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Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Consultant

Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: Greater Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 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.

We are currently seeking an Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Consultant to join our (Major Service Provider) MSP division in Melbourne.


Our MSP Division, is part of a consortium of independent, technical partners, which include Nova Systems and PwC; supported by a range of specialist SMEs.  We share and support Defence’s commitment to growing and improving Australia’s military capability.  We do this by delivering large, long term, integrated work packages across the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).  In doing so we work closely with both uniformed and public service staff to help plan the acquisition and support of advanced military systems and equipment through the provision of rigorous analysis, advice and assurance; we relish solving the unique and challenging problems this work entails.  



About the Role


QinetiQ is one of only four Major Service Providers (MSP) to the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).

The ILS consultant will work within a multidisciplinary team as a valued member of the QinetiQ Operations and Delivery team, focused on the delivery of exceptional customer outcomes and support across aspects of ILS to assist acquisition/integration of new capability into CASG.


For those new to the Defence sector, our unique in-house training program and ongoing support from our Principle ILS Consultants, will provide you with accelerated learning and enable you to quickly integrate into one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of Defence.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • As an ILS Professional in QinetiQ you will be responsible for completing logistics related tasks associated with Defence acquisition, in accordance with guidance provided, these may include:
  • Obsolescence Management & Spares requirement analysis
  • Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
  • Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Logistics Task Analysis, including resources and facilities requirements
  • Request for Tender (RFT) development
  • Contributing towards the resolution of logistics issues and challenges
  • Providing guidance on logistics policy, procedures and best practise
  • Demonstration of initiative and self-motivation.
  • Deliver services to customers that enhance QinetiQ’s reputation as a trusted provider and partner.


If you, like most, don't have all of the above experience, don't worry. QinetiQ welcome people with relevant experience and a willingness to learn, as we will invest in you to enhance your skills and competencies and further your career in Defence Logistics.


To be successful for the role of ILS Consultant you will need:

  • Previous ILS experience working within Defence projects, Defence platform sustainment,  or similar industry acquisition.
  • Knowledge of inventory management principles and optimisation
  • Previous experience working within complexed and collaborative team environments.
  • The ability to build strong relationships with clients, stakeholders, and delivery partners.
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn new skills
  • Well-developed communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Integrity and high personal ethical standards that align with QinetiQ standards


*Applicants MUST be eligible to hold an Australian Government security clearance*

QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates


By joining us you could be working on any of the following work packages; Communication Systems Branch, Explosive Materiel Branch (EMB), Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Branch (ISREW), Aerospace Surveillance and Response Branch (ASR), Air Training and Aviation Common System Program Office (ATACSPO), Land Services Division (LSD)


Life at QinetiQ

Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work, we value integrity, collaboration and performance.

QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.

We look after our people 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. Our salary and benefits package is designed to make sure we support our diverse group of employees through the different stages of their life and careers.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Annual professional development allocation and study leave
  • Flexible working options that suit you
  • Leave purchase scheme to balance what’s important to you
  • Loyalty leave,  earn extra days of annual leave up to an additional 10 days per year
  • Performance bonus awards for individual and company success
  • Salary continuance Insurance, protecting you financially during times of ill health
  • Cultural or Religious day of significance leave to observe days of significance to you
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum qualifying period
  • Dress for your day, no formal dress code just wear what feels good and suits your day
  • Give back with an annual volunteering day
  • Save money with our travel club and discounted health insurance options
  • Be supported with employee assistance services and family violence leave


A full list of our employee benefits and further information can be found here:


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.