IDT Lead Weapons Investments

Date: 11 Sep 2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

The scope of the Weapons Investments IDT (Integrated Delivery Team) includes delivery of LTPA Land and Weapons Investments. This role will deliver through the M&L business with strong interface into the LTPA Portfolio Office & the DE&S customer.


The role is to lead the IDT to deliver the LTPA and Net Zero investments to TCQ and set the vision for growth, ensuring delivery of the 5 year plan in line with the ISBP. This IDT delivers through the Maritime and Land Business Unit. 



Key Accountabilities: 

  • Leadership and management of a business-wide team
    Responsibility for the Land Investments P&L delivering consistent in year delivery of operational performance against budget and stretch targets including orders, revenue, resource demand, profit and cash
  • Maintenance of up-to-date forecasts (both financial and resource demand) for all sales, contracted customer work and approved investment funding which reflects the up-to-date expectations for the work; plus a rolling 24 month forecast (both financial and resource demand) for the IDT.
  • Report progress on all accountabilities
  • Delivery of investments in line with the LTPA Capex and Depreciation schedules aligned to the CRP Register.
  • Develop and grow deep relationships with customers and partners to enable delivery of the 5 year plan
  • Annual production of a 5-year Order Intake Scenario (OIS) aligned to the ISBP, and a detailed plan to deliver the 1st year of the OIS.
  • Resolving conflicts (including prioritisation calls) within the IDT and collaborating across QinetiQ.
  • Senior stakeholder management, within QinetiQ and externally
  • Leading the embedding of improvement in the QinetiQ project and programme
  • management function, as agreed with Programme Directors and the PM Functional  team.
  • Operating in a Safe & Secure manner.
  • Embedding culture in line with the QinetiQ values.
  • Ensuring IDT members operate in line with the Operating Framework & functional competency management requirements; and have appropriate personal objectives recorded in the QinetiQ performance management system.
  • Application of governance requirements (including lifecycle, project & independent reviews as appropriate) for sales and delivery work.


Key Capabilities/Knowledge/Competancies

  • Business Leadership; Strong strategic, operational and team leadership providing role model engagement with customers, partners being able to establish the vision and direction for the IDT (inline with the ISBP), to influence and align others towards this common purpose, and to empower & inspire people to achieve success.
  • Teamwork; being able to create an environment where a group of people with diverse personalities, skills, experiences and perspectives are empowered to collaborate towards a common goal.
  • Business Development; being able to identify, develop and deliver solutions to our customers’ problems within an appropriate commercial framework to maximise benefit to both our customers and QinetiQ.
  • Commercial Acumen: Proven in commercial and financial management and execution of business strategy. 
  • Customer Orientated: Track record of securing and delivering successful programmes and services. 
  • Results Orientated: Energy and drive to lead, implement and impact upon programmes with an unswerving determination to overcome obstacles, delivering sustainable growth.
  • Integrity; Operates openly, with honesty and doing the right thing. Keeps promises.
  • Communication; being able to effectively communicate as part of a two-way interaction, using a range of techniques, to ensure the received meaning matches the transmitted meaning.
  • Relationship building: Ability to develop, maintain and grow relationships, influencing and negotiating in closing complex, value-adding engagements with senior people within establishments across QinetiQ’s customer, partner and supplier community.
  • Stakeholder Management; being able to identify, plan and implement actions to positively engage parties with an interest in, or influence over, the IDT outcomes.
  • Collaboration and Influence: working effectively with, and influencing those outside of, their business for positive impact on business performance
  • Human Resource Management; supporting functional teams (including HR) to develop and manage our people in line with legal requirements and QinetiQ policy.
  • Negotiation & Conflict Management; being able to identify and address differences of objective, attitude or perception in order to produce an agreed outcome for all parties.
  • Change Management; being able to develop and enact a structured approach toorganisational change in support of QinetiQ’s vision, enrolling the impacted people to embrace the changes required to deliver the desired benefits.
  • Benefits Management; being able to identify, plan, agree and realise tangible and intangible benefits from the activities conducted within the programme.


Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience gained, typically rather than necessarily, between 5-8 years of leading a business, projects, programmes, portfolios or IDT function; successful delivery of complex programmes to multiple customers to time cost and quality
  • Experience of negotiating complex deals
  • Significant P&L responsibility, with the ability to grow a business of similar scale and with similar growth aspirations
  • Familiarity with/empathy for agile, dynamic and fast-paced technology environments, with the leadership dexterity and emotional intelligence to nurture and develop unique offerings, whilst forging collaborative relationships across QinetiQ.
  • Demonstrable ability to navigate complex internal corporate relationships to deliver business outcome
  • Experience of leading teams developing product and services 
  • Significant experience of leading complex multi-disciplined teams
  • MSP Practitioner qualification or Chartered Project Manager are desirable
  • Experience of CSR – developing links with academia, D&I, supporting creation of equal opportunities.
  • Preparedness and ability to gain DV-level security clearance.


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.