Project Technical Lead

Date: 14 Sep 2023

Location: London, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Purpose


Do you want to work on exciting, difficult problems that deliver capabilities into the heart of our National Security customers that support their on-going mission of protecting the UK?


At QinetiQ, we are investing in and growing our National Security team, particularly our presence in London. As part of this growth, we are looking for experienced Technical Leads across a range of grades to join our team and contribute to shaping and developing the capability.

We are looking for people who want to work with government customers on their premises, understanding their mission and business objectives, helping them shape and deliver their future mission, working together to make the UK a safer and better place.


We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. Every time someone joins the company, there is an opportunity for us to bring in a different perspective. We are always eager to continue to diversify our team. We are committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best and most fulfilling work of your career.


We want to hear from you if you are:


  • Excited by the challenge of shaping something new and growing how we work for our customers
  • Driven by the excitement and challenge of helping our customers solve some of the most critical challenges faced in Defence and National Security
  • Keen to work with our offsite teams to help us better integrate a broad range of existing and new capabilities both within our business and supplier ecosystems
  • Willing to work on customer sites in London for 3-4 days a week, with your remaining time either in QinetiQ offices or remote
  • Currently hold the highest levels of UK Government clearance


Key Accountabilities:


Planning technical activities, including:



Oversight of technical delivery, including:


  • Working alongside other team members to ensure successful delivery
  • Leading the delivery team, acting as a coordinator and facilitator, supporting and guiding the team members.
  • Ensuring that the technical tasks are conducted according to the plan
  • Ensuring the end deliverables meet customer specification and quality expectations
  • Ensuring that safety and security is properly maintained and legislation is complied with.
  • Ensuring that the necessary artefacts and documentation are created and controlled
  • Ensuring that issues are identified and recorded immediately
  • Ensuring that appropriate engineering plans as required by the customer are in place.


Key Capabilities/Knowledge:


  • Understanding of Through Life Engineering
  • Team Leadership
  • Communication Skills
  • Basic understanding of Project management




You will be passionate about working closely with your customers and keeping the UK safe. You may have a degree that may be in a related field. You might not, but might instead demonstrate how you have trodden the path for yourself and gained the skills and experience required to be successful in this role. We would expect you to have experience in most, but not all of the key capabilities.


Please note all applicants must hold the highest levels of UK Government clearance.




At QinetiQ, we support the work of our National Security agencies to help protect the UK and its people. We deliver innovative solutions to their problems straight to the people who need it most.


Further to recent acquisitions and investment in the areas of Intelligence and Security Solutions and Data Intelligence, our business is set to scale-up our capability for how we collaborate and innovate with our customers.


QinetiQ pays competitively within the industry. The salary for this position is dependent upon your experience and is relative to our current people. It is vital to us that all our people are remunerated fairly, ensuring everyone feels valued. We assess seniority relative to the existing team during the interviewing process.


We look forward to hearing from you!