Programme Controller

Date: 13 Sep 2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:                     Programme Controller

Location:                     Farnborough, UK

Package:                     Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

Role Type:                   Full time / Permanent

Role ID:                       SF15276


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Programme Controller at our Farnborough site 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 Programme Controller, you’ll have a role that is out of the ordinary, responsible for the delivery and overseeing of project controls functions across a variety of projects in a diverse team.


Day-to-day, you’ll be working closely with the Senior Project Managers and Project Controllers in a leadership role to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and consistency is developed across QinetiQ’s portfolio.


  • Engaging, mentoring and supporting the team in their career development and providing guidance that enables the transfer of learning into effective practice for the team
  • Directing, instructing and supervising the teams in the delivery of project controls functions to the  business in accordance with the PMO Strategy and QinetiQ Operating Framework
  • Developing and maintaining regular, open and positive lines of communication within the team, with the leadership, programme and project teams and other key delivery partners
  • Risk, Negotiation, HR and Conflict Management throughout the project lifecycle
  • Maintenance of all appropriate reporting needs in support of project and programme delivery
  • Undertaking tasks and activities, as required, in the delivery of project controls functions to the  business in accordance with the  PMO Strategy and QinetiQ Operating Framework#

Full time, hybrid working.


Essential experience of the Programme Controller:

  • Previous experience in Project Management Office (PMO)
  • In-Depth knowledge of research management and cost control
  • Experience of Stakeholder Management
  • Experience in Defence, Aerospace, Engineering or other related sectors


Qualifications for the Programme Controller:

  • Prince2 Qualification, desirable, but not essential

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC 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: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave.
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community.

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.


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.


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. 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.