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Senior Consultant - Project Management

Date: 24-Nov-2022

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.

Due to growth we are currently looking for a Project Manager Consultant to join our Advisory Services team, based in Canberra. For the right candidate we will also consider working in Adelaide.


Our Project Management Consultant position is an exciting role that would suit a candidate who is has strong project experience and looking to continue to develop their career in the Defence industry. The role will be responsible for leading a small multidisciplinary team of project, engineering and logistics / support staff to plan, lead and manage aspects of the Capability Life Cycle for product acquisition for operational equipment.


As the Project Manager you will provide the necessary level of responsiveness to the Commonwealth and will allow for the timely drafting of project management and governance documentation. Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Key Stakeholder management
  • Development and maintenance of internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Planning, implementation and ongoing reporting of project baselines (Cost, Schedule and Risk)
  • Maintaining integrity and security through ongoing governance and risk mitigation
  • Development of Project strategies and artefacts
  • Plan, lead and manage project resources


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

  • A Bachelor Degree in project management, engineering or related field
  • Project management skills and experience, ideally with insight into Defence radio communications systems
  • Effective problem solving and deductive reasoning skills
  • The capability to manage multidisciplinary teams on complex projects
  • The capacity to think strategically and develop plans and processes to enhance the achievement of business outcomes
  • An understanding of Commonwealth Procurement Rules and Foreign Military Sales is highly desirable


Candidates MUST hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance (NV1). QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates.


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:


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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 Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people.