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Transformation Programme Manager

Date: 04-May-2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Transformation Programme Manager

QinetiQ has ambitious plans for growth underpinned by an ongoing strategy to build an integrated global defence and security company.  To support these aims QinetiQ has a long term programme of transformational change to deliver strategic enabling capabilities across the company.  The programme is led by the Group Director Transformation within the Enterprise Services Function, and they develop the strategy and lead the transformation change projects or programmes throughout the organisation, influencing and engaging senior leaders to deliver the agreed outcomes.


The Transformation Programme Manager is one of two programme manager roles that support the Group Director Transformation in the planning, coordination, and implementation of these goals working with Group Functions and operating Sectors to realise strategic benefits.


The Transformation Programme Manager is required to act as a QinetiQ leader first and foremost, working with senior stakeholders across the company, supporting the Sectors and Functions to develop our organisation.  This is an important programme leadership position focused on driving change and transformation, and will be a key contributor to projects that improve business performance, process effectiveness, and employee engagement. 


Key accountabilities

  • Manage interdependencies across transformation workstreams and the Digital and Data Programme to ensuring alignment and effectiveness of delivery across the company.
  • Deliver workstreams to refine internal global processes, working across operating Sectors and Group Functions, to improve organisational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Implement the appropriate governance activities required to demonstrate control of the transformation outcomes and to facilitate good decision making practices at pace.
  • Create and manage programme artefacts, including MS Project plans, risk registers, Programme Management Plans, and QinetiQ Operating Model documents on behalf the Group Transformation Director.
  • Task the internal communications team to ensure the appropriate communications and information flows to support the transformation aims and delivery of benefits.
  • Role model the QinetiQ values and behaviours to enable a collaborative business environment.


Key capabilities/knowledge

  • Strategic thinker: ability to think beyond immediate area of responsibility, requiring:   business awareness, critical analysis and integration of information, ability to bridge “old and new” ways of working and to develop action-oriented plans.
  • Influence: ability to influence stakeholders to progress the delivery organisational goals.
  • Customer orientated: ensure changes deliver appropriate customer focus, with strong partner and customer orientation and ability to deliver outside formal line management arrangements.
  • Results Orientated: focused on improvement of business results.
  • Leadership: able to deliver the vision and direction for the Transformation Programme, to influence and align others towards this common purpose
  • Change Leadership: transform and align the business through its people to drive for improvement in new and challenging directions.
  • Team player: focusing, aligning and building effective groups within immediate business and across different functions and locations, encouraging innovation and fostering an inclusive environment.
  • Communication skills: being able to effectively communicate as part of a two-way interaction, using a range of techniques, to ensure the received meaning matches the transmitted meaning.
  • Stakeholder Management: being able to identify, plan and implement actions to positively engage parties with an interest in, or influence over, the Transformation outcomes.
  • Change Management: being able to develop and enact a structured approach to organisational change in support of QinetiQ’s vision, overcoming resistance to change from the impacted people.
  • Benefits Management: being able to identify, plan, agree and realise tangible and intangible benefits from change programmes.
  • Industry: Understanding of the Defence & security industry and the issues and opportunities it faces, in areas such as technology, data and business change.


Experience & qualifications

  • Experience and understanding of Project & Programme management including tools and practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, project management, problem-solving, and influencing skills.
  • Must be a clear and articulate communicator and have professional poise and presence with a diverse set of audiences, with the ability to partner across all levels.
  • Demonstrated experience working with multi-skilled teams on projects to deliver robust programmes.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience either leading a complex project or global in scale, or leading programmes or having a significant role in their success.


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.