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Project Support - Adelaide

Date: 17-Mar-2023

Location: Greater Adelaide, South Australia, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in 51 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.

QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

Join our Advisory Services business, based in Adelaide SA.


Advisory Services

In our Advisory Services division, everything starts with a problem that needs a solution. We act as an independent, technical partner for customers looking to procure defined services and develop specific capabilities. We help them diagnose, rationalise and solve intractable problems by providing analysis, advice and assurance, enabling our customers to make sound decisions about cost, time and performance.


As part of our support to our Defence, Science and Technology clients, your role as Project Support Officer (PSO) will see you embedded within our customer’s organisation. You will work within a Project Management Office (PMO), supporting the delivery of projects. 


As Project Support Officer, you duties will include but not limited to:

  • Supporting the delivery of a number of projects in accordance with the approved budget and scope
  • Drafting of project management documentation (including plans, reports and briefs)
  • Development and maintenance of project schedules
  • Engagement with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assisting in project meetings (including taking minutes, developing presentations, and leading discussions)


About you

  • Project or program assurance or portfolio management experience (Defence industry and knowledge ideal)
  • Understanding of project management methodologies (preferably with an Agile, PMP, MSP, MoP, PRINCE2, PMBOK) or an interest to obtain a similar certification
  • Highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining professionall relationships


Due to the nature of our work, you'll need to be an Australian citizen and eligible for Australian Defence security clearance.  

Life at QinetiQ

Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work, we value integrity, collaboration and performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market. We celebrate our differences and incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do.  QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.


We look after our people and have an attractive compensation package which supports all our employees through different stages of their careers, some of these include:

  • Individual Professional Development Allocation
  • Flexible Working
  • Salary Continuance (Income Protection)
  • Loyalty Leave
  • Leave Purchase
  • Up to 18 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Study Leave (Up to 5 days paid leave per year)
  • Performance based rewards
  • Salary Sacrifice and Novated Leasing
  • Referral bonuses
  • Dress for your day

    A full list of our employee benefits and further information can be found here: *eligibility requirements apply.   


As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers’ advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.