Project Manager - Construction

Date: 19 Sep 2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: Project Manager

Location: Farnborough                     

Company: QinetiQ


About the role

We are currently recruiting a Project Manager to join our Estates Team. This is a growing team working on a range of interesting small to medium scale construction projects across our vast estate portfolio. You will play a key role for QinetiQ helping to modernise our sites across the UK and be the focal point for the delivery of key construction and estate management projects. In this role you will be delivering and managing all phases of both new build and refurbishment projects ensuring they are delivered in a timely and effective manner.


What will you be doing?


You will be a delivery focused Project Manager to support and advise on all matters estates.


  • Organise the Project, the project team and its delivery
  • Integrating the project team within the business and ensuring that a Health and Safety culture is embedded within the team
  • Managing the activities of the external advisors, including the management of their appointments, via appointed Procurement Team Managers within QinetiQ
  • Management of project documentation to include Bids, proposals and third party documentation (configuration control)
  • Deploy appropriate risk management strategies and methods for controlling quality


What do I need?

You have 2+ years’ experience within project management, you will be a strong communicator, proactive and success-driven individual, and you will demonstrate good experience and credibility and be confident engaging with stakeholders and presenting solutions.


  • Working knowledge of Planning Application and GPDO process
  • Knowledge of Building Regulations, JSP standard, risk management processes and techniques
  • Experience of the Construction, Design Management (CDM) Regulations and must have acted as client or similar role on a construction related project
  • Working knowledge of NEC contracts as well as JCT
  • Experience of working within the Defence/Security industry is desirable but not essential and we are open to applications from various industries.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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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.