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IT Project Manager

Date: 17-Nov-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role Purpose

To manage the delivery of tasks and standard projects in order to deliver the defined Business and customer benefits that meet the Project Business Case and Project Mandate.


Key Accountabilities

  1. Management of projects to deliver project objectives that are defined in the Project Business Case and Project Mandate.
  2. Ensuring projects meets all governance requirements in accordance with QQ policies and processes.
  3. Ensuring projects meet all compliance requirements especially with respect to Legal and Safety requirements in accordance with corporate policies and processes.
  4. Leadership of the project team
  5. Management of suppliers, where appropriate, to ensure the fulfilment of the requirements within a Statement Of Works that meets the standards of the Project Mandate.
  6. Manage and resolve scheduling conflicts and where required seek additional support either internally or externally.
  7. Manage resourcing forecast through the use of appropriate tools.
  8. Work with procurement to obtain pricing and manage the purchase of all materials associated to the delivery of projects.
  9. Management of Risks and Issues and the implementation of mitigation strategies.
  10. Arrange periodic meetings with teams and team leads to discuss all activities.
  11. Produce periodic reports and review as required.
  12. Alert management to any significant Risks.


Key Capabilities/Knowledge

• Experience in successfully managing standard projects

• Good knowledge of Project Management principles in accordance with industry and QQ standards.

• Knowledge and experience as graded in PMCDF competency framework for Project Managers.

• Team Leadership including the management of relationships and conflicts within project team.

• Resource Management.

• Financial management.

• Delivery of the project to agreed timelines.

• Working within the Life Cycle process to ensure the quality of the project is structured and achieved.

• Ability to negotiate with internal team.

• Good communication and interpersonal skills.

• A reasonable level of commercial awareness.

• A leadership style which will enable a consistent approach to delivery.

• Knowledge of other functional disciplines related to delivery (e.g. finance).

• Practitioner Level at Prince2 or APMP or another relevant Project Management qualification


Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience working with an IT environment.
  • Industry recognised qualification. i.e. Prince2 / AMP / PMP
  • Demonstrable experience of full Lifecycle Project Management
  • SC cleared to be held and maintained.



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.