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Senior Project Support

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.

Are you a solutions-focused Senior Project Support Officer with a background in Defence Satellite Communications? Do you enjoy adding value to complex projects and managing a diverse group of stakeholders?


We are currently recruiting multiple Senior Project Support Officers to join the QinetiQ Australia Advisory business, based in Canberra.


Our team has been selected by the Joint Capability Group’s Space Services, Training Areas and Simulation Branch (SSTASB) to be their Strategic Partner in the provision of Capability Management and Engineering services across the Capability Life Cycle for Satellite Communications, Positioning, Navigation and Timing, Defence Training Areas and Simulation, Health Knowledge Management, and Defence Records Digitisation.


This role will be supporting the SATCOM projects within the Branch (JP9102, JP9103 and JP2008). This is a great opportunity to add value in the exciting areas of space, communications and simulation solutions to our Defence customer. As a Senior Project Support Officer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Liaison and coordination with SATCOM Projects within Defence, between Australian Government Departments, and with Foreign Governments and Acquisition Agencies;
  • Providing subject matter expert advice on SATCOM projects to decision makers;
  • Development of project artefacts to support SATCOM program activities;
  • Internal and external stakeholder engagement;
  • Project analysis responsibilities; and
  • Providing support to the SMEs within the project


The successful applicant


To be successful in the role of Senior Satellite Communications Project Support Officer, you will require:

  • Project management, coordination and/or support experience working in Satellite Communications or similar;
  • High level verbal and written communication skills;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Defence Capability Lifecycle processes;
  • Strong stakeholder management skills; and
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an NV1/NV2 Security Clearance.


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.