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Principal Project Controller

Date: 25-Jun-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Key Accountabilities

1. Introductory leadership skills; small team leadership through task management, coaching and mentoring and/or Line Management

2. Project support to IDTs and other large and complex strategic programmes.

3. Service delivery and performance of project teams with assigned IDTs or programmes.

4. Provide coaching and mentoring to other members of the PCP&R and wider Delivery Support function.

5. A good understanding of project finances and reporting metrics.

6. Contribute to the design and improvement of project support capability and process.


Key Capabilities/Knowledge

1. Working knowledge of project management principles and how project control activities underpin them.

2. Sharing knowledge, skills and best practice across QinetiQ.

3. Demonstrable competence in SAP, MS Excel (including add-ins), Word, Outlook, Project, PowerPoint and SharePoint.

4. Good organisational and record keeping skills.

5. Awareness of the project lifecycle and sales processes.

6. Intermediate process management skills.

7. Recognised expert in a number of project support activities and tools.

8. Strong organisational skills with ability to prioritise workload and multi-task.

9. Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with individuals at varying levels.

10. Ability to work as part of a team and well as unsupervised.


Experience & Qualifications

1. Educated to a minimum of GCSE level (to included English and Mathematics).

2. Competence against the agreed Project controls Competency Framework at a level of Foundation or APMP Introductory Certificate desirable


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.