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Land Programs - Schedulers

Date: 10-Mar-2023

Location: Greater Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in 50 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 and advisory services 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 looking for a Program/Project Scheduler to join our Land - Major Services Provider (MSP) team based in Melbourne.

Every day will see you providing project planning, coordinating &and scheduling services to ensure specific outcomes are achieved. You’ll be a natural organiser and thrive in a fast paced environment.


As a Scheduler, your responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing and maintaining project and program schedules
  • Managing work breakdown structures and supporting data dictionaries
  • Completing periodic progress reports on schedule performance and project deliverables
  • Attending regular project meetings
  • Stakeholder liaison in support of project schedules
  • Scheduling training for client personnel as required


To be successful in the role of Scheduler you will need to bring with you:

  • Demonstrated scheduling experience, ideally using Open Plan Professional (OPP) or similar scheduling tools such as Primavera or Microsoft Project.
  • Working knowledge of Defence project management processes
  • Good teamwork skills and the ability to work as part of a fast-moving project team in a dynamic and changing work environment
  • The confidence to be a self-starter


Whilst not essential, a working knowledge of Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) policy and processes will be highly regarded.


Applicants will also need to hold an existing Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) security clearance of at least Baseline level. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks for all preferred candidates


As the successful applicant, you will join an experienced, innovative and supportive tight-knit team. You will work across a diverse range of projects and products in Defence and will be exposed to different technologies and tools, allowing you to grow in your career and feel fulfilled in your work.


If you enjoy diverse work, flexibility, career growth and making a meaningful contribution to your team – this is the role for you!


MSP Services

Our MSP (Major Service Provider) Program, is part of a consortium of independent, technical partners; 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 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.  


Looking for an Employer with Benefits?

At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Individual Professional development allowance
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program & loyalty leave
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back
  • Relaxed dress code

A full list of our employee benefits 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 Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people.