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Senior Project Manager - Q-Works

Date: 11-Mar-2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: Senior Project Manager               Location: Farnborough                   Company: QinetiQ

About the role

Science and Technology (S&T) is a mission-critical enabler of operational advantage for our customers, and we need to ensure our future technical capabilities remain aligned to fast moving customer needs and global trends. 
We are focussed on the major challenges defence and security organisations face, identifying new, smarter combinations of technologies that when connected together have a far greater power to solve our customers challenges.


Sitting within S&T, we have the Q-Works delivery team, a specialist agile team acting as an enabler for growth. Our portfolio is vast and diverse, and can range from; helping our customers to incubate new products, exploring new solutions via relationships with SMEs, and running ground breaking trials with cutting edge technologies. We work with all of the businesses within QinetiQ to enable them to achieve growth across any – and more – of these areas.


This position has been created due to exponential portfolio growth, and now is a great time to get involved with this diverse, innovative and exciting delivery team.


We welcome applicants with experience from across different industries and backgrounds, and those with a mix of agile and waterfall delivery experience.


What do I need?

Experience in some of the following areas would be desirable, but not essential.

  • 3 years plus of successfully delivering complex projects. 
  • 3 years plus of working with Agile and or minimum viable products.
  • Hardware and/or software delivery.
  • Experience of traditional waterfall delivery methods
  • Agile Scrum Master/Product Owner and/or DSDM Agile Practitioner 


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

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What will I be doing?

Using your project management experience you will be delivering a variety of interesting and cutting edge technology projects to customers and internally.

You will be responsible for:


  • Delivery of products, solutions, and IP projects using agile, water, and/or minimum viable product methodologies. 
  • Driving business change initiatives
  • Resolving conflicts within the project and collaborating across QinetiQ
  • Maintenance of forecasts for sales and delivery. 
  • Reporting progress on all accountabilities to programme / portfolio manager. 

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.