Change Lead - PMO

Date: 21 Jun 2024

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:     Change Lead - PMO
Location:     Farnborough, Salisbury, Bristol, or Portsmouth
Package:     Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:   Full-time / Permanent
Role ID:       SF17125

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Change Lead - PMO at our one of our main sites where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.
The Role
As a Change Lead - PMO, you will have a role that is out of the ordinary and your primary focus will be on minimizing resistance, maximizing engagement, driving positive outcomes through effective change management strategies and capabilities, and skilful use of available and emerging change tools and methodologies. You will report to the Head of PMO and be responsible for the delivery of the overall Change Portfolio for UK Defence, in collaboration with Sector Leader Sponsors and the Head of PMO.
Day-to-day, you will:

  • Provide the leadership, and management of the UK Sector Change Portfolio, ensuring capacity is aligned to the strategic priorities. 
  • Delivery of individual business cases, and the execution of projects and programmes to time, cost and quality.
  • Development and maintenance of positive engagement with key stakeholders at senior leadership level, and effective communication to the broader business teams.
  • Ensuring programme members operate in line with the Business Management System & functional competency management requirements; and have appropriate personal objectives recorded in the QinetiQ performance management system.
  • Resolving conflicts (including prioritisation calls) within the portfolio and collaborating across QinetiQ.
  • Leading the embedding of improvement in the QinetiQ project and programme management function, as agreed with Head of PMO and the Programme Excellence team.

This role is a full-time position based at one of our main sites, hybrid working with 2 days of travel to other sites per week.
Essential experience of the Change Lead - PMO:

  • Demonstrable capability to International Project Management Association Level A
  • Significant experience leading a business, projects, programmes, portfolios or P3 function; successful delivery of complex programmes
  • Experience leading transformation change programmes


Qualifications for the Change Lead - PMO:

  • MSP Practitioner qualification
  • MoP Practitioner qualification is desirable 

Please note that all applicants must hold, or be able to achieve for Security Clearance as a minimum.
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Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance, and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal
  • Holiday Trading
  • Support for the Armed Forces community
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering


Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community.



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 a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 


About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of 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 who 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, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.


Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.