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Senior Project Manager

Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ is a leading provider in the UK, and an international supplier, of independent evaluation and training services for integrated weapon system, and air platform sub-systems, which are delivered by experienced professional people. Our main business is testing, researching, supplying, preparing, and sustaining client platforms and weapon systems for operational use by providing test, exercise, modelling, analysis services and laboratory facilities, in safe, realistic and instrumented environments.

We are recruiting for Senior Project Managers within our Mission Rehearsal IDT.  Developing, procuring and integrating systems onto our test and evaluation ranges, together with the deployment and delivery of trials, training and operational exercises. The systems include: state of the art Command and Control systems, communication systems and specialised instrumentation. The trials comprise simple operation of individual equipment up to large scale international exercises with a variety of ships, aircraft and weapon systems.


Location: The Project Manager would be a Hybrid Worker, working from home or from one of our QinetiQ main sites. The Project Manager would need to be on site during delivery of Customer Trials, these are predominantly at Aberporth, West Freugh and the Hebrides.


Specific Responsibilities;

- Development of clear and compelling customer proposals.

- Delivery of projects safely and to time, cost and quality.

- Building strong working relationships with customers and key stakeholders.

- Managing a diverse set of stakeholders to achieve consensus, leading to comprehensive, sound and clearly-defined requirements and successful programme delivery.

- Development of clear and compelling customer proposals.

- Production and maintenance of robust project plans and resource/cost schedules (PPM), with which to manage the projects & forecast expenditure.

- Adherence to the Operating Framework PM processes and principles, including the QinetiQ Business Lifecycle.

- Regular, open, honest and timely project reporting using corporate tools and in line with financial reporting requirements.


Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required:

- Track record of successful delivery of projects and programmes to defined cost, timescale and budget.

- Ability to decompose complex issues, to an appropriate level of detail, in a methodical manner.

- First-hand experience of procurement and tendering processes (e.g. the production of specifications, definition of supplier selection criteria and contracting).

- Knowledgeable in risk management and experience of implementing mitigation strategies.

- Experience of test and evaluation trials and ranges.

- Experience of systems engineering discipline.

- An appreciation of diverse technologies.

- Capable of acting as an effective team member at all levels.

- Good written and verbal communication skills.

- Drive and determination to achieve successful project delivery.

- Proactive and dynamic professional attitude to internal and external customers.


Applicants must hold APM PMQ or equivalent (to IPMA level D)



Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.