural or Religious day of significance leave to observe days of significance to you
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum qualifying period
  • Dress for your day, no formal dress code just wear what feels good and suits your day
  • Give back with an annual volunteering day
  • Save money with our travel club and discounted health insurance options
  • Be supported with employee assistance services and family violence leave


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 customer’s 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.