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Senior Project Support Officer

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.

QinetiQ has a number of new opportunities to support the growth of the company in the delivery of capability to our clients. As such, we are currently looking for an experienced Senior Project Support Officer to join our Advisory business based in Canberra.


As part of our support to Australian Government departments your role will be to support the delivery of specified Joint Integrated capabilities by providing a wide range of technical and program management services.


Working closely within our Customer’s organisation you will be responsible for supporting the business outcomes, implementing the necessary processes, policies and procedures to support a successful Capability Management program delivery.


As a Senior Project Support Officer your responsibilities will include:


  • Developing required project documentation, artefacts and governance arrangements for the Program to meet the Department’s capability planning and development requirements, up to and including required artefacts to support seeking investment approval
  • Supporting the team through the analysis and development of a comprehensive suite of Capability Definition Documentation
  • Production of strategic and operational documentation
  • Development and implementation of standards, policies & procedures
  • Conduct capability development that aligns with and further informs the Program strategy and programmatic approach to program and project delivery
  • Undertake research
  • Undertake scoping studies with options to achieve the work package, including resourcing, schedule and risks
  • Develop draft Project Management Plans
  • Engagement with internal and external stakeholders
  • Project administration including managing project documents in corporate document management systems


To be successful in the role of Senior Project Support Officer you will need to bring with you:


  • Diploma or equivalent in Project Management discipline
  • Project Management experience within a complex Defence acquisition project or program of projects
  • Defence knowledge – context, drivers, language, required capability outcomes, purpose
  • Familiarity with Defence’s Capability Life Cycle
  • 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
  • Defence and/or military domain experience is desirable
  • ICT project management experience (desirable)


Applicants MUST hold an NV1 Australian Government security clearance or be eligible to obtain one. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks for all preferred candidates


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 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.