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Project Managers - MSP Melbourne

Date: 16-Mar-2023

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.


QinetiQ is developing at an incredible pace year on year and we’re not slowing down. This is a remarkable phase in our history and we are looking for talented Project Managers based in Melbourne, to join our Major Service Provider (MSP) Division as we embark on our next phase of growth.


You’ll share our values of Performance, Collaboration and Integrity, and our purpose to protect the safety and security of our nation. Joining our talented team, you will be part of a diverse and inclusive environment with an enviable culture which inspires our people to deliver their best work.


Our MSP Division, is part of a large and well respected consortium of independent, technical management partners, which include Nova Systems and PwC: supported by a range of specialist SMEs. 


The MSP portfolio covers the CASG Maritime, Land, Air and Joint Domains, employing over 800 individual management consultants in partnership with our Defence Clients. This long standing arrangement enables us to provide development pathways for our employees and hugely diverse opportunities in terms of role, specialisation or location.  From contributing to the design specification of a new weapon system, establishing sustainment processes for critical defence materiel or working closely with the World’s most advanced Defence manufacturers, there are opportunities and long term careers for motivated team players.        


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 and undertake 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.  


As Project Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Leading a team to provide project management, engineering and logistic services to multiple Defence Land and Sea projects.
  • Providing strategic advice to Senior Stakeholders on capability options, acquisition strategies and Program risks and issues.
  • Supporting complex project and contract management
  • Supporting the development of complex business cases and delivery strategies
  • Managing the scope and deliverables of your area of responsibility
  • Stakeholder engagement within the Defence environment
  • Managing rapidly changing schedules and project priorities


To be successful for the role of Project Manager the ideal applicant will require:

  • Significant experience in leadership and management in a range of challenging environments and settings
  • Experience in project controls and co-ordination of contract deliverables
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, multi task and work under pressure
  • Knowledge of modem writing standards and processes, or Defence Writing Standards (not essential)
  • Demonstrated experience in a large capability acquisition projects, preferably but not essential experience in Defence LAND projects
  • MS Project / Prince 2 / Agile 


Applicants MUST be eligible to obtain an Australian Government security clearance. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates. 


Life at QinetiQ

Are you ready to be part of a game-changing team leading the development of tomorrow’s technology? When you join QinetiQ, you’ll work alongside some of the industry’s most brilliant minds. We offer generous benefits to support you throughout each stage of your career, including industry-leading flexibility and generous performance rewards. 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
  • Leave purchase
  • Loyalty leave
  • Individual and company performance bonuses
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back


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 Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.