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Assistant Project Manager

Date: 06-Sep-2022

Location: Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Successful candidate will be expected to travel to various sites in Scotland and Northern England depending on workload and availability.


To lead small to medium projects and support the delivery of larger construction and estate management projects across the LTPA and QE Estate to ensure a high level of service delivery.


Key Accountabilities/Knowledge: 

  • Organise small and medium scale projects and support the delivery of larger projects
  • Integrating the project team within the business and ensuring that a Health and Safety culture is embedded within the team
  • Work with more senior Project Management resources to develop competence
  • Define with support and maintain under review the overall aims and objectives of the Project, together with their relative priorities, and the overall scope of the Project
  • Define with support and agreeing an appropriate budget, delivering the Project within this budget and managing and reporting progress against an agreed cost plan
  • Managing with support the activities of the external advisors, including the management of their appointments, via appointed Procurement Team Managers within QinetiQ
  • Management with support of project documentation to include Bids, proposals and third party documentation (configuration control)
  • Deploy with support appropriate risk management strategies and methods for controlling quality
  • Awareness of Planning Application and GPDO processes
  • Awareness of certain aspects of sustainability and energy aspects of project delivery.
  • Understanding of certain aspects of Building Regulations.
  • Awareness of JSP standards
  • Understanding of risk management processes and techniques
  • Awareness of environmental legislation and ecological regulation
  • Understanding of the Construction, Design Management (CDM) Regulations
  • An awareness of the methods associated with civil engineering, infrastructure and building projects.
  • An awareness of the principles of NEC contracts as well as JCT
  • Developing interpersonal skills with an ability to deal with more senior Project Managers on a day to day basis and as well as developing stakeholder management skills.
  • Over  2 year’s experience of developing small scale low to medium risk projects.
  • Single sector project delivery experience including defence
  • Technical qualification supplemented with HND/HNC with APM Introductory certificate preferable



•    Over 2 year's experience of developing small scale low to medium risk projects.
•    Single sector project delivery experience including defence
•    Technical qualification supplemented with HND/HNC with APM Introductory certificate preferable.




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, 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 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, 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.